There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Coll by train, ferry, bus or plane

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, ferry  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Oban
  2. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Coll Ferry Terminal Cm16

$56 - $71

Cheapest option

Bus Scottish Citylink, ferry  •  8 h 56 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 Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) 976 / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Coll Ferry Terminal

$46 - $63

3 alternative options

Bus Fishers Tours of Dundee, ferry  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Dunfermline, Kingsgate Centre to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) 266
  2. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Coll Ferry Terminal Cm16

$53 - $61

Train to Glasgow, fly to Tiree, ferry  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Tiree (TRE) GLA - TRE
  3. Take the ferry from Tiree Ferry Terminal to Coll Ferry Terminal

$75 - $538

Train to Oban, fly to Coll  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Oban
  2. Fly from Oban (OBN) to Coll (COL) OBN - COL

$73 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Coll is to bus and ferry which costs £35 - £50 and takes 8 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Coll is to train and fly and ferry which costs £55 - £430 and takes 5 h 13 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Isle of Coll is 138 miles.

It takes approximately 7 h 40 min to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Coll, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Coll without a car is to train and ferry which takes 7 h 40 min and costs £40 - £60.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Coll.
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  • Distance: 138 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 40 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Isle of Coll, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Edinburgh to Isle of Coll. However, you can take the train to Oban, take the walk to Oban Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Coll Ferry Terminal, then take the taxi to Isle of Coll. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Edinburgh to Isle of Coll via Dunfermline, Kingsgate Centre, Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3), Oban Ferry Terminal, and Coll Ferry Terminal in around 8 h 42 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Tiree
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Hebridean Air Services
Website
hebrideanair.co.uk
Flights from Oban to Coll
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Oban
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
Bus operators
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Dunfermline, Kingsgate Centre to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3)
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
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 Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3)
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
Phone
+44 (0)1475 650 397
Email
enquiries@calmac.co.uk
Website
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Coll Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Tiree Ferry Terminal to Coll Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk

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