There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Dornoch by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Dornoch, Cathedral Square (Station Road) X99

$41 - $75

5 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Inverness, Bus Station M90
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Dornoch, Cathedral Square (Station Road) X99

$42 - $58

Train  •  6 h 34 min

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

$49 - $86

Drive  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dornoch 196.9 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Inverness, bus  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Inverness (INV) EDI - INV
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Dornoch, Cathedral Square (Station Road)

$100 - $332

Fly to Wick, bus  •  5 h 36 min

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

$100 - $371

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

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Dornoch via Inverness, Bus Station in around 5 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Dornoch via Inverness, Tain, and Tain, Post Office in around 6 h 34 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Edinburgh to Wick
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 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, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Jersey
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
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 Tain
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $16
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Dornoch, Cathedral Square (Station Road)
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Wick, Hill Avenue (Bus Stop) to Dornoch, Cathedral Square (Station Road)
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Edinburgh to Dornoch?

The distance between Edinburgh and Dornoch is 220 km. The road distance is 315 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Dornoch is to bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 5 h 39 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Dornoch is to drive which takes 3 h 39 min and costs £30 - £45.

Is there a direct bus between Edinburgh and Dornoch?

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Dornoch. However, there are services departing from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) and arriving at Dornoch, Cathedral Square (Station Road) via Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 39 min.

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

It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Edinburgh to Dornoch, including transfers.