There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Outer Hebrides by plane, train, bus or ferry

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Fly from Edinburgh  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Stornoway (SYY) EDI - SYY

$88 - $320

Cheapest option

Train, bus, ferry  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal 61 / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Ullapool Ferry Terminal to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal

$53 - $93

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Train to Glasgow, fly  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Stornoway (SYY) GLA - SYY

$107 - $291

Train to Inverness, fly  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Stornoway (SYY) INV - SYY

$110 - $218

Train to Aberdeen, fly  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Stornoway (SYY) ABZ - SYY

$153 - $701

Bus, ferry  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station G90 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal 61 / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Ullapool Ferry Terminal to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal

$57 - $81

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Outer Hebrides is to bus and ferry which costs £40 - £65 and takes 9 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Outer Hebrides is to fly which costs £65 - £250 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Outer Hebrides is 191 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Outer Hebrides without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 9 h 25 min and costs £40 - £75.

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Edinburgh to Outer Hebrides, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Stornoway Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Loganair offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Stornoway Airport.

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The nearest airport to Outer Hebrides is Benbecula (BEB) Airport which is 23.6 miles away. Other nearby airports include Stornoway (SYY) (40.8 miles), Barra (BRR) (53.1 miles), Tiree (TRE) (87 miles) and Inverness (INV) (110.2 miles).

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There are 15+ hotels available in Outer Hebrides. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £3 - £5.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Outer Hebrides.
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  • Distance: 191 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Outer Hebrides, Scotland?

Loganair flies from Edinburgh to Stornoway once daily.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Stornoway
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to Stornoway
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to Stornoway via Benbecula
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Inverness to Stornoway
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Stornoway
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $45
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$55 - $85
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Bus operators
D + E Coaches
Phone
01463 222 444
Email
info@decoaches.co.uk
Website
decoaches.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
decoaches.co.uk
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
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
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne

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