There are 7 ways to get from Portree to Edinburgh by bus, train, car, ferry or plane

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Bus  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) to Inverness, Bus Station 917
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) M90 / ...

$53 - $73

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Bus, train Caledonian Sleeper  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) to Fort William, Bus Station 915 / ...
  2. Take the train from Fort William to Edinburgh

$51 - $72

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Bus, train  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) to Inverness, Bus Station 917
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Edinburgh

$54 - $93

Bus via Fort William, Bus Station  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) to Fort William, Bus Station 915 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Perth, South Street (Mountain Supplies) 242
  3. Take the bus from Perth, South Street (Bank Of Scotland) to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 110) F56 / ...

$69 - $78

Bus, train via Kyle of Lochalsh  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) to Kyle of Lochalsh, Harbour Slipway 917 / ...
  2. Take the train from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness
  3. Take the train from Inverness to Edinburgh

$53 - $101

Drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Portree to Edinburgh 236.9 miles

$50 - $75

Ferry, fly, train  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the ferry from Uig Skye Ferry Terminal to Lochmaddy North Uist Ferry Terminal
  2. Fly from Benbecula (BEB) to Glasgow (GLA) BEB - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$125 - $305

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The cheapest way to get from Portree to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portree to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portree to Edinburgh station. However, there are services departing from Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) and arriving at Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) via Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 41 min.

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The distance between Portree and Edinburgh is 153 miles. The road distance is 236.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Portree to Edinburgh without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 41 min and costs £40 - £60.

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It takes approximately 7 h 41 min to get from Portree to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Portree to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) station.

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The quickest flight from Benbecula Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Portree to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12).

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Yes, the driving distance between Portree to Edinburgh is 237 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to drive from Portree to Edinburgh.

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Loganair offers flights from Benbecula Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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The nearest airport to Edinburgh is Edinburgh (EDI) Airport which is 6.6 miles away. Other nearby airports include Glasgow (GLA) (48.5 miles), Newcastle (NCL) (86.4 miles), Aberdeen (ABZ) (94.7 miles) and Inverness (INV) (115.2 miles).

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Map of how to get from Portree to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 153.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 41 min

What companies run services between Portree, Scotland and Edinburgh, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Portree to Edinburgh via Inverness, Bus Station in around 7 h 41 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Benbecula to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $200
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Train from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $28
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Fort William to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $150
Sleeper Berth Solo
$188
Sleeper Seat
$28 - $40
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) to Kyle of Lochalsh, Harbour Slipway
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Perth, South Street (Mountain Supplies)
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Perth, South Street (Bank Of Scotland) to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 110)
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne

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