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

$121 - $179

Cheapest option

Night train, bus  •  10 h 41 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) 915 / ...

$59 - $84

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9 h 15 min

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

$63 - $111

Bus via Inverness, Bus Station  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station G90 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) 917

$61 - $89

Bus  •  11 h 21 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) 915 / ...

$62 - $86

Drive  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Carbost 235.7 miles

$50 - $75

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 16 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
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $29
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
$30 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$120 - $170
Sleeper Berth Solo
$207
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $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 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Tyndrum, Public Toilets to Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial)
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial)
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $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
$24
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Edinburgh to Carbost?

The distance between Edinburgh and Carbost is 244 km. The road distance is 377 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Carbost?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Carbost is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4 h 33 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Carbost?

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Carbost is to drive which takes 4 h 33 min and costs £35 - £55.

Is there a direct bus between Edinburgh and Carbost?

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh 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 16 min.

How long does it take to get from Edinburgh to Carbost?

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