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There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Dunrobin Castle by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Golspie, Dunrobin Station X99

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Bus  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh Bus Station to Inverness Inverness - Glasgow / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Golspie, Dunrobin Station X99

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Train  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Dunrobin Castle

Night train, train  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Dunrobin Castle

Drive  •  3h 52m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dunrobin Castle 206.6 miles

Fly, bus  •  9h 42m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Inverness (INV) EDI - INV
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Golspie, Dunrobin Station

Edinburgh to Dunrobin Castle by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Edinburgh and Dunrobin Castle is around 5h 39m and covers a distance of around 228 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 38 min. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 1m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service, LNER and Stagecoach Highlands. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h
Layover time:
38 min
Total time:
5h 39m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
5h 1m
Journey distance:
228 miles
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
£46
Carbon emissions:
25 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:29
Last service departs at:
10:37

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Dunrobin Castle train, bus and walk schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Dunrobin Castle is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Dunrobin Castle is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Dunrobin Castle station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh Bus Station and arriving at Golspie, Dunrobin Station via Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Dunrobin Castle. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Dunrobin Castle via Inverness. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 1m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Dunrobin Castle is 144 miles. The road distance is 206.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Dunrobin Castle without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 11m and costs £30 - £210.

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It takes approximately 6h 11m to get from Edinburgh to Dunrobin Castle, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Dunrobin Castle bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Edinburgh Bus Station.

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Edinburgh to Dunrobin Castle train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Dunrobin Castle is to bus which takes 6h 26m and costs £20 - £55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £40 - £250 and takes 7h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Dunrobin Castle.
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  • Distance: 143.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 11m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Dunrobin Castle, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Dunrobin Castle via Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 and Golspie, Dunrobin Station in around 6h 26m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Dunrobin Castle via Inverness and Dunrobin Castle in around 7h 1m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £200
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £210
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Birmingham, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£50 - £200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £330
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £290
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £340
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £330
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £320
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £110
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £110
Train from Inverness to Dunrobin Castle
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£17 - £55
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £25
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £55
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£22 - £190
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£85 - £120
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£130 - £190
Bus operators
Stagecoach Highlands
Phone
01856878014
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Golspie, Dunrobin Station
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Megabus UK
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£28 - £40
Website
Scottish Citylink

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There is no direct flight from Edinburgh Airport to Inverness Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 5m and has one stopover.

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Edinburgh to Dunrobin Castle bus services, operated by Stagecoach Highlands, arrive at Golspie, Dunrobin Station.

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Edinburgh to Dunrobin Castle train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Dunrobin Castle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Dunrobin Castle is 207 miles. It takes approximately 3h 52m to drive from Edinburgh to Dunrobin Castle.

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

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There are 46+ hotels available in Dunrobin Castle. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 31 min and costs £1 - £6.

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