There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Lewis (Island) by plane, train, bus, ferry or night train

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

Fly from Edinburgh  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Stornoway (SYY) EDI - SYY

$89 - $320

Cheapest option

Train, bus, ferry  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal 961 / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Ullapool Ferry Terminal to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal

$55 - $95

3 alternative options

Train to Glasgow, fly  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Stornoway (SYY) GLA - SYY

$108 - $291

Bus, ferry  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal 961 / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Ullapool Ferry Terminal to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal

$57 - $80

Night train, bus, ferry  •  10 h 27 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal 961 / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Ullapool Ferry Terminal to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal

$58 - $81

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Isle of Lewis (Island), Scotland?

Loganair flies from Edinburgh to Stornoway once daily.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Stornoway
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to Stornoway
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to Stornoway via Benbecula
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
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
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$198
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
D + E Coaches
Phone
01463 222 444
Email
info@decoaches.co.uk
Website
decoaches.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
decoaches.co.uk
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Isle of Lewis (Island) is 325 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Lewis (Island) is to bus and ferry which costs £40 - £60 and takes 9 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Lewis (Island) is to fly which takes 3 h 50 min and costs £65 - £240.

It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Lewis (Island), including transfers.