There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 8 min

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

$53 - $66

Cheapest option

Night train  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Fort William

$37 - $53

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 916 / ...

$38 - $55

Drive  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan 160.3 miles

$30 - $50

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 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan via Buchanan Bus Station and Fort William, Bus Station in around 6 h 49 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
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Train from Crianlarich to Glenfinnan
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $28
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
$30 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$120 - $170
Sleeper Berth Solo
$205
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan?

The distance between Edinburgh and Glenfinnan is 172 km. The road distance is 257 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 3 h 4 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan?

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan is to drive which takes 3 h 4 min and costs £24 - £40.

Is there a direct train between Edinburgh and Glenfinnan?

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 8 min.

Is there a direct bus between Edinburgh and Glenfinnan?

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) and arriving at Glenfinnan, Hotel via Buchanan Bus Station and Fort William, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 49 min.

How long does it take to get from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan?

It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to get from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan, including transfers.