There are 3 ways to get from Mallaig to Carbost by ferry, bus or car

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Ferry, bus  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the ferry from Mallaig (CalMac) Ferry Terminal to Armadale Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Broadford, Post Office to Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) 917 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) to Carbost, Post Office 608 / ...

$22 - $33

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Bus  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Mallaig, Ferry Terminal to Fort William Bus Station 500 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) 916 / ...

$41 - $58

Drive  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Mallaig to Carbost 146.6 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Mallaig to Carbost is to ferry and bus which costs £16 - £26 and takes 4 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mallaig to Carbost is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mallaig to Carbost. However, there are services departing from Mallaig, Ferry Terminal and arriving at Carbost, Post Office via Fort William, Bus Station and Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 57 min.

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The distance between Mallaig and Carbost is 28 miles. The road distance is 146.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Mallaig to Carbost without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 4 h 52 min and costs £16 - £26.

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It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Mallaig to Carbost, including transfers.

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Mallaig to Carbost bus services, operated by Shiel Buses, depart from Mallaig, Ferry Terminal station.

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Mallaig to Carbost bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mallaig to Carbost is 147 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to drive from Mallaig to Carbost.

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There are 215+ hotels available in Carbost. Prices start at $118 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 28.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 52 min

What companies run services between Mallaig, Scotland and Carbost, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Mallaig to Carbost via Fort William Bus Station, Fort William, Bus Station, and Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) in around 6 h 57 min.

Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Broadford, Post Office to Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial)
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach Highlands
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Broadford, Post Office to Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial)
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) to Carbost, Post Office
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
A MacDonald
Bus from Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) to Carbost, Post Office
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Mallaig, Ferry Terminal to Fort William Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Ferry operators

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