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There are 4 ways to get from Glasgow to Loch Ness by train, bus, night train or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness

£41 - £121

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station M10

£33 - £47

2 alternative options

Night train, bus  •  6h

  1. Take the night train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Spean Bridge
  2. Take the bus from Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm 919 / ...

£46 - £55

Drive  •  3h 8m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Loch Ness 149.7 miles

£23 - £35

Glasgow to Loch Ness by train and bus

The journey time between Glasgow and Loch Ness is around 7h 3m and covers a distance of around 199 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 26m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Scottish Citylink and Stagecoach Highlands, the Glasgow to Loch Ness service departs from Glasgow Queen Street and arrives in Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm. Typically 31 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
7h 3m
Fastest journey time:
4h 26m
Journey distance:
199 miles
Services per week:
31
Cheapest price:
£43
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:00
Last service departs at:
18:09

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Loch Ness train and bus schedules

Glasgow → Loch Ness
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Loch Ness is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Loch Ness is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 3h 8m.

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The fastest way to get from Glasgow to Loch Ness is to drive. Taking this option will cost £23 - £35 and takes 3h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow station to Loch Ness. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm via Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 57m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Loch Ness is 100 miles. The road distance is 149.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Loch Ness without a car is to train which takes 4h 35m and costs £40 - £130.

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It takes approximately 4h 35m to get from Glasgow to Loch Ness, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Loch Ness bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Loch Ness is to train which takes 4h 35m and costs £40 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £50 and takes 4h 57m.

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Glasgow to Loch Ness bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Inverness, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Loch Ness is 150 miles. It takes approximately 3h 8m to drive from Glasgow to Loch Ness.

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  • Distance: 100 miles
  • Duration: 4h 35m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Loch Ness, Scotland?

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness every 4 hours. Tickets cost £35 - £120 and the journey takes 3h 13m. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost £30 - £45 and the journey takes 3h 35m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £120
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£90 - £120
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach Highlands
Phone
01856878014
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Website
Stagecoach Highlands

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