There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Lochinver by train, bus, car, plane or ferry

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

Train, bus  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal 61 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Ullapool, Ferry Terminal to Lochinver, Church 809 / ...

$57 - $91

5 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station G90 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal 61 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Ullapool, Ferry Terminal to Lochinver, Church 809 / ...

$57 - $75

Drive  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Lochinver 241.9 miles

$50 - $75

Fly to Inverness, bus  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Inverness (INV) EDI - INV
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Ullapool, Ferry Terminal to Lochinver, Church

$117 - $352

Fly to Stornoway, ferry, bus  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Stornoway (SYY) EDI - SYY
  2. Take the ferry from Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal to Ullapool Ferry Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Ullapool, Ferry Terminal to Lochinver, Church

$110 - $347

Fly to Wick, train, bus  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Wick (WIC) EDI - WIC
  2. Take the train from Wick to Lairg
  3. Take the bus from Lairg, Station (Railway Station) to Lochinver, Church

$144 - $424

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Lochinver is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Lochinver is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Lochinver is 171 miles. The road distance is 241.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 56 min to get from Edinburgh to Lochinver, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Lochinver. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) and arriving at Lochinver, Church via Inverness, Marks and Spencer and Ullapool, Ferry Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 57 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Lochinver.
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  • Distance: 171.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 56 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Lochinver, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Lochinver via Inverness, Bus Station, Inverness, Marks and Spencer, and Ullapool, Ferry Terminal in around 7 h 57 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Edinburgh to Stornoway
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Edinburgh to Wick
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Stornoway
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Edinburgh to Wick
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
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
Train from Wick to Lairg
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Bus operators
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
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
3 times a day
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 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
George Rapson Travel
Phone
01463 242649
Email
info@georgerapsontravel.com
Website
georgerapsontravel.com
Bus from Ullapool, Ferry Terminal to Lochinver, Church
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
georgerapsontravel.com
The Durness Bus
Phone
01971 511 223
Email
info@thedurnessbus.com
Website
thedurnessbus.com
Bus from Ullapool, Ferry Terminal to Lochinver, Church
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
thedurnessbus.com
Bus from Lairg, Station (Railway Station) to Lochinver, Church
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
thedurnessbus.com
Ewens Coach Hire
Phone
+44(0)1854 612966
Email
info@ewensofullapool.co.uk
Website
ewensofullapool.co.uk
Bus from Ullapool, Ferry Terminal to Lochinver, Church
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
ewensofullapool.co.uk
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne

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