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There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Loch Arkaig by train, bus, night train or car

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Pitlochry
  2. Take the bus from Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel to Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent

Bus

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Fort William, Bus Station

Train

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Spean Bridge

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Spean Bridge

Drive

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Loch Arkaig

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Loch Arkaig is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2h 52m.

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The fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Loch Arkaig is to drive which takes 2h 52m and costs £23 - £35.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Loch Arkaig is 102 miles. The road distance is 151.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Loch Arkaig without a car is to train and bus which takes 4h 29m and costs £50 - £170.

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It takes approximately 4h 29m to get from Edinburgh to Loch Arkaig, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Loch Arkaig is to bus which takes 4h 48m and costs £70 - £95. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £60 - £140 and takes 5h 37m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Loch Arkaig is 151 miles. It takes approximately 2h 52m to drive from Edinburgh to Loch Arkaig.

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There are 69+ hotels available in Loch Arkaig. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Loch Arkaig.
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  • Distance: 102.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 29m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Loch Arkaig, Scotland?

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Fort William, Bus Station 5 times a week. Tickets cost £27 - £40 and the journey takes 4h 22m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Loch Arkaig via Glasgow Queen Street and Spean Bridge in around 5h 37m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Pitlochry
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£18 - £55
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £26
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £55
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 Queen Street to Spean Bridge
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£22 - £70
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £70
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Pitlochry
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£11 - £120
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£50 - £70
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£75 - £120
Bus operators
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel to Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£27 - £40
Website
Scottish Citylink

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