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There are 5 ways to get from Glasgow to Loch Ness by bus, train, night train or car

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Bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station G10

$37 - $52

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Bus via Halbeath, Park & Ride  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride X27 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...

$32 - $45

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
  2. Take the train from Perth to Inverness

$40 - $72

Night train, bus  •  6 h

  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 / ...

$34 - $47

Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Loch Ness 150.5 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Loch Ness is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 7 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Loch Ness is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 3 h 5 min.

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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 5 h.

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The distance between Glasgow and Loch Ness is 100 miles. The road distance is 150.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Loch Ness without a car is to bus which takes 5 h and costs £28 - £40.

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It takes approximately 5 h to get from Glasgow to Loch Ness, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Loch Ness is to bus which takes 5 h and costs £28 - £40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £30 - £60 and takes 5 h 41 min.

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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 3 h 5 min to drive from Glasgow to Loch Ness.

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  • Distance: 100 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Glasgow to Loch Ness 5 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Glasgow to Loch Ness via Perth, Inverness, and Inverness, Bus Station in around 5 h 41 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $24
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
LNER
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Spean Bridge
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$191
Sleeper Seat
$23 - $35
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
3 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Spean Bridge, Spean Crescent to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
shielbuses.co.uk

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