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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Rum by train, ferry, bus or night train

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Train, ferry  •  9h 24m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Crianlarich
  2. Take the train from Crianlarich to Mallaig
  3. Take the ferry from Mallaig to Kinloch, Rum Ferry Terminal

£45 - £133

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry via Glasgow  •  10h 2m

  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 914 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Fort William Bus Station to Mallaig, Ferry Terminal 500
  4. Take the ferry from Mallaig to Kinloch, Rum Ferry Terminal

£36 - £50

2 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  9h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 913
  2. Take the bus from Fort William Bus Station to Arisaig, Post Office 500 / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Arisaig Ferry Landing to Kinloch, Rum Ferry Terminal F7

Night train, train, ferry  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Fort William
  2. Take the train from Fort William to Mallaig
  3. Take the ferry from Mallaig to Kinloch, Rum Ferry Terminal

£53 - £179

Edinburgh → Isle of Rum
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Rum is to bus and ferry via Glasgow which costs £35 - £50 and takes 10h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Rum is to train and ferry which costs £45 - £140 and takes 9h 24m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Isle of Rum is 141 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Rum without a car is to train and ferry which takes 9h 24m and costs £45 - £140.

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It takes approximately 9h 24m to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Rum, including transfers.

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There are two+ hotels available in Isle of Rum. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Rum.
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  • Distance: 140.7 miles
  • Duration: 9h 24m

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

There is no direct connection from Edinburgh to Isle of Rum. However, you can take the train to Crianlarich, take the train to Mallaig, take the walk to Mallaig, take the ferry to Kinloch, Rum Ferry Terminal, then take the travel to Isle of Rum. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Edinburgh to Isle of Rum via Fort William, Bus Station, Fort William Bus Station, Arisaig, Post Office, Arisaig Ferry Landing, and Kinloch, Rum Ferry Terminal in around 9h 54m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Crianlarich
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£21 - £65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £65
Train from Crianlarich to Mallaig
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£20 - £65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £29
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £65
Train from Fort William to Mallaig
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £24
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £13
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£19 - £24
West Coast Railways
Phone
+44 1524 732100
Email
bookings@westcoastrailways.net
Website
westcoastrailways.co.uk
Train from Fort William to Mallaig
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£18 - £130
Website
West Coast Railways
Adult
£32
Child
£19
Private Table
£123
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£27 - £40
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
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£17 - £24
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 Arisaig, Post Office
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Shiel Buses
Bus from Fort William Bus Station to Mallaig, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
Shiel Buses
Ferry operators
Arisaig Marine Ltd
Phone
01687450224
Email
info@arisaig.co.uk
Website
arisaig.co.uk
Ferry from Arisaig Ferry Landing to Kinloch, Rum Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Arisaig Marine Ltd

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