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There are 8 ways to get from Edinburgh to Scrabster by train, bus, night train, car, plane or ferry

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Train, bus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal X99

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Train  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Thurso

$71 - $115

6 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal X99

Night train, bus  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal X99

Drive  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Scrabster 265.9 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Edinburgh to Wick  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Wick (WIC) EDI - WIC

$89 - $356

Fly Edinburgh to Kirkwall, ferry  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Kirkwall (KOI) EDI - KOI
  2. Take the ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Scrabster Ferry Terminal

$122 - $311

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Wick  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Wick (WIC) ABZ - WIC

$151 - $590

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Scrabster is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 5 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Scrabster is to fly which costs £65 - £280 and takes 4 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Scrabster. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station and arriving at Scrabster, Ferry Terminal via Inverness, Marks and Spencer. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 29 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Scrabster is 185 miles. The road distance is 265.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Scrabster without a car is to train and bus which takes 8 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 14 min to get from Edinburgh to Scrabster, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Scrabster is to bus which takes 8 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs £55 - £90 and takes 9 h 20 min, you could also fly, which costs £65 - £280 and takes 4 h 24 min.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Wick Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Edinburgh to Scrabster bus services, operated by Stagecoach Highlands, arrive at Scrabster, Ferry Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Scrabster.
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  • Distance: 185.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 14 min

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

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Scrabster via Inverness, Bus Station and Inverness, Marks and Spencer in around 8 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Scrabster via Inverness, Thurso, and Thurso, Miller Academy in around 9 h 20 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Wick
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Edinburgh to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Edinburgh to Kirkwall via Lerwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Wick
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
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 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Inverness to Thurso
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
6 times a week
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Stagecoach Highlands
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Scottish Citylink
Ferry operators
NorthLink Ferries
Phone
+44 845 600 0449
Email
info@northlinkferries.co.uk
Website
northlinkferries.co.uk
Ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Scrabster Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$18 - $22
Peak
$21 - $25

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Scrabster is 266 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to drive from Edinburgh to Scrabster.

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Loganair offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Wick Airport.

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There are 60+ hotels available in Scrabster. Prices start at $65 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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