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There are 3 ways to get from Liverpool Lime Street to Tobermory by train, ferry, bus or plane

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Train, ferry  •  12h 55m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Oban
  3. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal

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Bus, ferry  •  14h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Queen Square Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand X2
  2. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station M11
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road 976 / ...
  4. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal

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Train, fly, bus, ferry  •  13h 28m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Inverness (INV) MAN - INV
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station 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

Liverpool Lime Street to Tobermory by train, ferry and bus

The journey time between Liverpool Lime Street and Tobermory is around 30h 46m and covers a distance of around 476 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 20h 47m. The fastest journey normally takes 30h 46m. Operated by TransPennine Express Service, First ScotRail Service, Caledonian MacBrayne and others, the Liverpool Lime Street to Tobermory service departs from Liverpool Lime Street and arrives in Tobermory, Ledaig car park. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
9h 59m
Layover time:
20h 47m
Total time:
30h 46m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
30h 46m
Journey distance:
476 miles
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
£122
Carbon emissions:
42 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:24
Last service departs at:
07:24

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Liverpool Lime Street to Tobermory train, ferry and bus schedules

Liverpool Lime Street → Tobermory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tobermory is 111.

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The social distance requirement in Tobermory is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool Lime Street to Tobermory is to bus and ferry which costs £40 - £65 and takes 14h 34m.

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The fastest way to get from Liverpool Lime Street to Tobermory is to train and ferry. Taking this option will cost £120 - £230 and takes 12h 55m.

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The distance between Liverpool Lime Street and Tobermory is 255 miles.

The best way to get from Liverpool Lime Street to Tobermory without a car is to train and ferry which takes 12h 55m and costs £120 - £230.

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It takes approximately 12h 55m to get from Liverpool Lime Street 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 Liverpool Lime Street to Tobermory.
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  • Distance: 255.1 miles
  • Duration: 12h 55m

What companies run services between Liverpool Lime Street, England and Tobermory, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Liverpool Lime Street to Tobermory. However, you can take the train to Edinburgh, 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 95 bus to Tobermory, Ledaig car park. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Liverpool Lime Street to Tobermory via Queen Square Bus Station, Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand, Preston City Centre, Bus Station, Buchanan Bus Station, Oban, Station Road, Oban Ferry Terminal, Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal, and Craignure, Ferry Terminal in around 14h 34m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £280
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£85 - £130
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£30 - £45
Off-Peak Day Single
£65 - £100
Anytime Day Single
£85 - £130
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£17 - £27
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£9 - £14
Off-Peak Day Single
£12 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £27
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Oban
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£29 - £90
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£29 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£70 - £90
Bus operators
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
enquiries.merseyside@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Queen Square Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
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
3h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£18 - £26
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach Highlands
Phone
01856878014
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
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
Every 3 hours
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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