There are 6 ways to get from Stornoway to Edinburgh by plane, train, ferry, bus or night train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Edinburgh  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Stornoway (SYY) to Edinburgh (EDI) SYY - EDI

$87 - $320

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Ferry, bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the ferry from Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal to Ullapool Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Ullapool, Ferry Terminal to Inverness, Bus Station 961 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) M90 / ...

$52 - $71

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Fly to Glasgow, train  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Stornoway (SYY) to Glasgow (GLA) SYY - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$106 - $290

Ferry, bus, train  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Take the ferry from Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal to Ullapool Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Ullapool, Ferry Terminal to Inverness, Bus Station 961 / ...
  3. Take the train from Inverness to Edinburgh

$53 - $91

Ferry, bus, night train  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the ferry from Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal to Ullapool Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Ullapool, Ferry Terminal to Inverness, Bus Station 961 / ...
  3. Take the night train from Inverness to Perth
  4. Take the bus from Perth, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 110) F56 / ...

$63 - $82

Ferry, bus, train via Dingwall, Royal Hotel  •  10 h 38 min

  1. Take the ferry from Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal to Ullapool Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Ullapool, Ferry Terminal to Dingwall, Royal Hotel 891
  3. Take the train from Inverness to Edinburgh

$53 - $97

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stornoway to Edinburgh is to ferry and bus which costs £40 - £60 and takes 9 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stornoway to Edinburgh is to fly which costs £65 - £260 and takes 2 h 48 min.

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The distance between Stornoway and Edinburgh is 198 miles.

The best way to get from Stornoway to Edinburgh without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 9 h 20 min and costs £40 - £60.

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It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to get from Stornoway to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Stornoway Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Loganair offers flights from Stornoway Airport to Edinburgh 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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There are 2476+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Stornoway to Stornoway Airport is to bus which takes 9 min and costs £3.

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Map of how to get from Stornoway to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 197.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 48 min

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

Loganair flies from Stornoway to Edinburgh once daily.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Stornoway to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $370
Flights from Stornoway to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $360
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
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
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
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Inverness to Perth
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $150
Sleeper Berth Solo
$187
Sleeper Seat
$24 - $35
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Ullapool, Ferry Terminal to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
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
D + E Coaches
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Perth, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 110)
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16
Website
stagecoachbus.com
North West Community Bus
Phone
01971 521054
Email
nwcba@klb3.wanadoo.co.uk
Website
nwcba.co.uk
Bus from Ullapool, Ferry Terminal to Dingwall, Royal Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
nwcba.co.uk
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne

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