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

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Train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Crianlarich
  2. Take the train from Crianlarich to Glenfinnan

$48 - $61

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Night train  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Fort William

$34 - $49

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 914 / ...

$35 - $50

Drive  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan 160.3 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Glenfinnan is 108 miles. The road distance is 160.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) and arriving at Glenfinnan, Hotel via Buchanan Bus Station and Fort William Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Glenfinnan via Crianlarich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 9 min.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan is to train which takes 6 h 9 min and costs £35 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £27 - £40 and takes 6 h 54 min.

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Edinburgh to Glenfinnan bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Glasgow station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan.
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  • Distance: 107.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 9 min

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan via Crianlarich in around 6 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan via Buchanan Bus Station, Fort William, Bus Station, and Fort William Bus Station in around 6 h 54 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Crianlarich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $35
Train from Crianlarich to Glenfinnan
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $26
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Fort William
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $150
Sleeper Berth Solo
$188
Sleeper Seat
$28 - $40
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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