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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Loch Ness by train, bus, night train or car

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Train  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness

$37 - $69

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Bus  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...

$36 - $50

2 alternative options

Night train, bus  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Spean Bridge
  2. Take the bus from Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm 919 / ...

$38 - $53

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 £27 - £40 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Loch Ness is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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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 and arriving at Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm via Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 22 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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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Loch Ness without a car is to train which takes 5 h 6 min and costs £28 - £55.

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It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Edinburgh to Loch Ness, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Loch Ness bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Loch Ness is to train which takes 5 h 6 min and costs £28 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £27 - £40 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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Edinburgh to Loch Ness bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Inverness, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Loch Ness is 169 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to drive from Edinburgh to Loch Ness.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Loch Ness.
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  • Distance: 105.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 6 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 - $65 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 hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 45 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 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Spean Bridge
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$28 - $40
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
shielbuses.co.uk

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There are 536+ hotels available in Loch Ness. Prices start at $83 USD per night.

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