Can you get a train from Edinburgh to Skye?

Can you get a train from Edinburgh to Skye?

Train: Getting from Edinburgh Waverley to the Isle of Skye by train offers the choice of two ScotRail routes; to Mallaig connecting with the ferry to Armadale, or to Kyle of Lochalsh for the Skye Bridge. There are three daily services on the Mallaig route, with journeys taking around seven hours.

Are there buses to Skye?

Isle of Skye by Public Transport The two main ways to reach Skye is by either coach or train. The primary bus operator on the island is Stagecoach. They offer a DayRider Bus Pass, allowing unlimited travel on the island for one-day at a discounted price.

How do I get to the Isle of Skye by bus?

From the ferry terminal at Amradale take a local bus to your destination. There is a direct CityLink bus from Glasgow to the Isle of Skye, with three direct services a day and a fourth to Fort William. The journey lasts around 7 hours.

How do you get to Skye by public transport?

Getting to Skye You can get to the Isle of Skye from the Highland capital of Inverness. The city has good bus links to the island or you could go by train to Kyle of Lochalsh. It terminates close to the Skye Bridge which links the island with the mainland, and the train connects with bus services.

Where do you fly into for Isle of Skye?

The nearest International Airport is Glasgow and the nearest Local Airport is Inverness.

Can you drive onto Isle of Skye?

To drive directly to the Isle of Skye, it is a five hour drive without detours, distillery tours, and lunch. You have the option to add in Loch Ness, which adds an additional 50 miles to the drive for a total of 285 miles.

Is Isle of Skye open?

Based on the current government guidelines the Isle of Skye is now open to visitors from all parts of the UK. International visitors may now visit Scotland without quarantine if your home country is on the Scottish ‘Green’ list.

Is it worth going to Isle of Skye?

While the Isle Skye is indeed a beautiful place, Scotland is so much more than this distant island. Surely, the Fairy Pools alone have made you chose the Isle of Skye for your holiday. Time for a reality check… Skye is beautiful – there is no denying – and it’s definitely worth a visit.

Do you need a ferry to get to Isle of Skye?

Skye can be reached by ferry from Mallaig to Armadale within 30 minutes or over the 700 meters long Skye bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh to Kyleakin. The Skye Bridge is a road bridge over Loch Alsh, connecting mainland Highland with the Isle of Skye.

How much is the ferry to Isle of Skye?


Car with up to 4 passengers £15.00
Return £15.00
Foot passenger £3.00
Return £4.00
Bicycle (and cyclist) £4.00

How many days do you need in Isle of Skye?

A minimum of two days is ideal. On a map, the Isle of Skye may look small, but there is a lot to do here. Even if you only have a day to spare, you still have enough time to see the best of the island. Those with three days or more have enough time to cover the majority of the Isle of Skye.

Do you need a ferry to Isle of Skye?

You have two options – drive to Mallaig and go over the sea to Skye, or drive further north to Kyle of Lochalsh and cross to Skye via the bridge. The ferry from Mallaig to Skye takes up to 45 minutes and docks at Armadale.

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