I will be traveling from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye (Portree) this May by train. I was originally planning on getting to Skye via a train to Mallaig (then a ferry, then rent a car). But now I am thinking a train to Skye via Kyle of Lochalsh would be more convenient. I can rent a car right at Kyle, and continue on over the bridge to Skye.
Has anyone made the journey to Skye/Portree from Edinburgh via Kyle? If so, -
How many hours can I expect this to take?
Is renting a car difficult? Is returning the car time consuming (how long should I allot for this when trying to make my train back to Edinburgh)?
Any other tips for this route?
Thank you for any guidance!