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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train to Manchester, fly  •  5 h 14 min

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

$88 - $267

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 15 min

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

$63 - $90

5 alternative options

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  6 h 27 min

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

$101 - $363

Train  •  9 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
  3. Take the train from Perth to Inverness

$165 - $274

Train LNER  •  10 h 20 min

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

$127 - $184

Train, night train  •  10 h 47 min

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

$66 - $102

Drive  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Loch Ness 390 miles

$80 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Loch Ness is to bus which costs £45 - £70 and takes 12 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Loch Ness is to train and fly which costs £65 - £210 and takes 5 h 14 min.

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

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Liverpool to Loch Ness, including transfers.

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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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Buchanan Bus Station and Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 15 min.

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

You can take a train from Liverpool to Loch Ness via Wigan North Western, Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street, Perth, Inverness, and Inverness, Bus Station in around 9 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool to Loch Ness via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, and Inverness, Bus Station in around 12 h 15 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 Manchester to Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Birmingham to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Birmingham to Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $24
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$15 - $23
1st Class
$30 - $45
Train from Newcastle to Inverness
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$50 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $140
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $100
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 - $75
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$201
Sleeper Seat
$50 - $75
Bus operators
National Express
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
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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