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There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Portree by train, bus, night train or car

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

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Train, bus  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square 917

$55 - $95

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Bus  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Dunfermline, Kingsgate Centre to Tyndrum, Public Toilets 266
  2. Take the bus from Tyndrum, Public Toilets to Portree, Somerled Square 916 / ...

$30 - $45

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Bus via Inverness, Bus Station  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square 917

$54 - $75

Train, bus via Kyle of Lochalsh  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
  3. Take the bus from Kyle of Lochalsh, Harbour Slipway to Portree, Somerled Square 917 / ...

$61 - $101

Night train, bus  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Fort William
  2. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square 915 / ...

$52 - $75

Drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Portree 236.7 miles

$50 - $75

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Portree is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 9 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Portree is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Portree. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station and arriving at Portree, Somerled Square via Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 2 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Portree is 153 miles. The road distance is 236.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Portree without a car is to train and bus which takes 7 h 46 min and costs £40 - £75.

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It takes approximately 7 h 46 min to get from Edinburgh to Portree, including transfers.

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

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Edinburgh to Portree bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Portree, Somerled Square station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Portree is 237 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to drive from Edinburgh to Portree.

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There are 257+ hotels available in Portree. Prices start at $95 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Portree.
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  • Distance: 153.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 46 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Portree, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Portree via Inverness, Bus Station in around 8 h 2 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
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
Train from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $27
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Fort William
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$28 - $45
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Kyle of Lochalsh, Harbour Slipway to Portree, Somerled Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Tyndrum, Public Toilets to Portree, Somerled Square
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Dunfermline, Kingsgate Centre to Tyndrum, Public Toilets
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk

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