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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Car ferry, train via Holyhead  •  15h 51m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Haymarket
  4. Take the train from Haymarket to Inverness

£168 - £598

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  23h 27m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Perth, Scotland
  3. Take the bus from Perth, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station M91

£42 - £58

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Bus, car ferry  •  15h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Busáras to Belfast City Centre, Glengall Street X2a / ...
  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 bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station M10 / ...

£106 - £133

Train, car ferry, bus  •  17h 3m

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place
  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

£102 - £219

Car ferry, train  •  22h 41m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Edinburgh
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness

£153 - £404

Car ferry, drive  •  10h 33m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Drive from Holyhead to Loch Ness

£109 - £151

Fly Dublin to Inverness, bus  •  6h 4m

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

£66 - £227

Train to Belfast City, fly to Inverness  •  7h 34m

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

£60 - £168

Fly Dublin to Aberdeen, train  •  8h 44m

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

£69 - £246

Fly Dublin to Edinburgh, train  •  9h 46m

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

£58 - £217

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Loch Ness is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 23h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Loch Ness is to fly and bus which costs 75€ - 270€ and takes 6h 4m.

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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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Perth, Bus Station and Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 27m.

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The distance between Dublin and Loch Ness is 285 miles.

The best way to get from Dublin to Loch Ness without a car is to car ferry and train via Holyhead which takes 15h 51m and costs 190€ - 700€.

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It takes approximately 15h 51m 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 20m.

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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: 15h 51m

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 car ferry to Holyhead, take the walk to Holyhead, take the train to Crewe, take the train to Haymarket, 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 Belfast City Centre, Glengall Street, Belfast Great Victoria Street, Yorkgate, Belfast, Cairnryan, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Buchanan Bus Station, and Inverness, Bus Station in around 15h 57m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Inverness via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £290
Flights from Dublin to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £250
Flights from Dublin to Aberdeen via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £360
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£29 - £190
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £250
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£29 - £190
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£14 - £150
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Dublin to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £250
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Train operators
Virgin Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Crewe to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£90 - £310
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£90 - £120
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£230 - £310
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
£15 - £22
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
First Anytime Day Single
£50 - £75
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £110
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £110
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £110
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £110
Train from Dyce to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£21 - £65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £65
Train from Edinburgh Gateway to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £110
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£80 - £110
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£15 - £21
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
£15 - £21
1st Class
£30 - £45
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£15 - £22
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
£15 - £22
1st Class
£30 - £50
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
£13 - £16
Flexible
£16 - £19
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£90 - £130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£35 - £50
Off-Peak Day Single
£55 - £85
Anytime Day Single
£90 - £130
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast City Centre, Glengall Street
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£22 - £26
Website
Bus Eireann
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £20
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£24 - £35
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£20 - £29
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Perth, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£18 - £26
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
Scottish Citylink
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 Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Book at
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Perth, Scotland
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Book at
National Express
Stagecoach Highlands
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£28 - £32
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
£100 - £120
On Foot
£28 - £32
car
£86
Passenger
£30
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £120
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
£35
Small Car
£119
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
£30
Small Car
£129
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
£40 - £150
Website
P&O Ferries
Passenger & Car Saver
£100
Passenger & Car Flexi
£150
Overnight Cabin
£40

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to line 747 bus which takes 17 min and costs 5€.

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