There are 8 ways to get from Edinburgh to Ullapool by train, bus, night train, car, plane or ferry

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, bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal 961 / ...

$67 - $85

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal 961 / ...

$46 - $65

6 alternative options

Night train, bus  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal 61

$55 - $68

Drive  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Ullapool 211.9 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Edinburgh to Inverness, bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Inverness (INV) EDI - INV
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal

$107 - $342

Fly Edinburgh to Stornoway, ferry  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Stornoway (SYY) EDI - SYY
  2. Take the ferry from Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal to Ullapool Ferry Terminal

$99 - $336

Train to Glasgow, fly to Stornoway, ferry  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Stornoway (SYY) GLA - SYY
  3. Take the ferry from Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal to Ullapool Ferry Terminal

$120 - $308

Fly Edinburgh to Wick, train, bus  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Wick (WIC) EDI - WIC
  2. Take the train from Wick to Lairg
  3. Take the bus from Lairg, Station (Railway Station) to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal

$138 - $421

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Ullapool, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Ullapool via Inverness, Bus Station in around 6 h 10 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Stornoway
Avg. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Kirkwall
Avg. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Stornoway
Avg. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to Stornoway
Avg. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Flights from Edinburgh to Wick
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Stornoway
Avg. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Kirkwall
Avg. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Heathrow
Avg. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Edinburgh to Stornoway
Avg. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to Stornoway
Avg. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Flights from Edinburgh to Wick
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Belfast City
Avg. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Birmingham
Avg. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Jersey
Avg. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Manchester, Belfast City
Avg. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Glasgow to Stornoway
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Luton
Avg. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Belfast (Aldergrove), London Luton
Avg. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Avg. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Avg. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Train from Wick to Lairg
Avg. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Avg. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$120 - $170
Sleeper Berth Solo
$207
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Avg. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station
Avg. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
D + E Coaches
Phone
01463 222 444
Email
info@decoaches.co.uk
Website
decoaches.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Avg. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
decoaches.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Avg. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
decoaches.co.uk
The Durness Bus
Phone
01971 511 223
Email
info@thedurnessbus.com
Website
thedurnessbus.com
Bus from Lairg, Station (Railway Station) to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
thedurnessbus.com
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Edinburgh to Ullapool?

The distance between Edinburgh and Ullapool is 247 km. The road distance is 339 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Ullapool?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Ullapool is to drive which costs £40 and takes 3 h 57 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Ullapool?

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Ullapool is to drive which takes 3 h 57 min and costs £40.

Is there a direct bus between Edinburgh and Ullapool?

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Ullapool. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) and arriving at Ullapool, Ferry Terminal via Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

How long does it take to get from Edinburgh to Ullapool?

It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to get from Edinburgh to Ullapool, including transfers.