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Recommended option

Train, drive  •  4 h 32 min

$50 - $69

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. 900
  2. 926

$30 - $42

3 alternative options

Train, bus via Glasgow Queen Street  •  4 h 51 min

  1. 926

$36 - $48

Train, bus  •  5 h 13 min

  1. 926

$35 - $48

Drive  •  2 h 53 min

  1. 141.8 miles

$30 - $45

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

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Tarbert via Buchanan Bus Station in around 5 h 16 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
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
Train from Glasgow Central to Wemyss Bay
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $13
Train from Edinburgh to Anniesland
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Buchanan Bus Station to Tarbert, Bus Terminal (Health Centre)
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Anniesland Cross (Ancaster Drive) to Tarbert, Bus Terminal (Health Centre)
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Tarbert is 139 km. The road distance is 227 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Tarbert is to bus which costs £22 - £35 and takes 5 h 16 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Tarbert is to drive which takes 2 h 53 min and costs £22 - £35.

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Tarbert. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) and arriving at Tarbert, Bus Terminal (Health Centre) via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 16 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to get from Edinburgh to Tarbert, including transfers.