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There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Nairn (Station) by bus, train, night train or car

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Bus  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...

£32 - £46

4 alternative options

Train  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Larbert
  2. Take the train from Larbert to Nairn

£42 - £128

Train via Dundee  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Dundee
  2. Take the train from Dundee to Nairn

£38 - £235

Night train  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Inverness

£44 - £52

Drive  •  3h

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Nairn (Station) 159.3 miles

£24 - £40

Edinburgh to Nairn (Station) by bus and walk

The journey time between Edinburgh and Nairn (Station) is around 5h 46m and covers a distance of around 175 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 38m. Operated by Scottish Citylink, Stagecoach North Scotland and Stagecoach Highlands, the Edinburgh to Nairn (Station) service departs from Edinburgh, Bus Station and arrives in Nairn (Station). Typically 58 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 46m
Fastest journey time:
4h 38m
Journey distance:
175 miles
Services per week:
58
Cheapest price:
£32
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:00
Last service departs at:
19:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Nairn (Station) bus and walk schedules

Edinburgh → Nairn (Station)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Nairn (Station) is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Nairn (Station) is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 3h.

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The fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Nairn (Station) is to drive. Taking this option will cost £24 - £40 and takes 3h.

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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 and arriving at Nairn, Fraser Park via Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Nairn (Station). However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Nairn via Larbert. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 4m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Nairn (Station) is 116 miles. The road distance is 159.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Nairn (Station) without a car is to bus which takes 4h 52m and costs £30 - £50.

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It takes approximately 4h 52m to get from Edinburgh to Nairn (Station), including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Nairn (Station) bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Edinburgh, Bus Station.

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Edinburgh to Nairn (Station) train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Nairn (Station) is to bus which takes 4h 52m and costs £30 - £50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £40 - £130 and takes 5h 4m.

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  • Distance: 116 miles
  • Duration: 4h 52m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Nairn (Station), Scotland?

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost £28 - £40 and the journey takes 3h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Nairn (Station) via Larbert in around 5h 4m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Larbert
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £18
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£14 - £18
Train from Larbert to Nairn
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£35 - £110
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £110
Train from Edinburgh to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £40
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £19
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£29 - £40
Train from Dundee to Nairn
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£30 - £110
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£80 - £110
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£7 - £90
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £60
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £90
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£28 - £40
Website
Scottish Citylink

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

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Edinburgh to Nairn (Station) train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Nairn station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Nairn (Station) is 159 miles. It takes approximately 3h to drive from Edinburgh to Nairn (Station).

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