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There are 4 ways to get from Nairn to Dunrobin Castle by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Golspie, Dunrobin Station X99

Cheapest option

Bus via Nairn, Bus Station  •  3h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Nairn, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 5 10 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Golspie, Dunrobin Station X99

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Train  •  3h 43m

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Dunrobin Castle

Drive  •  1h 17m

  1. Drive from Nairn to Dunrobin Castle 66.1 miles

Nairn to Dunrobin Castle by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Nairn and Dunrobin Castle is around 2h 15m and covers a distance of around 70 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 35 min. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 48m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service, First Great Western Service and Stagecoach Highlands. 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:
1h 40m
Layover time:
35 min
Total time:
2h 15m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
1h 48m
Journey distance:
70 miles
Services per week:
12
Cheapest price:
£13
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
13:50
Last service departs at:
15:46

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Nairn to Dunrobin Castle train, bus and walk schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Nairn to Dunrobin Castle is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 17m.

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The fastest way to get from Nairn to Dunrobin Castle is to drive. Taking this option will cost £10 - £15 and takes 1h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nairn station to Dunrobin Castle station. However, there are services departing from Nairn, Bus Station and arriving at Golspie, Dunrobin Station via Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nairn to Dunrobin Castle. However, there are services departing from Nairn and arriving at Dunrobin Castle via Inverness. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 43m.

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The distance between Nairn and Dunrobin Castle is 28 miles. The road distance is 66.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Nairn to Dunrobin Castle without a car is to bus which takes 2h 53m and costs £12 - £23.

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It takes approximately 2h 53m to get from Nairn to Dunrobin Castle, including transfers.

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Nairn to Dunrobin Castle bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, depart from Nairn, Bus Station.

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Nairn to Dunrobin Castle train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Inverness station.

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The best way to get from Nairn to Dunrobin Castle is to bus which takes 2h 53m and costs £12 - £23. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £20 - £65 and takes 3h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Nairn to Dunrobin Castle.
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  • Distance: 27.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 53m

What companies run services between Nairn, Scotland and Dunrobin Castle, Scotland?

Stagecoach Highlands operates a bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Golspie, Dunrobin Station twice daily. Tickets cost £9 - £13 and the journey takes 1h 23m. Alternatively, First ScotRail Service operates a train from Inverness to Dunrobin Castle 3 times a day. Tickets cost £17 - £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
£17 - £55
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £25
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £55
Bus operators
Stagecoach Highlands
Phone
01856878014
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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
Bus from Nairn, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 5
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Stagecoach North Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Nairn, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 5
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach North Scotland

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

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Nairn to Dunrobin Castle train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Dunrobin Castle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nairn to Dunrobin Castle is 66 miles. It takes approximately 1h 17m to drive from Nairn to Dunrobin Castle.

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