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

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Bus  •  6 h 49 min

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

$30 - $43

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Night train  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Fort William

$28 - $45

2 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Crianlarich
  3. Take the train from Crianlarich to Glenfinnan

$50 - $64

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 night train which costs £22 - £35 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Glenfinnan, Hotel via Buchanan Bus Station and Fort William Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 49 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 Glasgow Queen Street and Crianlarich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 17 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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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 49 min and costs £23 - £35.

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It takes approximately 6 h 49 min to get from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Glenfinnan bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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Edinburgh to Glenfinnan train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan is to bus which takes 6 h 49 min and costs £23 - £35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £35 - £50 and takes 7 h 17 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan.
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  • Distance: 107.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 49 min

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

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 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan via Glasgow Queen Street and Crianlarich in around 7 h 17 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Crianlarich
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Crianlarich to Glenfinnan
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $26
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Fort William
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$28 - $45
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Edinburgh to Glenfinnan bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Fort William, Bus Station.

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Edinburgh to Glenfinnan train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Glenfinnan station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Glenfinnan is 160 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to drive from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan.

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There are 172+ hotels available in Glenfinnan. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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