2-Day Kyle Line Itinerary

Travel along the Kyle Line between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh for amazing breath-taking views of mountains, forests and lochs. It takes just over 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Use the Spirit of Scotland Travelpass on the Kyle Line, which gets you 4-days unlimited travel over 8 consecutive days for £149, or 8-days unlimited travel over 15 consecutive days for £189.

(Please note that for some stations, you must press the button to say you wish to get on/off at that stop.)

From 10 July ScotRail is operating a temporary timetable to provide a more reliable service for passengers.

Consult the timetable before planning your journey

Start / Finish
Inverness / Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Days
  • Distance

  • Transport
  • Main theme
Mountain scenery
Beautiful gardens
Tranquil lochs
Areas covered

Day 1Inverness


You can start the Kyle Line from either Inverness or Kyle of Lochalsh.

There are lots of things to do in and around Inverness - explore Scottish history at Culloden Battlefield or spend a day at Loch Ness.

Plan a longer break in Inverness

  • Inverness Inverness

    Inverness Castle

    © VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

    Did you know?

    This beautiful Highland city was where Claire and Frank had their second honeymoon in the Outlander novels.

    Take a walk through the capital of the Highlands, Inverness. Head along the banks of the River Ness and explore the Ness Islands, a series of small wooded islands connected by a footbridge. If you've got a few hours to fill during the day, you could visit the Inverness Botanic Gardens or the Inverness Museum & Art Gallery.

    In the evening, you might catch some live folk and traditional music at pubs such as Hootanannay or Gellions Bar, and enjoy a large glass of your favourite tipple. You could also check out some of the city's events at arts and music venues, such as the Ironworks and Eden Court Theatre.

    Find more things to do in Inverness

Day 2Kyle Line


The Kyle Line takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes from Inverness.

It passes through a number of small Highland villages which you could explore further and get to know Highland life.

Stops include:

You can also choose to head on over to Skye after completing the train ride at Kyle of Lochalsh.

  • Attadale Attadale

    Attadale Gardens

    Attadale is a 30,000-acre estate and one of Scotland's truly wild areas. There is walking, fishing and overnight accommodation available.

    Nearby is the amazing Attadale Gardens with acres of spectacular greenery and flora. Wander around the water gardens, spot hidden outdoor sculptures, see the giant 35 ft sundial, or follow the rhododendron walk to see some stunning, colourful blooming bushes.

    Find out more about Attadale
  • Plockton Plockton

    Looking down to Plockton and Loch Carron, from a hillside above the village, Highlands of Scotland.

    © VisitScotland / Paul Tomkins, all rights reserved

    Situated in a sheltered bay of Loch Carron, Plockton is picture-perfect. The coastline of the village begs to be explored, with its beautiful shoreline of fine white sand. A walk to the bay known as Coral beach is well worth it for anyone who wants to enjoy some fresh sea air and stretch their legs.

    In the summer months, you can take a boat trip on the sea loch and discover an array of wildlife wonders, from elusive otters to sleek herons.

    Find out more about Plockton
    Plockton,IV52 8TP
  • Kyle of Lochalsh Kyle of Lochalsh

    View from Kyle of Lochalsh across yachts and boat moored at pontoon jetty towards Skye (Road) Bridge and Isle of Skye.

    © VisitScotland / Paul Tomkins

    Look out for

    The hilltop viewpoint at Am Ploc. Look out for the sign at the north end of the main street.

    Plan a longer trip to Skye

    This village is the gateway between the north-west Highlands and the Isle of Skye. You can travel by private vehicle or bus via the Skye Bridge, which runs over the Inner Sound to Kyleakin.

    Kyle of Lochalsh has pretty, white-washed buildings, a variety of accommodation, and independent shops to explore. The railway station is home to the Kyle Line Museum.

    Find out more about Kyle of Lochalsh
    Kyle of Lochalsh,IV40 8AE

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