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Traveling from Edinburg to Glen Coe

Ive been reading about Glen Coe, and I am interested in finding out how to get there from Edinburg and then go back to Edinburg to fly out to Amsterdam. Is it a good idea to stay in Glen Coe a couple of nights? it sounds lovely. Any tips you can give me would be appreciated. We are planning to go to Edinburg on June 12, 2024 till June 15th or 16th.

Thank you,
Marlene Montoya

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Rabbie's Day Tours to Glencoe and Loch Ness from Edinburgh and return starting at 52 pounds. Sounds like a good deal with no worries. A train takes at least 4 hrs each way and you would probably need bus connections, too. I would go there if you like hiking. We drove there and since it was misty we drove on to Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle. If you go on an overnight tour, you pay separately for accommodations which they can book for you.

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A train takes at least 4 hrs each way.

[a comment since expanded on that you need bus connections, not originally stated]

You are going to spend that long, and longer in the Rabbies Van, especially if it is returning via Loch Ness, in a day from Edinburgh.

That is a lot of ground to cover in a day trip. You can't be spending long in Glencoe.

The 2 day tour would be better, although even then it doesn't look like you spend long in Glencoe, and certainly not overnighting.

You wouldn't really take a train to Glencoe as the terrain is too mountainous for a railway. There are three or four locations where you could change from train to Citylink bus.

If you were going independently you would take the Citylink bus- changing in Glasgow, although the daily through bus from Edinburgh may come back for this summer- too early to know yet.

You have more room on a service bus and better views than in a van. The advantage of Rabbies is that you get guiding included.

But to stay overnight you may need to use the Citylink bus.

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It's a wonderful idea to spend a couple of nights in Glen Coe. Glen Coe, along with Skye, were our two most favorite places in Scotland for jaw-dropping beautiful scenery.

Can you rent a car for a couple days? This would be the easiest and most logical way to get to Glen Coe and spend some time there. If you go, make sure you drive down the Glen Etive Road. Some of the most beautiful scenery I have seen anywhere. A scene from the Bond movie Skyfall was filmed here.

We stayed at The Glencoe Inn in Glencoe Village.