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There are 8 ways to get from Edinburgh to Lochinver by train, bus, night train, car, plane or ferry

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Train, bus  •  7 h 51 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 804

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Bus  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...
  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 804

Train, bus via Lairg, Station  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Lairg
  3. Take the bus from Lairg, Station to Lochinver, Church 804

Night train, bus  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Lairg, Station 805
  3. Take the bus from Lairg, Station to Lochinver, Church 804

Drive  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Lochinver 241.9 miles

$50 - $75

Fly to Inverness, bus  •  10 h 2 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

Fly to Stornoway, ferry, bus  •  9 h 22 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

Fly to Wick, train, bus  •  10 h 5 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 to Lochinver, Church

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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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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Lochinver. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station and arriving at Lochinver, Church via Inverness, Marks and Spencer and Ullapool, Ferry Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 6 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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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Lochinver without a car is to train and bus which takes 7 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 51 min to get from Edinburgh to Lochinver, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Edinburgh Airport to Inverness Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Edinburgh to Lochinver bus services, operated by The Durness Bus, arrive at Lochinver, Church station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Lochinver is 242 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to drive from Edinburgh to Lochinver.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Lochinver.
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  • Distance: 171.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 51 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 8 h 6 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Norwich, Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $470
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
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
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
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Belfast (Aldergrove), Bristol
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Manchester, Belfast City
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
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 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Inverness to Lairg
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
Train from Wick to Lairg
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $45
Bus operators
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
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
The Durness Bus
Phone
01971 511 223
Email
info@thedurnessbus.com
Website
thedurnessbus.com
Bus from Ullapool, Ferry Terminal to Lochinver, Church
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
thedurnessbus.com
Bus from Lairg, Station to Lochinver, Church
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
thedurnessbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Lairg, Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
thedurnessbus.com
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne

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British Airways, KLM, Flybe and two other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Inverness Airport.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Lochinver. Prices start at $110 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £3 - £5.

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