There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Outer Hebrides by plane, train, bus or ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Edinburgh  •  3 h 50 min

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

$89 - $321

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

$59 - $101

2 alternative options

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

$110 - $293

Bus, ferry  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Inverness, Bus Station M90
  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

$63 - $87

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
59 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
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
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
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
$21
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
$15 - $21
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Edinburgh to Outer Hebrides?

The distance between Edinburgh and Outer Hebrides is 306 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Outer Hebrides?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Outer Hebrides is to bus and ferry which costs £45 - £65 and takes 9 h 40 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Outer Hebrides?

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Outer Hebrides is to fly which takes 3 h 50 min and costs £60 - £230.

How long does it take to get from Edinburgh to Outer Hebrides?

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