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There are 3 ways to get from Inverness to Loch Ness by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  36 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, King Street to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm 917 / ...

£3 - £8

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Inverness to Loch Ness 16 miles

£35 - £45

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Inverness to Loch Ness 16 miles

£2 - £4

Inverness to Loch Ness by bus

The bus journey time between Inverness and Loch Ness is around 35 min and covers a distance of around 18 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 32 min. Operated by Scottish Citylink and Stagecoach Highlands, the Inverness to Loch Ness bus service departs from Inverness, King Street and arrives in Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm. Typically 104 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
35 min
Fastest bus time:
32 min
Bus distance:
18 miles
Buses per week:
104
Cheapest price:
£3
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
08:46
Last bus departs at:
20:16

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Inverness to Loch Ness bus schedules

Inverness → Loch Ness
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Loch Ness is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Inverness to Loch Ness is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Inverness to Loch Ness is to taxi which costs £35 - £45 and takes 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Inverness, King Street and arriving at Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 36 min.

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The distance between Inverness and Loch Ness is 15 miles. The road distance is 16 miles.

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The best way to get from Inverness to Loch Ness without a car is to bus which takes 36 min and costs £3 - £8.

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The bus from Inverness, King Street to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm takes 36 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Inverness to Loch Ness bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Inverness, King Street station.

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Inverness to Loch Ness bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Inverness to Loch Ness is 16 miles. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from Inverness to Loch Ness.

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  • Distance: 15.1 miles
  • Duration: 36 min

What companies run services between Inverness, Scotland and Loch Ness, Scotland?

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Inverness, King Street to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm every 2 hours. Tickets cost £5 - £8 and the journey takes 36 min. Stagecoach Highlands also services this route 4 times a day.

Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, King Street to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach Highlands
Phone
01856878014
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, King Street to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£3 - £6
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Other operators
Taxi from Inverness to Loch Ness
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
£35 - £45
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

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