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Reaching Durness

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The most far flung corner of Scotland is Durness.

Getting here by car or public transport provides few problems with huge investment in Highland roads in recent years, the journeying north from Inverness via Lairg and Laxford takes only just over two hours. The more spectacular journey by Ullapool adds on about another half an hour. Inverness is a major regional centre with direct bus, rail and air links to other Scottish cities and to London. Local rail services run north to Lairg where the postbus connects for the onward journey to Durness. A direct bus service from Inverness via Ullapool runs in the summer as does a service from Thurso along the north coast.

Please feel free to utilise the AA Route Planner website to plan your journey/check distances.

Public Transport Links to/from Durness

General Public Transport information, can be obtained from the www.travelinescotland.com website.
The aim of Traveline Scotland is to provide up to date, impartial public transport journey planning and timetables.

D&E Coaches www.decoaches.co.uk

  Inverness - Durness, Service 804

 

Summer Service (with bicycle trailer) via Ullapool & Lochinver.
Mondays to Saturdays commencing Monday 21st May until Friday 28th September 2012.
  Also operates on Sundays in July & August.

Departs Inverness Bus Station (Stance 1) 08:50, arrives Durness (Visitor Centre) 14:05.
Departs Durness (Visitor Centre) 15:19, arrives Inverness Bus Station (Stance 1) 19:44.
  For a detailed timetable, please visit this link.

 

The Durness Bus www.thedurnessbus.com

  Durness to Lairg (Route number 806)

 

This service runs Monday to Saturday throughout the year.
  It connects with the 10:38 train from Lairg to Inverness, and also with the 10:38 from Inverness to Lairg (arr. Lairg at 12:19).

A detailed timetable can be found on their website by following this link.

  Durness to Inverness (Route number 805)

 

 

This service runs on the first Saturday of the month from January to March, and the first and third Saturday of every other Month.

A detailed timetable can be found on their website by following this link.

  Durness to Thurso (Route number 802)

 

 

This service runs on the second Saturday of the month from January to March, and the second and fourth Saturday of every other month.

A detailed timetable can be found on their website by following this link.

 

Railway www.scotrail.co.uk

The nearest railway station to Durness, is Lairg (some 59 miles/97 km away), from where a connection with the Postbus can be made.

To access the Scotrail train timetable for the 'Glasgow & Edinburgh - Inverness & the North Highlands' route, click here

Air - Inverness Airport www.hial.co.uk/inverness-airport

The nearest mainland airport to Durness, is located at Inverness (some 125 miles/202 km away), where direct connections can be made to/from various Scottish islands, airports within the rest of the UK and from certain locations across Europe.

To access the connections that can be made from Inverness airport, please click here

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