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There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Durness by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Farraline Park to Durness, Post Office 805

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Bus  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Farraline Park to Durness, Post Office 805

Night train, bus  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Farraline Park to Durness, Post Office 805

Drive  •  4h 51m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Durness 259 miles

£40 - £60

Fly, bus  •  10h 37m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Inverness (INV) EDI - INV
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Farraline Park to Durness, Post Office

Edinburgh to Durness by train and bus

The journey time between Edinburgh and Durness is around 6h 57m and covers a distance of around 302 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 38m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, LNER and The Durness Bus, the Edinburgh to Durness service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Durness, Post Office. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h 57m
Fastest journey time:
6h 38m
Journey distance:
302 miles
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
40 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:35
Last service departs at:
10:37

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Durness train and bus schedules

Edinburgh → Durness
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Durness is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Durness is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Durness is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Durness is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4h 51m.

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The fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Durness is to drive which takes 4h 51m and costs £40 - £60.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Durness. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station and arriving at Durness, Post Office via Inverness, Farraline Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 15m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Durness is 191 miles. The road distance is 259 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Durness without a car is to train and bus which takes 7h 5m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 5m to get from Edinburgh to Durness, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Durness bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Edinburgh, Bus Station.

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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 Durness bus services, operated by The Durness Bus, arrive at Durness, Post Office station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Durness is 259 miles. It takes approximately 4h 51m to drive from Edinburgh to Durness.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Durness.
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  • Distance: 190.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 5m

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

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Durness via Inverness, Farraline Park in around 7h 15m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £190
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £200
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Stansted, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£55 - £200
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Belfast (Aldergrove), London Luton
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £330
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £270
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£110 - £350
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £330
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£110 - £350
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Isle Of Man, Manchester
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £310
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
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
The Durness Bus
Phone
01971 511 223
Email
info@thedurnessbus.com
Website
thedurnessbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Farraline Park to Durness, Post Office
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
The Durness Bus
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
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£28 - £40
Website
Scottish Citylink

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

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There are two+ hotels available in Durness. 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 32 min and costs £1 - £6.

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