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

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Train, bus  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Dornoch, Cathedral Square X99 / ...

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Train  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Tain

$42 - $75

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Bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Dornoch, Cathedral Square X99 / ...

Night train, bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Dornoch, Cathedral Square X99 / ...

Drive  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dornoch 196.9 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Inverness, bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Inverness (INV) EDI - INV
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Dornoch, Cathedral Square

Fly to Wick, bus  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Wick (WIC) EDI - WIC
  2. Take the bus from Wick, Hill Avenue to Dornoch, Cathedral Square

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Dornoch is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Dornoch is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Dornoch. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station and arriving at Dornoch, Cathedral Square via Inverness, Marks and Spencer. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Dornoch is 138 miles. The road distance is 196.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Dornoch without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from Edinburgh to Dornoch, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Dornoch bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Dornoch is to bus which takes 5 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs £30 - £60 and takes 7 h 4 min.

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There is no direct flight from Edinburgh Airport to Inverness Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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Edinburgh to Dornoch bus services, operated by Stagecoach Highlands, arrive at Dornoch, Cathedral Square station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Dornoch.
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  • Distance: 137.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

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

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Dornoch via Inverness, Bus Station and Inverness, Marks and Spencer in around 5 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Dornoch via Inverness, Tain, and Tain, Post Office in around 7 h 4 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Norwich, Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Flights from Edinburgh to Wick
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Wick
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Manchester, Belfast City
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
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 Tain
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $15
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Stagecoach Highlands
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Dornoch, Cathedral Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Bus from Wick, Hill Avenue to Dornoch, Cathedral Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Scottish Citylink

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Dornoch is 197 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to drive from Edinburgh to Dornoch.

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British Airways, Flybe, easyJet and Loganair offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Inverness Airport.

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There are 159+ hotels available in Dornoch. Prices start at $75 USD 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 £3 - £5.

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