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There are 4 ways to get from Loch Ness to Beauly by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm to Inverness, Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Beauly

Bus, line 28 bus

  1. Take the bus from Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm to Inverness, Bus Station
  2. Take the line 28 bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Beauly, The Square

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Loch Ness to Beauly

Drive

  1. Drive from Loch Ness to Beauly

Loch Ness to Beauly by bus and train

The journey time between Loch Ness and Beauly is around 1h 17m and covers a distance of around 29 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 24 min. The fastest journey normally takes 58 min. Operated by Scottish Citylink, Stagecoach Highlands and First ScotRail Service, the Loch Ness to Beauly service departs from Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm and arrives in Beauly. Typically 36 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
53 min
Layover time:
24 min
Total time:
1h 17m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
58 min
Journey distance:
29 miles
Services per week:
36
Cheapest price:
£6
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:54
Last service departs at:
20:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Loch Ness to Beauly bus and train schedules

Loch Ness → Beauly
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Beauly is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Loch Ness to Beauly is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Loch Ness to Beauly is to taxi which costs £55 - £70 and takes 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Loch Ness to Beauly. However, there are services departing from Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm and arriving at Beauly, The Square via Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 8m.

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The distance between Loch Ness and Beauly is 13 miles. The road distance is 27.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Loch Ness to Beauly without a car is to bus and train which takes 1h 52m and costs £5 - £15.

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It takes approximately 1h 52m to get from Loch Ness to Beauly, including transfers.

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Loch Ness to Beauly bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm station.

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Loch Ness to Beauly bus services, operated by Stagecoach Highlands, arrive at Beauly, The Square station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Loch Ness to Beauly is 28 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Loch Ness to Beauly.

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Map of how to get from Loch Ness to Beauly.
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  • Distance: 12.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 52m

What companies run services between Loch Ness, Scotland and Beauly, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Loch Ness to Beauly via Inverness, Bus Station in around 2h 8m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Beauly
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£2 - £7
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£4 - £7
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach Highlands
Phone
01856878014
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£3 - £6
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Beauly, The Square
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Other operators
Taxi from Loch Ness to Beauly
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
£55 - £70
Beauly Taxis
Phone
+44 1463 782 498
Taxi Inverness
Phone
+44 1463 800 069
Website
taxiinverness.co.uk
Inverness Taxis
Phone
+44 1463 222 222
Website
inverness-taxis.com
Highland Cabs Inverness
Phone
+44 1463 333 333
Website
highlandcabs.com
City Taxis Inverness
Phone
+44 1463 555 555
Website
invernesscitytaxis.com
Capital Taxis Inverness
Phone
+44 1463 808 080
Website
capitaltaxisinverness.co.uk
A2B Taxis Inverness
Phone
+4 1463 807 060
Website
a2btaxisinverness.co.uk

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