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There are 4 ways to get from Grantown-on-Spey to Ballachulish by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, bus via Pitlochry  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from Aviemore to Pitlochry
  2. Take the bus from Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel to Fort William, Bus Station 226

£24 - £113

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the train from Aviemore to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 919 / ...

£19 - £99

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel to Inverness, Bus Station M10 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 919 / ...

£21 - £37

Drive  •  1h 49m

  1. Drive from Grantown-on-Spey to Ballachulish 90.5 miles

£13 - £20

Grantown-on-Spey to Ballachulish by bus and train

The journey time between Grantown-on-Spey and Ballachulish is around 8h 39m and covers a distance of around 136 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 18m. Operated by Stagecoach Highlands, First ScotRail Service, LNER and others, the Grantown-on-Spey to Ballachulish service departs from Grantown-on-Spey, The Square and arrives in Ballachulish, Chisholms Garage. Typically 36 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
8h 39m
Fastest journey time:
5h 18m
Journey distance:
136 miles
Services per week:
36
Cheapest price:
£23
Carbon emissions:
23 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:17
Last service departs at:
21:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Grantown-on-Spey to Ballachulish bus and train schedules

Grantown-on-Spey → Ballachulish
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The cheapest way to get from Grantown-on-Spey to Ballachulish is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Grantown-on-Spey to Ballachulish is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Grantown-on-Spey to Ballachulish. However, there are services departing from Grantown-on-Spey, The Square and arriving at Ballachulish, Tourist Information via Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel, Inverness, Bus Station and Fort William, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 23m.

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The distance between Grantown-on-Spey and Ballachulish is 73 miles. The road distance is 90.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Grantown-on-Spey to Ballachulish without a car is to train and bus via Pitlochry which takes 6h 12m and costs £24 - £120.

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It takes approximately 6h 12m to get from Grantown-on-Spey to Ballachulish, including transfers.

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Grantown-on-Spey to Ballachulish bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel station.

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Grantown-on-Spey to Ballachulish bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Fort William, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grantown-on-Spey to Ballachulish is 91 miles. It takes approximately 1h 49m to drive from Grantown-on-Spey to Ballachulish.

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There are 82+ hotels available in Ballachulish. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Grantown-on-Spey to Ballachulish.
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  • Distance: 73.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 12m

What companies run services between Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland and Ballachulish, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Grantown-on-Spey to Ballachulish via Aviemore, Station, Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel, Inverness, Bus Station, and Fort William, Bus Station in around 6h 23m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aviemore to Pitlochry
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£12 - £35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £17
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£27 - £35
Train from Aviemore to Inverness
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £22
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £22
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Aviemore to Pitlochry
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £85
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £10
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £85
Train from Aviemore to Inverness
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£4 - £70
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £70
Bus operators
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach Highlands
Phone
01856878014
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
Stagecoach Highlands

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