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There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Smoo Cave by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Farraline Park to Leirinmore, Smoo Cave

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Farraline Park to Leirinmore, Smoo Cave

Night train, bus

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Farraline Park to Leirinmore, Smoo Cave

Drive

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Smoo Cave

Fly, bus

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Inverness (INV)
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Farraline Park to Leirinmore, Smoo Cave

Edinburgh to Smoo Cave by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Edinburgh and Smoo Cave is around 7h 2m and covers a distance of around 304 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 52 min. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 43m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service, LNER and The Durness Bus. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
6h 9m
Layover time:
52 min
Total time:
7h 2m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
6h 43m
Journey distance:
304 miles
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
40 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:35
Last service departs at:
10:37

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Smoo Cave train, bus and walk schedules

Edinburgh → Smoo Cave
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Smoo Cave is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Smoo Cave is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Smoo Cave is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Smoo Cave. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station and arriving at Leirinmore, Smoo Cave via Inverness, Farraline Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 21m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Smoo Cave is 190 miles. The road distance is 260.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Smoo Cave without a car is to train and bus which takes 7h 11m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 11m to get from Edinburgh to Smoo Cave, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Smoo Cave bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Edinburgh, Bus Station.

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There is no direct flight from Edinburgh Airport to Inverness Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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Edinburgh to Smoo Cave bus services, operated by The Durness Bus, arrive at Leirinmore, Smoo Cave station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Smoo Cave is 260 miles. It takes approximately 4h 53m to drive from Edinburgh to Smoo Cave.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Smoo Cave.
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  • Distance: 190.3 miles
  • Duration: 7h 11m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Smoo Cave, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Smoo Cave via Inverness, Farraline Park and Leirinmore, Smoo Cave in around 7h 21m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £200
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £210
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £330
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £290
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £340
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £330
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £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
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
The Durness Bus
Phone
01971 511 223
Email
info@thedurnessbus.com
Website
thedurnessbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Farraline Park to Leirinmore, Smoo Cave
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
The Durness Bus
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£28 - £40
Website
Scottish Citylink

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KLM, Loganair, British Airways and easyJet offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Inverness Airport.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Smoo Cave. Prices start at £75 per night.

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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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