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There are 4 ways to get from Inverness Airport (INV) to Loch Garten by bus, train, taxi or car

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Line 11 bus, train, bus  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the line 11 bus from Inverness Airport, Terminal Building to Inverness, Bus Station 11A / ...
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Aviemore
  3. Take the bus from Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel to Nethy Bridge, Dell Road 34X

£10 - £79

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Line 11 bus, bus  •  3h 21m

  1. Take the line 11 bus from Inverness Airport, Terminal Building to Inverness, Bus Station 11A / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Aviemore, Station M10 / ...

£13 - £20

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Inverness Airport (INV) to Loch Garten 37.6 miles

£75 - £95

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Inverness Airport (INV) to Loch Garten 37.6 miles

£5 - £9

Inverness Airport (INV) to Loch Garten by bus and train

The journey time between Inverness Airport (INV) and Loch Garten is around 7h 42m and covers a distance of around 55 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 52m. Operated by Stagecoach Highlands, First ScotRail Service and LNER, the Inverness Airport (INV) to Loch Garten service departs from Inverness Airport, Terminal Building and arrives in Nethy Bridge, Dell Road. Typically 11 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
7h 42m
Fastest journey time:
3h 52m
Journey distance:
55 miles
Services per week:
11
Cheapest price:
£10
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:47
Last service departs at:
19:27

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Inverness Airport (INV) to Loch Garten bus and train schedules

Inverness Airport (INV) → Loch Garten
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The cheapest way to get from Inverness Airport (INV) to Loch Garten is to drive which costs £5 - £9 and takes 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Inverness Airport (INV) to Loch Garten is to taxi which costs £75 - £95 and takes 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Inverness Airport (INV) to Loch Garten. However, there are services departing from Inverness Airport, Terminal Building and arriving at Nethy Bridge, Dell Road via Inverness, Bus Station and Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 21m.

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The distance between Inverness Airport (INV) and Loch Garten is 25 miles. The road distance is 37.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Inverness Airport (INV) to Loch Garten without a car is to line 11 bus and train and bus which takes 3h 20m and costs £9 - £80.

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It takes approximately 3h 20m to get from Inverness Airport (INV) to Loch Garten, including transfers.

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Inverness Airport (INV) to Loch Garten bus services, operated by Stagecoach Highlands, depart from Inverness Airport, Terminal Building station.

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Inverness Airport (INV) to Loch Garten bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Aviemore, Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Inverness Airport (INV) to Loch Garten is 38 miles. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from Inverness Airport (INV) to Loch Garten.

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  • Distance: 25 miles
  • Duration: 3h 20m

What companies run services between Inverness Airport (INV), Scotland and Loch Garten, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Inverness Airport (INV) to Loch Garten via Inverness, Bus Station, Aviemore, Station, and Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel in around 3h 21m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
35 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 Inverness to Aviemore
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
Stagecoach Highlands
Phone
01856878014
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness Airport, Terminal Building to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Bus from Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel to Nethy Bridge, Dell Road
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Aviemore, Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
Scottish Citylink
Other operators
Taxi from Inverness Airport (INV) to Loch Garten
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
£75 - £95
Taxi Inverness
Phone
+44 1463 800 069
Website
taxiinverness.co.uk
Inverness Taxis
Phone
+44 1463 222 222
Website
inverness-taxis.com
Highland Cabs Inverness
Phone
+44 1463 333 333
Website
highlandcabs.com
City Taxis Inverness
Phone
+44 1463 555 555
Website
invernesscitytaxis.com
Capital Taxis Inverness
Phone
+44 1463 808 080
Website
capitaltaxisinverness.co.uk
A2B Taxis Inverness
Phone
+4 1463 807 060
Website
a2btaxisinverness.co.uk
Taxi 24/7 Nairn
Phone
+44 1667 459 595
Website
taxi247nairn.com
Nairnshire Taxis
Phone
+44 1667 455 588
Nairn Taxis
Phone
+44 1667 451 111
Website
nairntaxis.com
Zag's Taxis
Phone
44 1349 853 817
Tartan Taxis
Phone
+44 1349 299 247
Ross-Shire Taxis
Phone
+44 1349 614 614
Website
rossshiretaxis.co.uk
Alan's Taxi
Phone
+44 1349 880 000
Dons Taxi
Phone
+44 1349 866 654
Website
donstaxi.co.uk
C & E Taxis
Phone
+44 1349 862 412
Website
cetaxis.co.uk

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