There are 9 ways to get from Dublin to Loch Ness by plane, bus, train, car ferry, night train, bus and ferry or car

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Fly Dublin to Inverness, bus  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Inverness (INV) DUB - INV
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End)

$86 - $297

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  20 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Glasgow
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station G10

$75 - $104

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Train to Belfast City, fly to Inverness  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Inverness (INV) BHD - INV

$97 - $232

Fly Dublin to Edinburgh, train  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Edinburgh (EDI) DUB - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Inverness

$76 - $206

Fly Dublin to Glasgow, train  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Glasgow (GLA) DUB - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness

$86 - $206

Train, car ferry, bus  •  15 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness

$157 - $198

Car ferry, train  •  16 h 12 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  3. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Haymarket
  4. Take the train from Haymarket to Inverness

$232 - $413

Bus, car ferry, night train  •  17 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  4. Take the night train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Spean Bridge
  5. Take the bus from Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End) 919 / ...

$113 - $144

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Dublin to Belfast
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Drive from Cairnryan to Loch Ness

$108 - $144

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Loch Ness is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 20 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Loch Ness is to fly and bus which costs 70€ - 260€ and takes 5 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Loch Ness. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End) via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Buchanan Bus Station and Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 50 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Loch Ness is 456 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Loch Ness without a car is to train and car ferry and bus which takes 15 h 30 min and costs 130€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from Dublin to Loch Ness, including transfers.

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Dublin to Loch Ness bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dublin station.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Inverness Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Dublin to Loch Ness bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Inverness, Bus Station.

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Aer Lingus and Loganair offer flights from Dublin Airport to Inverness Airport.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Loch Ness.
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  • Distance: 284.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 27 min

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Loch Ness, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Loch Ness. However, you can take the bus to Dublin Airport, take the walk to Dublin airport, fly to Inverness, take the walk to Inverness Airport, Terminal Building (Inverness Airport), take the bus to Inverness, Marks and Spencer, take the walk to Inverness, Bus Station, then take the bus to Loch Ness. Alternatively, you can take the train to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station, take the walk to Belfast Albert Clock Queens Square, take the line 600 shuttle to Belfast City Airport, take the walk to Belfast City airport, fly to Inverness, take the walk to Inverness Airport, Terminal Building (Inverness Airport), take the bus to Inverness, Marks and Spencer, take the walk to Inverness, Bus Station, then take the bus to Loch Ness.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Dublin to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh Gateway to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Haymarket to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $200
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Spean Bridge
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$24 - $35
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach Highlands
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$170
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$47
Small Car
$157
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $43
car
$117
Passenger
$41

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There are 551+ hotels available in Loch Ness. Prices start at $98 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs 4€ - 11€.

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