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There are 5 ways to get from Elgin to Dunrobin Castle by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  3h 17m

  1. Take the train from Elgin to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Golspie, Dunrobin Station X99

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Bus  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Elgin, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 5 10 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Golspie, Dunrobin Station X99

Train  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the train from Elgin to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Dunrobin Castle

Bus, train  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Elgin, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 5 10 / ...
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Dunrobin Castle

Drive  •  1h 46m

  1. Drive from Elgin to Dunrobin Castle 88.6 miles

Elgin to Dunrobin Castle by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Elgin and Dunrobin Castle is around 2h 41m and covers a distance of around 92 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 35 min. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 12m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service, First Great Western Service and Stagecoach Highlands. Typically 12 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 6m
Layover time:
35 min
Total time:
2h 41m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 12m
Journey distance:
92 miles
Services per week:
12
Cheapest price:
£17
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
13:26
Last service departs at:
15:19

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Elgin to Dunrobin Castle train, bus and walk schedules

Elgin → Dunrobin Castle
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The cheapest way to get from Elgin to Dunrobin Castle is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Elgin to Dunrobin Castle is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Elgin station to Dunrobin Castle station. However, there are services departing from Elgin, Bus Station and arriving at Golspie, Dunrobin Station via Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from Elgin to Dunrobin Castle. However, there are services departing from Elgin and arriving at Dunrobin Castle via Inverness. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 7m.

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The distance between Elgin and Dunrobin Castle is 33 miles. The road distance is 88.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Elgin to Dunrobin Castle without a car is to train and bus which takes 3h 17m and costs £17 - £40.

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It takes approximately 3h 17m to get from Elgin to Dunrobin Castle, including transfers.

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Elgin to Dunrobin Castle bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, depart from Elgin, Bus Station.

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Elgin to Dunrobin Castle train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Elgin station.

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The best way to get from Elgin to Dunrobin Castle is to bus which takes 4h 8m and costs £18 - £26. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £25 - £80 and takes 4h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Elgin to Dunrobin Castle.
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  • Distance: 32.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 17m

What companies run services between Elgin, Scotland and Dunrobin Castle, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Elgin to Dunrobin Castle via Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 and Golspie, Dunrobin Station in around 4h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Elgin to Dunrobin Castle via Inverness and Dunrobin Castle in around 4h 7m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Elgin to Inverness
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £24
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£18 - £24
Train from Inverness to Dunrobin Castle
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£17 - £55
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £25
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £55
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Elgin to Inverness
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£15 - £19
Anytime Day 1st Class
£25 - £35
Bus operators
Stagecoach Highlands
Phone
01856878014
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Golspie, Dunrobin Station
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Stagecoach North Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Elgin, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 5
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Stagecoach North Scotland

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Elgin to Dunrobin Castle bus services, operated by Stagecoach Highlands, arrive at Golspie, Dunrobin Station.

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Elgin to Dunrobin Castle train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Dunrobin Castle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Elgin to Dunrobin Castle is 89 miles. It takes approximately 1h 46m to drive from Elgin to Dunrobin Castle.

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