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There are 6 ways to get from Forfar to Dunrobin Castle by bus, train, night train or car

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Bus  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Dundee to Inverness Glasgow - Inverness / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Golspie, Dunrobin Station X99

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Train, bus  •  7h 43m

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

Bus, train  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Dundee City Centre, Murraygate to Millburn, Morrisons 228
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Dunrobin Castle

Train  •  8h 33m

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

Night train, train  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the night train from Dundee to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Dunrobin Castle

Drive  •  3h 23m

  1. Drive from Forfar to Dunrobin Castle 179.4 miles

Forfar to Dunrobin Castle by bus and walk

The journey time between Forfar and Dunrobin Castle is around 6h 44m and covers a distance of around 198 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 53m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 3m. Operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, Megabus UK and Stagecoach Highlands, the Forfar to Dunrobin Castle service departs from Forfar, Council Offices and arrives in Dunrobin Castle. Typically 11 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 51m
Layover time:
2h 53m
Total time:
6h 44m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 3m
Journey distance:
198 miles
Services per week:
11
Cheapest price:
£23
Carbon emissions:
39 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:10
Last service departs at:
16:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Forfar to Dunrobin Castle bus and walk schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Forfar to Dunrobin Castle is to bus which costs £22 - £40 and takes 6h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Forfar to Dunrobin Castle is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 3h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Forfar to Dunrobin Castle station. However, there are services departing from Forfar, Council Offices and arriving at Golspie, Dunrobin Station via Dundee and Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 3m.

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The distance between Forfar and Dunrobin Castle is 101 miles. The road distance is 179.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Forfar to Dunrobin Castle without a car is to bus which takes 6h 3m and costs £22 - £40.

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It takes approximately 6h 3m to get from Forfar to Dunrobin Castle, including transfers.

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Forfar to Dunrobin Castle bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Dundee station.

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The best way to get from Forfar to Dunrobin Castle is to bus which takes 6h 3m and costs £22 - £40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £35 - £230 and takes 8h 33m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Forfar to Dunrobin Castle is 179 miles. It takes approximately 3h 23m to drive from Forfar to Dunrobin Castle.

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  • Distance: 101 miles
  • Duration: 6h 3m

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

You can take a bus from Forfar to Dunrobin Castle via Dundee, Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2, and Golspie, Dunrobin Station in around 6h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Forfar to Dunrobin Castle via Dundee City Centre, Murraygate, Dundee, Perth, Inverness, and Dunrobin Castle in around 8h 33m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£24 - £75
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£24 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£55 - £75
Train from Inverness to Dunrobin Castle
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£18 - £55
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £26
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £55
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£15 - £110
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£15 - £22
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £65
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£70 - £110
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
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Murraygate to Millburn, Morrisons
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Fishers Tours of Dundee

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