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

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Bus  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...

$37 - $54

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Train  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness

$35 - $69

2 alternative options

Bus via Edinburgh, Bus Station  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station G90 / ...

$36 - $53

Drive  •  3h

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Nairn 159.6 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Nairn is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 3h.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Nairn is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 3h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Nairn station. However, there are services departing from West End, Queensferry Street and arriving at Nairn, Bus Station via Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 22m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Nairn is 116 miles. The road distance is 159.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Nairn without a car is to bus which takes 4h 22m and costs £28 - £45.

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It takes approximately 4h 22m to get from Edinburgh to Nairn, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Nairn bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from West End, Queensferry Street station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Nairn is to bus which takes 4h 22m and costs £28 - £45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £27 - £55 and takes 4h 27m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Nairn is 160 miles. It takes approximately 3h to drive from Edinburgh to Nairn.

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  • Distance: 116.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 22m

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh to Nairn every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 3h 27m. Alternatively, ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Nairn 5 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 3h 32m. LNER also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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