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There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Ben Nevis by train, bus, night train or car

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Train, bus  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Pitlochry
  2. Take the bus from Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel to Fort William, Bus Station 226 / ...

Cheapest option

Night train  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Fort William

$47 - $63

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 916 / ...

$48 - $65

Train  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Crianlarich
  3. Take the train from Crianlarich to Fort William

$64 - $82

Drive  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Ben Nevis 140.6 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Ben Nevis is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Ben Nevis is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Ben Nevis is 91 miles. The road distance is 140.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Ben Nevis without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Edinburgh to Ben Nevis, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Ben Nevis is to bus which takes 5 h 28 min and costs £35 - £50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £45 - £65 and takes 6 h 51 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Ben Nevis is 141 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to drive from Edinburgh to Ben Nevis.

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There are 251+ hotels available in Ben Nevis. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Ben Nevis.
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  • Distance: 91 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 41 min

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 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Ben Nevis via Glasgow Queen Street, Crianlarich, and Fort William in around 6 h 51 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Pitlochry
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Crianlarich
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Crianlarich to Fort William
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $21
LNER
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
$28 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$28 - $45
Bus operators
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
Twice daily
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
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
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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