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

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Bus  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 916 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Fort William Bus Station to Mallaig, Service Point 500

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Train  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Crianlarich
  3. Take the train from Crianlarich to Mallaig

$57 - $73

2 alternative options

Night train, bus  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Fort William
  2. Take the bus from Fort William Bus Station to Mallaig, Service Point 500

Drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Mallaig 186 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Mallaig is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Mallaig is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Mallaig. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Mallaig, Service Point via Buchanan Bus Station and Fort William Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Mallaig. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Mallaig via Glasgow Queen Street and Crianlarich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 7 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Mallaig is 125 miles. The road distance is 186 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Mallaig without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 36 min to get from Edinburgh to Mallaig, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Mallaig bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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Edinburgh to Mallaig train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Mallaig is to bus which takes 7 h 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs £40 - £60 and takes 8 h 7 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Mallaig.
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  • Distance: 124.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 36 min

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

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Mallaig via Buchanan Bus Station, Fort William, Bus Station, and Fort William Bus Station in around 7 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Mallaig via Glasgow Queen Street and Crianlarich in around 8 h 7 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Crianlarich
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Crianlarich to Mallaig
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $35
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Fort William
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$28 - $45
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Fort William Bus Station to Mallaig, Service Point
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
shielbuses.co.uk

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Edinburgh to Mallaig bus services, operated by Shiel Buses, arrive at Mallaig, Service Point station.

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Edinburgh to Mallaig train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Mallaig station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Mallaig is 186 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to drive from Edinburgh to Mallaig.

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