There are 3 ways to get from Inverness to Loch Ness by bus, taxi or car
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Bus • 36 min
£3 - £8
2 alternative options
Taxi • 22 min
£35 - £45
Drive • 22 min
£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.
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Inverness to Loch Ness bus schedules
Buses departing Friday, July 30, 2021
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Loch Ness is 111.
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Inverness to Loch Ness is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 22 min.
The quickest way to get from Inverness to Loch Ness is to taxi which costs £35 - £45 and takes 22 min.
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.
The distance between Inverness and Loch Ness is 15 miles. The road distance is 16 miles.
The best way to get from Inverness to Loch Ness without a car is to bus which takes 36 min and costs £3 - £8.
The bus from Inverness, King Street to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm takes 36 min including transfers and departs hourly.
Inverness to Loch Ness bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Inverness, King Street station.
Inverness to Loch Ness bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm station.
Yes, the driving distance between Inverness to Loch Ness is 16 miles. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from Inverness to Loch Ness.
There are 191+ hotels available in Loch Ness. Prices start at £75 per night.
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 from Inverness, King Street to Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm
- Ave. Duration
- 36 min
- Every 2 hours
- Estimated price
- £5 - £8
- Scottish Citylink
- Ave. Duration
- 22 min
- Estimated price
- £35 - £45
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