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There are 5 ways to get from East Kilbride to Loch Ness by train, bus, night train or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
  2. Take the train from Perth to Inverness

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Inverness

Bus via Invergarry, Hotel

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Invergarry, Hotel

Night train, bus

  1. Take the night train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Spean Bridge
  2. Take the bus from Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm

Drive

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Loch Ness

East Kilbride to Loch Ness by train, walk and bus

The journey time between East Kilbride and Loch Ness is around 7h 41m and covers a distance of around 210 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 11m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 52m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, LNER, Scottish Citylink and others, the East Kilbride to Loch Ness service departs from East Kilbride and arrives in Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm. Typically 39 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 30m
Layover time:
3h 11m
Total time:
7h 41m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 52m
Journey distance:
210 miles
Services per week:
39
Cheapest price:
£36
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:57
Last service departs at:
23:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

East Kilbride to Loch Ness train, walk and bus schedules

East Kilbride → Loch Ness
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Loch Ness is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Loch Ness is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Loch Ness is 1 metre.

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The most affordable way to get from East Kilbride to Loch Ness is to drive, which costs £27 - £40 and takes 3h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Loch Ness is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 3h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Loch Ness. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm via Hamilton, Bus Station, Glasgow and Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Loch Ness is 107 miles. The road distance is 177.6 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Loch Ness without a car is to train which takes 7h 11m and costs £30 - £170.

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It takes approximately 7h 11m to get from East Kilbride to Loch Ness, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Loch Ness bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Glasgow station.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Loch Ness is to train which takes 7h 11m and costs £30 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus via Invergarry, Hotel, which costs £30 - £55 and takes 7h 22m.

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East Kilbride to Loch Ness bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Inverness station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Loch Ness is 178 miles. It takes approximately 3h 19m to drive from East Kilbride to Loch Ness.

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  • Distance: 107.3 miles
  • Duration: 7h 11m

What companies run services between East Kilbride, Scotland and Loch Ness, Scotland?

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Loch Ness via Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street, Perth, Inverness, and Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 in around 7h 11m. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Invergarry, Hotel 3 times a day. Tickets cost £23 - £35 and the journey takes 3h 59m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £40
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£13 - £20
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £40
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£24 - £75
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£24 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£55 - £75
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£15 - £110
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£15 - £22
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £65
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£70 - £110
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Invergarry, Hotel
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach Highlands
Phone
01856878014
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Website
Stagecoach Highlands

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