There are 3 ways to get from Edinburgh to Loch Ness by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness

$34 - $68

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Bus  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station G90 / ...

$33 - $48

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Loch Ness 168.7 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Loch Ness is to bus which costs £26 - £40 and takes 4 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Loch Ness is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Loch Ness is 105 miles. The road distance is 168.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Edinburgh to Loch Ness, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Loch Ness. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) and arriving at Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End) via Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 47 min.

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There are 532+ hotels available in Loch Ness. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Loch Ness.
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  • Distance: 105.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 46 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Loch Ness 5 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $60 and the journey takes 3 h 29 min. LNER also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh to Loch Ness every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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