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There are 3 ways to get from Loch Ness to Dunrobin Castle by bus, train or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Golspie, Dunrobin Station

Train

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Dunrobin Castle

Drive

  1. Drive from Loch Ness to Dunrobin Castle

Loch Ness to Dunrobin Castle by bus and walk

The journey time between Loch Ness and Dunrobin Castle is around 3h 15m and covers a distance of around 74 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 10m. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 44m. Operated by Scottish Citylink and Stagecoach Highlands, the Loch Ness to Dunrobin Castle service departs from Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm and arrives in Dunrobin Castle. Typically 12 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 4m
Layover time:
1h 10m
Total time:
3h 15m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 44m
Journey distance:
74 miles
Services per week:
12
Cheapest price:
£13
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
12:54
Last service departs at:
14:54

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Loch Ness to Dunrobin Castle bus and walk schedules

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Loch Ness to Dunrobin Castle is to drive, which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Loch Ness to Dunrobin Castle is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Loch Ness to Dunrobin Castle station. However, there are services departing from Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm and arriving at Golspie, Dunrobin Station via Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 17m.

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The distance between Loch Ness and Dunrobin Castle is 51 miles. The road distance is 68.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Loch Ness to Dunrobin Castle without a car is to bus which takes 3h 17m and costs £12 - £21.

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It takes approximately 3h 17m to get from Loch Ness to Dunrobin Castle, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Loch Ness to Dunrobin Castle is to bus which takes 3h 17m and costs £12 - £21. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £21 - £65 and takes 4h 7m.

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Loch Ness to Dunrobin Castle bus services, operated by Stagecoach Highlands, arrive at Golspie, Dunrobin Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Loch Ness to Dunrobin Castle is 69 miles. It takes approximately 1h 21m to drive from Loch Ness to Dunrobin Castle.

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  • Distance: 51.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 17m

What companies run services between Loch Ness, Scotland and Dunrobin Castle, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Loch Ness to Dunrobin Castle via Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 and Golspie, Dunrobin Station in around 3h 17m. Alternatively, First ScotRail Service operates a train from Inverness to Dunrobin Castle 3 times a day. Tickets cost £18 - £55 and the journey takes 2h 13m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Dunrobin Castle
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£18 - £55
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £26
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £55
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 Stance 2
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Stance 1
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £6
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Golspie, Dunrobin Station
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Stagecoach Highlands

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