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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Ardfern by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Oban

£33 - £94

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Bus  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Glenrothes, Bus Station Arrival Bay X59 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glenrothes, Bus Station to Oban, Station Road 266

£25 - £37

2 alternative options

Bus via Glasgow  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station 900 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street 926

£26 - £38

Drive  •  2h 51m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Ardfern 142.8 miles

£21 - £35

Edinburgh to Ardfern by train and bus

The journey time between Edinburgh and Ardfern is around 23h 49m and covers a distance of around 164 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 23h 49m. Operated by First ScotRail Service and West Coast Motors, the Edinburgh to Ardfern service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Ardfern, Craignish Primary School. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
23h 49m
Fastest journey time:
23h 49m
Journey distance:
164 miles
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
£33
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:08
Last service departs at:
08:08

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Ardfern train and bus schedules

Edinburgh → Ardfern
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ardfern is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Ardfern is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Ardfern is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Ardfern. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Ardfern, Craignish Primary School via Buchanan Bus Station and Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 21m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Ardfern is 92 miles. The road distance is 142.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Ardfern without a car is to train which takes 5h 52m and costs £30 - £95.

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It takes approximately 5h 52m to get from Edinburgh to Ardfern, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Ardfern bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Ardfern is to train which takes 5h 52m and costs £30 - £95. Alternatively, you can bus via Glasgow, which costs £26 - £40 and takes 6h 21m.

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Edinburgh to Ardfern bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Ardfern is 143 miles. It takes approximately 2h 51m to drive from Edinburgh to Ardfern.

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  • Distance: 92.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 52m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Ardfern, Scotland?

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Edinburgh to Oban once a week. Tickets cost £29 - £90 and the journey takes 3h 59m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Ardfern via Buchanan Bus Station and Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street in around 6h 21m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Oban
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£29 - £90
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£29 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£70 - £90
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Glenrothes, Bus Station Arrival Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Glenrothes, Bus Station to Oban, Station Road
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£16 - £22
Website
Fishers Tours of Dundee

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