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There are 7 ways to get from Edinburgh to Balnaknock by train, taxi, bus, night train, car, plane or ferry

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Train, taxi  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
  3. Take a taxi from Kyle of Lochalsh to Balnaknock

£139 - £370

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Bus  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station 900 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Uig, Sheadar Road End 915 / ...

£51 - £77

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Train, bus  •  9h 32m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square 917

£54 - £235

Night train, bus  •  9h 23m

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Spean Bridge
  2. Take the bus from Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent to Uig, Sheadar Road End 915 / ...

£67 - £82

Drive  •  4h 56m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Balnaknock 251.8 miles

£35 - £55

Train to Glasgow, fly to Benbecula, ferry  •  8h 3m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Benbecula (BEB) GLA - BEB
  3. Take the ferry from Lochmaddy North Uist Ferry Terminal to Uig Skye Ferry Terminal

£115 - £287

Fly Edinburgh to Stornoway, bus, ferry  •  8h 45m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Stornoway (SYY) EDI - SYY
  2. Take the bus from Stornoway, Bus Station to Tarbert, Car Park
  3. Take the ferry from Tarbert to Uig Skye Ferry Terminal

Edinburgh → Balnaknock
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The most affordable way to get from Edinburgh to Balnaknock is to drive, which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Balnaknock is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4h 56m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Balnaknock is 164 miles. The road distance is 251.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Balnaknock without a car is to train and taxi which takes 8h 20m and costs £130 - £370.

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It takes approximately 8h 20m to get from Edinburgh to Balnaknock, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Benbecula Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Balnaknock is 252 miles. It takes approximately 4h 56m to drive from Edinburgh to Balnaknock.

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Loganair offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Benbecula Airport.

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There are 66+ hotels available in Balnaknock. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £6.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Balnaknock.
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  • Distance: 164.3 miles
  • Duration: 8h 20m

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

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Balnaknock via Buchanan Bus Station and Uig, Sheadar Road End in around 10h 10m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Benbecula
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £360
Flights from Glasgow to Benbecula via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£130 - £360
Flights from Edinburgh to Stornoway
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £440
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £110
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £110
Train from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £50
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£16 - £23
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£35 - £50
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£22 - £190
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£85 - £120
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£130 - £190
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£21 - £30
Website
Scottish Citylink
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 Uig, Sheadar Road End
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent to Uig, Sheadar Road End
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£21 - £30
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach In The Highlands
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Lochs Motor Transport
Phone
01851 860288
Email
lochsmotors@btconnect.com
Website
lochsmotortransport.co.uk
Bus from Stornoway, Bus Station to Tarbert, Car Park
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Unknown
Lochs Motor Transport
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
Phone
+44 (0)1475 650 397
Email
enquiries@calmac.co.uk
Website
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Lochmaddy North Uist Ferry Terminal to Uig Skye Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£6 - £7
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£6 - £7
Car
£30 - £34
Ferry from Tarbert to Uig Skye Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£6 - £7
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£6 - £7
Car
£28 - £32
Other operators
Taxi from Kyle of Lochalsh to Balnaknock
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Estimated price
£100 - £130
Kyle Taxi Company
Phone
+44 1599 534 323
Website
lochalsh.net

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