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

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Train  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Haymarket to Nairn

$30 - $80

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Bus  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...

$40 - $52

Train via Inverness  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness

$35 - $66

Drive  •  3 h

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Nairn 159.6 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

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 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Haymarket and arriving at Nairn. Services depart six times a week. The journey takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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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 train which takes 4 h 10 min and costs .

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The train from Haymarket to Nairn takes 4 h 10 min including transfers and departs six times a week.

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Edinburgh to Nairn bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12).

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Nairn is to train which takes 4 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 23 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Nairn.
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  • Distance: 116.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

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 10 min. Caledonian Sleeper also services this route once a week. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh to Nairn hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Nairn
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 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
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Edinburgh to Nairn
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$194
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $50
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 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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

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