There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Ben Nevis by train, bus, night train or car

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

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 914 / ...

$55 - $76

Cheapest option

Night train  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Fort William

$48 - $64

4 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 914 / ...

$49 - $66

Bus via Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel M90 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel to Fort William, Bus Station 226 / ...

$59 - $70

Train  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Crianlarich
  2. Take the train from Crianlarich to Fort William

$65 - $81

Drive  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Ben Nevis 140.6 miles

$30 - $45

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Ben Nevis, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Ben Nevis via Buchanan Bus Station and Fort William, Bus Station in around 5 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Ben Nevis via Crianlarich and Fort William in around 5 h 41 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Edinburgh to Crianlarich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Train from Crianlarich to Fort William
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $21
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Fort William
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$197
Sleeper Seat
$29 - $45
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Ben Nevis is 146 km. The road distance is 225 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Ben Nevis is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 52 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Ben Nevis is to drive which takes 2 h 52 min and costs £22 - £35.

It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Edinburgh to Ben Nevis, including transfers.