There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Fort Augustus by train, bus, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus  •  5 h 9 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 / ...

$39 - $74

Cheapest option

Night train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Spean Bridge

$34 - $50

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station G90 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort Augustus, Tourist Information (Tourist Information Centre) 919 / ...

$35 - $54

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 £25 - £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 takes 3 h 3 min and costs £25 - £40.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Fort Augustus is 161 km. The road distance is 256 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Edinburgh to Fort Augustus, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh 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 10 min.

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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 10 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 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $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
Hourly
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 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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