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  • Public Transport: There are no direct trains to the Isle of Skye, but there are trains that stop just
    before the island, and from here you can cross onto the mainland by ferry or bridge. There are also
    several direct bus routes to the island. It's important to mention that the public transportation
    service on the Isle of Skye is limited, and its difficult to move around easily without a car.
    We will be able to arrange minibus transport or pick you up for the last part of the journey.

    (a) From Inverness: There is a direct train from Inverness to Kyle which takes around 2hr30m and
    there are several trains each day. Known as the Kyle Line, it is one of the world's most dramatic
    train routes with stunning scenic views of the Scottish Highlands. From here, take a Stagecoach
    Bus which goes onto the Isle of Skye stopping at Broadford, Sconser & Portree. Alternatively,
    you might take the bus 217 from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh or continue on the same bus
    towards Portree on the Isle of Skye. This is likely to be the cheapest option.

    (b) From Glasgow: There is a direct train from Glasgow to Mallaig train station, which is situated
    on the mainland of Scotland just next to Skye and the journey takes around 5 hours. From here,
    take the CallMac ferry to get to Armadale, which is on the Isle of Skye not far from the Gaelic
    College. The ferry ride lasts around 30 minutes.

  • Driving to Skye: If you are going to do the journey to the Isle of Skye by car, then it is recommended
    to stop along the way and plan your route to Skye so that you balance the need to get there as quicky
    as possible versus choosing a route that takes in as much as the stunning highland scenery as

    (a) From Inverness: Inverness is about 120 miles from Skye. The best route is to take the A87,
    A887 & A82 - via Loch Alsh, Eileen Donan, Glen Shiel, Invermoriston and west shore of Loch Ness.

    (b) From Glasgow: The magazine Travel named the drive from Glasgow to Isle of Skye as one of
    the greatest drives in the world! It's about a 215 mile drive and places to stop at along the way
    include: Loch Lomond, a breathtaking loch about 1 hour from Glasgow; Glencoe, the most romantic
    and historic glen in Scotland; Glen Shiel which is another picturesque beautiful glen; The stunning
    13th Century Eilean Donan castle.

    (c) From Edinburgh: The Isle of Skye is located about 235 miles from Edinburgh and driving time
    can range from 5 to 6 hours. Consider stopping at some of these places: The town of Pitlochry, which
    is 70 miles from Edinburgh along the M90. The quaint little town is home to Scotland's oldest whisky
    distillery. Drive from here along the A9 into the highlands. Head along the A87 from Invergarry to the
    Isle of Skye, which is one of the most popular driving routes in the UK, which passes five lochs and
    crosses the Skye Bridge.