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

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inveraray, Front Street

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inveraray, Front Street

Train

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Dalmally

Drive

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Inveraray

Edinburgh to Inveraray by train, walk and bus

The journey time between Edinburgh and Inveraray is around 3h 52m and covers a distance of around 106 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 14m. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 40m. Operated by First ScotRail Service and Scottish Citylink, the Edinburgh to Inveraray service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Inveraray, Front Street. Typically 42 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 38m
Layover time:
1h 14m
Total time:
3h 52m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 40m
Journey distance:
106 miles
Services per week:
42
Cheapest price:
£23
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:55
Last service departs at:
23:46

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Inveraray train, walk and bus schedules

Edinburgh → Inveraray
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Inveraray is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Inveraray is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Inveraray is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Inveraray is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 2h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Inveraray is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 2h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Inveraray. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Inveraray, Front Street via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 4m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Inveraray is 75 miles. The road distance is 103.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Inveraray without a car is to train and bus which takes 3h 43m and costs £22 - £50.

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It takes approximately 3h 43m to get from Edinburgh to Inveraray, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Inveraray is to bus which takes 4h 4m and costs £19 - £28. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £30 - £85 and takes 4h 42m.

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Edinburgh to Inveraray bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Inveraray, Front Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Inveraray is 103 miles. It takes approximately 2h 4m to drive from Edinburgh to Inveraray.

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  • Distance: 75.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 43m

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

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Inveraray via Buchanan Bus Station in around 4h 4m. Alternatively, First ScotRail Service operates a train from Edinburgh to Dalmally once a week. Tickets cost £25 - £75 and the journey takes 3h 11m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Edinburgh to Dalmally
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£25 - £75
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£25 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£55 - £75
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inveraray, Front Street
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£12 - £17
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
Scottish Citylink

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