There are 7 ways to get from Edinburgh to Ullapool by train, bus, night train, car, plane or ferry

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Train, bus  •  5 h 38 min

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

$45 - $80

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Bus  •  5 h 55 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 / ...

$43 - $61

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Train, bus via Gogar, Edinburgh Gateway (Edinburgh Trams)  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Ullapool, High School (Ullapool High School) 61

$68 - $84

Night train, bus  •  6 h 45 min

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

$45 - $64

Drive  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Ullapool 211.9 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Inverness, bus  •  7 h 23 min

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

$108 - $340

Fly to Stornoway, ferry  •  7 h 20 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 - $334

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Ullapool is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Ullapool is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station 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 5 h 55 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Ullapool is 154 miles. The road distance is 211.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Ullapool without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 38 min and costs £30 - £65.

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It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to get from Edinburgh to Ullapool, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Ullapool bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12).

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There is no direct flight from Edinburgh Airport to Inverness Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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Edinburgh to Ullapool bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Ullapool, Ferry Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Ullapool is 212 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to drive from Edinburgh to Ullapool.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Ullapool.
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  • Distance: 154.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 38 min

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 5 h 55 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Edinburgh to Stornoway
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Stornoway
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
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
3 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Edinburgh Gateway to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$195
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $45
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
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $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, Marks and Spencer to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
decoaches.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Ullapool, High School (Ullapool High School)
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
decoaches.co.uk
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne

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British Airways, Flybe, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Inverness Airport.

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There are 37+ hotels available in Ullapool. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £3 - £5.

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