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There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Smoo Cave by train, bus, night train, car, plane or ferry

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Train, bus  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Millburn, Morrisons to Durness, Post Office 805

Cheapest option

Fly to Kirkwall, ferry, drive  •  8h 41m

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

£146 - £282

4 alternative options

Bus  •  7h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Millburn, Morrisons to Durness, Post Office 805

Night train, bus  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Union Street to Durness, Post Office 805

Drive  •  4h 49m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Smoo Cave 260.5 miles

£40 - £65

Fly to Inverness, bus  •  9h 43m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Inverness (INV) EDI - INV
  2. Take the bus from Millburn, Morrisons to Durness, Post Office

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Smoo Cave is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Smoo Cave is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4h 49m.

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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 Durness, Post Office via Millburn, Morrisons. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 53m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Smoo Cave is 190 miles. The road distance is 260.5 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 31m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 31m 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 2h 50m and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Smoo Cave is 261 miles. It takes approximately 4h 49m to drive from Edinburgh to Smoo Cave.

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  • Distance: 190.3 miles
  • Duration: 7h 31m

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

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Smoo Cave via Inverness, Bus Station, Millburn, Morrisons, and Durness, Post Office in around 7h 53m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£140 - £270
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £410
Flights from Edinburgh to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£210 - £280
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£140 - £270
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£60 - £290
Flights from Edinburgh to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£210 - £280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £180
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£40 - £190
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £310
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
3h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £110
Website
scotrail.co.uk
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 30m
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 Millburn, Morrisons to Durness, Post Office
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
The Durness Bus
Bus from Inverness, Union Street to Durness, Post Office
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once 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 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£24 - £35
Website
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
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
NorthLink Ferries
Low
£13 - £17
Peak
£16 - £19

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

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There are 19+ 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 29 min and costs £1 - £6.

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