There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Fort Augustus by train, bus, night train or car

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Train, bus  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort Augustus, Tourist Information (Tourist Information Centre) 919 / ...

$41 - $74

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Night train  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Spean Bridge

$35 - $50

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Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort Augustus, Tourist Information (Tourist Information Centre) 919 / ...

$39 - $55

Bus Fishers Tours of Dundee  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (Scott Mon.) (opp 53-60 opp M&S) to Dundee City Centre, Bus Station X54
  2. Take the bus from Dundee City Centre, Murraygate to Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent 242 / ...

$63 - $66

Drive  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Fort Augustus 159.9 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Fort Augustus is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 3 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Fort Augustus is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 3 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Fort Augustus. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) and arriving at Fort Augustus, Tourist Information (Tourist Information Centre) via Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Fort Augustus is 101 miles. The road distance is 159.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Fort Augustus without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 13 min and costs £30 - £60.

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It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Edinburgh to Fort Augustus, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Fort Augustus bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12).

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Edinburgh to Fort Augustus bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Fort Augustus, Tourist Information (Tourist Information Centre) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Fort Augustus is 160 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to drive from Edinburgh to Fort Augustus.

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There are 163+ hotels available in Fort Augustus. Prices start at $98 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Fort Augustus.
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  • Distance: 100.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 13 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Fort Augustus, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Fort Augustus via Inverness, Bus Station in around 5 h 30 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 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Spean Bridge
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$195
Sleeper Seat
$28 - $40
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort Augustus, Tourist Information (Tourist Information Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort Augustus, Tourist Information (Tourist Information Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (Scott Mon.) (opp 53-60 opp M&S) to Dundee City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Murraygate to Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk

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