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There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Port of Ness by train, bus, ferry, night train or plane

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Train, bus, ferry

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3 to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
  3. Take the ferry from Ullapool Ferry Terminal to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal
  4. Take the bus from Stornoway, Bus Station to Lionel, Eoropie Rd End

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Bus, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3 to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
  3. Take the ferry from Ullapool Ferry Terminal to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal
  4. Take the bus from Stornoway, Bus Station to Lionel, Eoropie Rd End

Night train, bus, ferry

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3 to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
  3. Take the ferry from Ullapool Ferry Terminal to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal
  4. Take the bus from Stornoway, Bus Station to Lionel, Edgemoor Square

Fly from Edinburgh, bus

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Stornoway (SYY)
  2. Take the bus from Stornoway, Bus Station to Lionel, Eoropie Rd End

Train to Glasgow, fly, bus

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Stornoway (SYY)
  3. Take the bus from Stornoway, Bus Station to Lionel, Eoropie Rd End
Edinburgh → Port of Ness
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The distance between Edinburgh and Port of Ness is 210 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Port of Ness without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 11h 15m and costs .

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It takes approximately 11h 15m to get from Edinburgh to Port of Ness, including transfers.

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

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Loganair offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Stornoway Airport.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 31 min and costs £1 - £6.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Port of Ness.
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  • Distance: 210.2 miles
  • Duration: 11h 15m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Port of Ness, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Edinburgh to Port of Ness. However, you can take the train to Inverness, take the walk to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3, take the bus to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Ullapool Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Stornoway, Bus Station, then take the bus to Lionel, Eoropie Rd End. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Edinburgh to Port of Ness via Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3, Ullapool, Ferry Terminal, Ullapool Ferry Terminal, Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal, and Stornoway, Bus Station in around 11h 25m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Stornoway
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £500
Flights from Glasgow to Stornoway
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £320
Flights from Glasgow to Stornoway via Benbecula
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£90 - £320
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £110
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £110
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£22 - £190
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£85 - £120
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£130 - £190
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3 to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £17
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£28 - £40
Website
Scottish Citylink
Lochs Motor Transport
Phone
01851 860288
Email
lochsmotors@btconnect.com
Website
lochsmotortransport.co.uk
Bus from Stornoway, Bus Station to Lionel, Eoropie Rd End
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Unknown
Lochs Motor Transport
Bus from Stornoway, Bus Station to Lionel, Edgemoor Square
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Unknown
Lochs Motor Transport
Megabus UK
Ferry operators

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