There are 6 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Loch Ness by bus, plane, train, night train or car

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Line 101 bus, fly, bus  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Moss Side, Alexandra Park (Old Bus Depot) to Manchester City Centre, Whitworth St West (RITZ)
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Inverness (INV) MAN - INV
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End)

$83 - $255

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Bus National Express  •  13 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Edinburgh National Express
  2. Take the bus from Kinross, Park and Ride to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...

$61 - $93

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Train  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Inverness

$123 - $206

Bus Megabus UK  •  11 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station M11
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station G10

$72 - $117

Train, night train  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
  2. Take the night train from Preston to Inverness

$70 - $104

Drive  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Loch Ness 388.6 miles

$80 - $120

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Loch Ness. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Horton Rd and arriving at Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End) via Manchester City Centre, Portland St (Premier Inn), Shudehill Interchange, Buchanan Bus Station and Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 21 min.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Loch Ness is 281 miles. The road distance is 388.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Loch Ness without a car is to train which takes 9 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Greater Manchester to Loch Ness, including transfers.

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Greater Manchester to Loch Ness bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Shudehill Interchange station.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Loch Ness is to train which takes 9 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 21 min.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Inverness Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Greater Manchester to Loch Ness is 389 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 34 min to drive from Greater Manchester to Loch Ness.

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Loganair offers flights from Manchester Airport to Inverness Airport.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Loch Ness.
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  • Distance: 281.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 53 min

What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and Loch Ness, Scotland?

You can take a train from Greater Manchester to Loch Ness via Manchester City Centre, University of Mcr, Manchester Piccadilly, Haymarket, Inverness, and Inverness, Bus Station in around 9 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Greater Manchester to Loch Ness via Manchester City Centre, Portland St (Premier Inn), Shudehill, Mayes St (Property 97), Shudehill Interchange, Buchanan Bus Station, and Inverness, Bus Station in around 11 h 21 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Preston to Inverness
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$200
Sleeper Seat
$50 - $75
Bus operators
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Moss Side, Alexandra Park (Old Bus Depot) to Manchester City Centre, Whitworth St West (RITZ)
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Kinross, Park and Ride to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach Highlands
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Megabus UK
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
nationalexpress.com

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