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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, fly  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Moss Side, Maine Rd (School) to Manchester City Centre, Hulme St (The Dancehouse)
  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)

$79 - $254

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Glasgow National Express
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station G10

$59 - $83

4 alternative options

Train via Glasgow Central  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness

$183 - $277

Train  •  10 h 7 min

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

$123 - $274

Train, night train  •  11 h 15 min

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

$68 - $104

Drive  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Loch Ness 388.6 miles

$80 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Loch Ness is to bus which costs £40 - £65 and takes 11 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Loch Ness is to bus and fly which costs £55 - £200 and takes 4 h 50 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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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Greater Manchester to Loch Ness, including transfers.

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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 Coach Station, Chorlton St, Buchanan Bus Station and Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 31 min.

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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, Hulme St (The Dancehouse), Manchester Oxford Road, Wigan North Western, Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street, Inverness, and Inverness, Bus Station in around 9 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Greater Manchester to Loch Ness via Manchester City Centre, Dickinson St (Hotel), Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, and Inverness, Bus Station in around 11 h 31 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
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Train from Preston to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
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
$201
Sleeper Seat
$50 - $75
Bus operators
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Moss Side, Maine Rd (School) to Manchester City Centre, Hulme St (The Dancehouse)
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Manchester Community Transport
Phone
0161 946 9255
Email
info@manct.org
Website
manct.org
Bus from Moss Side, Claremont Rd to Manchester City Centre, Gt Bridgewater St (Palace Theatre)
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
manct.org
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express

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