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There are 4 ways to get from Halifax to Tobermory by train, ferry, bus or plane

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Train, ferry  •  11h 47m

  1. Take the train from Halifax to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban
  4. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal

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Bus, ferry  •  15h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station M11
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road 975
  3. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal

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Train, bus, ferry  •  14h 57m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Arbroath
  2. Take the bus from Arbroath, Bus Station to Oban, Station Road 222
  3. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal

Train, fly, bus, ferry  •  14h 2m

  1. Take the train from Halifax to Manchester Victoria
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Inverness (INV) MAN - INV
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Fort William, Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Fort William Bus Station to Lochaline, Pier
  5. Take the ferry from Lochaline Ferry Terminal to Fishnish Ferry Terminal

Halifax to Tobermory by train, walk, ferry and bus

The journey time between Halifax and Tobermory is around 15h 59m and covers a distance of around 364 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 7h 44m. The fastest journey normally takes 9h 12m. Operated by Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express Service and others, the Halifax to Tobermory service departs from Halifax and arrives in Tobermory, Ledaig car park. Typically 23 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
8h 15m
Layover time:
7h 44m
Total time:
15h 59m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
9h 12m
Journey distance:
364 miles
Services per week:
23
Cheapest price:
£98
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:28
Last service departs at:
22:27

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Halifax to Tobermory train, walk, ferry and bus schedules

Halifax → Tobermory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tobermory is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Halifax to Tobermory is to bus and ferry which costs £35 - £65 and takes 15h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Halifax to Tobermory is to train and ferry which costs £95 - £350 and takes 11h 47m.

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It is approximately 262 miles to get from Halifax to Tobermory.

The best way to get from Halifax to Tobermory without a car is to train and ferry which takes 11h 47m and costs £95 - £350.

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It takes approximately 11h 47m to get from Halifax to Tobermory, including transfers.

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

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Loganair offers flights from Manchester Airport to Inverness Airport.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Tobermory. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Halifax to Tobermory.
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  • Distance: 262.2 miles
  • Duration: 11h 47m

What companies run services between Halifax, England and Tobermory, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Halifax to Tobermory. However, you can take the train to Preston, take the train to Glasgow Central, take the walk to Glasgow Queen Street, take the train to Oban, take the walk to Oban Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Craignure, Ferry Terminal, then take the line 495 bus to Tobermory, Ledaig car park. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Halifax to Tobermory via Leeds, Arbroath, Arbroath, Bus Station, Oban, Station Road, Oban Ferry Terminal, Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal, and Craignure, Ferry Terminal in around 14h 57m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £280
Train operators
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Halifax to Preston
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £29
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£17 - £22
Anytime Day 1st Class
£21 - £29
Train from Halifax to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £22
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£13 - £16
Anytime Day 1st Class
£15 - £22
TransPennine Express Service
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£20 - £60
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £29
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £60
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Arbroath
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£40 - £310
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£40 - £60
Anytime Day Single
£130 - £200
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£210 - £310
Bus operators
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Arbroath, Bus Station to Oban, Station Road
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£13 - £22
Website
Megabus UK
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£17 - £25
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach Highlands
Phone
01856878014
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3 to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Shiel Buses
Phone
01967 431 272
Email
info@shielbuses.co.uk
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Fort William Bus Station to Lochaline, Pier
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
Shiel Buses
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
Phone
+44 (0)1475 650 397
Email
enquiries@calmac.co.uk
Website
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£3 - £4
Car
£13 - £16
Ferry from Lochaline Ferry Terminal to Fishnish Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£2 - £3
Car
£7 - £8

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