There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Mallaig by train, bus, night train or car

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  •  6 h 58 min

$57 - $72

Cheapest option

Night train, bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. 502 / ...

$37 - $53

3 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 7 min

  1. 900
  2. 914 / ...
  3. 502 / ...

$39 - $55

Bus via Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel  •  7 h 19 min

  1. M90 / ...
  2. 226 / ...
  3. 502 / ...

$49 - $59

Drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. 186 miles

$40 - $60

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Mallaig via Crianlarich in around 6 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Mallaig via Buchanan Bus Station and Fort William, Bus Station in around 7 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 Crianlarich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
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 - $21
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
$29 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$197
Sleeper Seat
$29 - $45
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Mallaig is 200 km. The road distance is 298 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Mallaig is to night train and bus which costs £28 - £40 and takes 7 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Mallaig is to drive which takes 3 h 34 min and costs £29 - £45.

No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Mallaig. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Mallaig via Crianlarich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 58 min.

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

It takes approximately 6 h 58 min to get from Edinburgh to Mallaig, including transfers.