There are 5 ways to get from Inverness to Rothes by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train, bus via Elgin, Bus Station  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Elgin
  2. Take the bus from Elgin, Bus Station to Rothes, Glen Grant Distillery 36 / ...

$20 - $23

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Elgin
  2. Take the bus from Elgin, Railway Station to Rothes, Glen Grant Distillery 366 / ...

$17 - $20

3 alternative options

Bus, line 10 bus  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer (Monument) to Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter) 10 / ...
  2. Take the line 10 bus from Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter) to Elgin, Bus Station 10 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Elgin, Bus Station to Rothes, Glen Grant Distillery 36 / ...

$20

Taxi  •  1 h

  1. Take a taxi from Inverness to Rothes 47.7 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  1 h

  1. Drive from Inverness to Rothes 47.7 miles

$10 - $15

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Inverness to Rothes. However, there are services departing from Inverness, Marks and Spencer (Monument) and arriving at Rothes, Glen Grant Distillery via Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter) and Elgin, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 42 min.

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The distance between Inverness and Rothes is 38 miles. The road distance is 47.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Inverness to Rothes without a car is to train and bus which takes 1 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to get from Inverness to Rothes, including transfers.

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Inverness to Rothes bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, depart from Inverness, Marks and Spencer (Monument) station.

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Inverness to Rothes bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, arrive at Rothes, Glen Grant Distillery station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Inverness to Rothes is 48 miles. It takes approximately 1 h to drive from Inverness to Rothes.

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There are 172+ hotels available in Rothes. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Inverness to Rothes.
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  • Distance: 38.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 40 min

What companies run services between Inverness, Scotland and Rothes, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Inverness to Rothes via Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter) and Elgin, Bus Station in around 2 h 42 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Elgin
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $15
Bus operators
Stagecoach North Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Elgin, Bus Station to Rothes, Glen Grant Distillery
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer (Monument) to Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter) to Elgin, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Moray Council
Phone
0300 123 4565
Email
transport@moray.gov.uk
Website
moray.gov.uk
Bus from Elgin, Bus Station to Rothes, Glen Grant Distillery
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
moray.gov.uk
Bus from Elgin, Railway Station to Rothes, Glen Grant Distillery
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
moray.gov.uk
Deveron Coaches
Phone
01542 836 363
Email
enquiries@deveroncoaches.com
Website
deveroncoaches.com
Bus from Elgin, Bus Station to Rothes, Glen Grant Distillery
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
deveroncoaches.com
Bus from Elgin, Railway Station to Rothes, Glen Grant Distillery
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
deveroncoaches.com
Stagecoach Highlands
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer (Monument) to Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Inverness to Rothes
Ave. Duration
1 h
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Inverness Taxis
Phone
+44 1463 222222
Website
inverness-taxis.com
Inverness Airport Taxi
Phone
+44 1463 264064
Website
inverness-airport-taxi.co.uk
City Taxis Inverness LTD
Phone
+44 1463 222555
Website
citytaxisinverness.co.uk

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