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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Tarbet by train, bus, night train or car

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Train  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Arrochar & Tarbet

$25 - $33

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Bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Tarbet, Hotel 926 / ...

$17 - $25

2 alternative options

Night train  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Arrochar & Tarbet

$21 - $30

Drive  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Tarbet 80.3 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Tarbet is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Tarbet is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Tarbet. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Tarbet, Hotel via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Arrochar & Tarbet. This train operates Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 17 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Tarbet is 61 miles. The road distance is 80.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Tarbet without a car is to train which takes 3 h 23 min and costs £19 - £26.

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It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to get from Edinburgh to Tarbet, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Tarbet bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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Edinburgh to Tarbet train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Tarbet is to train which takes 3 h 23 min and costs £19 - £26. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £19 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Tarbet.
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  • Distance: 61.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 23 min

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Tarbet via Glasgow Queen Street in around 3 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Tarbet via Buchanan Bus Station in around 3 h 25 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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Arrochar & Tarbet
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Arrochar & Tarbet
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$191
Sleeper Seat
$21 - $30
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Tarbet, Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Edinburgh to Tarbet bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Tarbet, Hotel station.

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Edinburgh to Tarbet train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Arrochar & Tarbet station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Tarbet is 80 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 37 min to drive from Edinburgh to Tarbet.

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