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

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Train  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Nairn

$60 - $80

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Bus  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station G90 / ...

$36 - $50

2 alternative options

Train via Inverness  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness

$36 - $67

Drive  •  3 h

  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 3 h.

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

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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 train from Edinburgh to Nairn takes 4 h 14 min including transfers and departs six times a week.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Nairn station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) and arriving at Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter) via Inverness, Marks and Spencer (Monument). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Nairn. Services depart six times a week. The journey takes approximately 4 h 14 min.

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Nairn 6 times a week. Tickets cost $60 - $80 and the journey takes 4 h 14 min. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh to Nairn every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Nairn
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $80
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
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

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