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There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Iona Abbey by train, bus, night train or plane

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Train, travel  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Oban
  2. Travel from Oban to Iona Abbey

Cheapest option

Night train, bus  •  8h 52m

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Fort William
  2. Take the bus from Fort William Bus Station to Drimnin, Slipway 507

£47 - £53

3 alternative options

Bus, travel  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station 900 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road 976 / ...
  3. Travel from Oban, Station Road to Iona Abbey

Train, train to Glasgow, fly to Tiree  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Tiree (TRE) GLA - TRE

£55 - £188

Fly Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove), travel  •  6h 5m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - BFS
  2. Travel from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Iona Abbey

Edinburgh → Iona Abbey
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Iona Abbey is to night train and bus which costs £45 - £55 and takes 8h 52m.

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The fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Iona Abbey is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost £50 - £190 and takes 4h 34m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Iona Abbey is 127 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Iona Abbey without a car is to train and travel which takes 5h 7m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 7m to get from Edinburgh to Iona Abbey, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Tiree Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Loganair offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Tiree Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Iona Abbey. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £1 - £6.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Iona Abbey.
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  • Distance: 126.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 7m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Iona Abbey, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Edinburgh to Iona Abbey. However, you can take the train to Oban then take the travel to Iona Abbey. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Buchanan Bus Station, take the bus to Oban, Station Road, then take the travel to Iona Abbey.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Tiree
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £290
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Oban
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£29 - £90
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£29 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£70 - £90
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 Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
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
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
Shiel Buses
Phone
01967 431 272
Email
info@shielbuses.co.uk
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Fort William Bus Station to Drimnin, Slipway
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Shiel Buses

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