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There are 10 ways to get from Dublin to Loch Ness by train, car ferry, bus, night train, bus and ferry, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train, car ferry, bus  •  17h 37m

  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 Edinburgh, Bus Station 923
  4. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness

$166 - $240

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Bus to Belfast City, fly to Inverness  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Inverness (INV) BHD - INV

$67 - $196

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Car ferry, train  •  18h 21m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Newton-le-Willows
  3. Take the train from Newton-le-Willows to York
  4. Take the train from York to Inverness

$168 - $256

Car ferry, train, night train  •  18h 22m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
  3. Take the train from Llandudno Junction to Warrington Bank Quay
  4. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Carlisle
  5. Take the night train from Carlisle to Inverness

$193 - $306

Bus and ferry, bus  •  21h 45m

  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

$70 - $102

Car ferry, night train  •  22h 3m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
  2. Take the night train from Preston to Inverness

$112 - $292

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 47m

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

$109 - $145

Fly Dublin to Inverness, bus  •  6h 17m

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

$84 - $299

Fly Dublin to Edinburgh, train  •  9h 24m

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

$75 - $206

Fly Dublin to Aberdeen, train  •  9h 9m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Aberdeen (ABZ) DUB - ABZ
  2. Take the train from Dyce to Inverness

$96 - $290

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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 21h 45m.

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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 6h 17m.

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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 via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Buchanan Bus Station and Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 45m.

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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 17h 37m and costs 140€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 17h 37m 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 1h 30m.

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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: 17h 37m

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 train to Belfast Central Train Station, take the train to Sydenham, take the taxi to Belfast, take the car ferry to Cairnryan, take the walk to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the bus to Edinburgh, Bus Station, take the walk to Edinburgh, take the train to Inverness, take the walk to Inverness, Bus Station, then take the bus to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dublin to Loch Ness via Holyhead, Holyhead, Newton-le-Willows, York, Inverness, and Inverness, Bus Station in around 18h 21m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Inverness via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Dublin to Aberdeen via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Dublin to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h
When
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 to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Edinburgh Gateway to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Train from Dyce to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$55 - $85
Train from York to Inverness
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$55 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Newton-le-Willows
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
First Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Train from Llandudno Junction to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newton-le-Willows to York
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $22
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $45
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Carlisle to Inverness
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$196
Sleeper Seat
$40 - $60
Night train from Preston to Inverness
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$198
Sleeper Seat
$45 - $70
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
citylink.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
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
National Express
Stagecoach Highlands
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Dublin Coach
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Schedules at
poferries.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Passenger & Car Saver
$131
Passenger & Car Flexi
$196
Overnight Cabin
$53

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 14m and costs 4€ - 11€.

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