There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Carbost 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  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh

$113 - $168

Cheapest option

Night train, bus  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Fort William
  2. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) 916 / ...

$55 - $83

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9 h 22 min

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

$59 - $103

Bus via Inverness, Bus Station  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) 917

$57 - $82

Bus  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Dunfermline, Kingsgate Centre to Tyndrum, Public Toilets 266
  2. Take the bus from Tyndrum, Public Toilets to Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) 916 / ...

$64 - $83

Drive  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Carbost 235.7 miles

$50 - $75

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Carbost. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) and arriving at Carbost, Post Office via Inverness, Bus Station and Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 28 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Carbost is 153 miles. The road distance is 235.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Carbost without a car is to train which takes 7 h 46 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 46 min to get from Edinburgh to Carbost, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Carbost bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12).

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Carbost is to train which takes 7 h 46 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 28 min.

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Edinburgh to Carbost bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Carbost is 236 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to drive from Edinburgh to Carbost.

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There are 217+ hotels available in Carbost. Prices start at $111 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Carbost.
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  • Distance: 152.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 46 min

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Carbost via Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh in around 7 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Carbost via Inverness, Bus Station and Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) in around 9 h 28 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $27
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
$193
Sleeper Seat
$28 - $45
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 (War Memorial)
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Tyndrum, Public Toilets to Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial)
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial)
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Dunfermline, Kingsgate Centre to Tyndrum, Public Toilets
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk

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