There are 7 ways to get from Edinburgh to Staffa by train, bus, ferry or plane

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

Recommended option

Train, travel  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Oban
  2. Travel from Oban to Staffa

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Dunfermline, Kingsgate Centre to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) 266
  2. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Craignure, Ferry Terminal (Tourist Centre) to Fionnphort, Post Office 96 / ...

$48 - $57

5 alternative options

Bus, travel  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) 976 / ...
  3. Travel from Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) to Staffa

Train, ferry  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Oban
  2. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal Cm11

$51 - $66

Train, fly to Tiree  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Tiree (TRE) GLA - TRE

$69 - $527

Train, fly to Islay, travel  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Islay (ILY) GLA - ILY
  3. Travel from Islay to Staffa

Train, fly to Campbeltown, travel  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Campbeltown (CAL) GLA - CAL
  3. Travel from Campbeltown to Staffa

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Staffa, Argyll and Bute, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Edinburgh to Staffa. However, you can take the train to Oban then take the travel to Staffa. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Buchanan Bus Station, take the bus to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3), then take the travel to Staffa.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Tiree
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Flights from Glasgow to Islay
Ave. Duration
41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $460
Flights from Glasgow to Campbeltown
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $240
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Oban
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3)
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
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 Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3)
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
West Coast Motors
Phone
01586 552319
Email
enquiries@westcoastmotors.co.uk
Website
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Bus from Craignure, Ferry Terminal (Tourist Centre) to Fionnphort, Post Office
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Staffa is 202 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Staffa is to bus and ferry which costs £35 - £45 and takes 8 h 57 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Staffa is to train and fly which takes 3 h 48 min and costs £50 - £400.

It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Edinburgh to Staffa, including transfers.