There are 7 ways to get from Liverpool to Loch Ness by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Edinburgh
  2. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...

$162 - $254

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Train, night train  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
  2. Take the night train from Preston to Inverness

$68 - $97

5 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Haymarket
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Inverness

$123 - $267

Bus  •  12 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool University to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St 060
  2. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station M11
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station G10

$69 - $121

Drive  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Loch Ness 390 miles

$80 - $130

Train to Manchester, fly  •  5 h 28 min

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

$91 - $265

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Inverness (INV) BHX - INV

$104 - $362

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Loch Ness. However, there are services departing from Liverpool University and arriving at Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End) via Shudehill Interchange, Buchanan Bus Station and Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 3 min.

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The distance between Liverpool and Loch Ness is 276 miles. The road distance is 390 miles.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Loch Ness without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 42 min to get from Liverpool to Loch Ness, including transfers.

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Liverpool to Loch Ness bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Liverpool University station.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Loch Ness is to train which takes 9 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 3 min.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Inverness Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Liverpool to Loch Ness bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Inverness, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Liverpool to Loch Ness is 390 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 35 min to drive from Liverpool to Loch Ness.

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Loganair offers flights from Manchester Airport to Inverness Airport.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Loch Ness.
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  • Distance: 276.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 42 min

What companies run services between Liverpool, England and Loch Ness, Scotland?

You can take a train from Liverpool to Loch Ness via Preston, Haymarket, Inverness, and Inverness, Bus Station in around 9 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool to Loch Ness via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Shudehill Interchange, Buchanan Bus Station, and Inverness, Bus Station in around 12 h 3 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Train from Preston to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Preston to Inverness
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$198
Sleeper Seat
$50 - $70
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Liverpool University to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
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