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[Isle of Skye] Portree OK to catch first outgoing train at Kyle of Lochalsh?

by Eoghan.N Online Now Mar 28, 2013 at 6:39 AM

Hello

I'm checking out the ho(s)tels on Isle of Skye for a trip this summer.

Apparently, Portree is more lively than Broadford, but I'm concerned that there won't be a bus early enough to catch the first train that leaves Kyle of Lochalsh for Inverness at 6:22.

It looks like staying in Broadbord is the only choice when riding a bus.

If someone knows the area well, can you confirm that there's no way I can catch that train if staying in Portree?

Thank you.

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    Re: [Isle of Skye] Portree OK to catch first outgoing train at Kyle of Lochalsh?

    by GrumpyDiver Online Now Mar 28, 2013 at 7:33 AM

    I don't seem to remember seeing any train tracks on the Isle of Skye, so I'm not sure how you are going to catch a train. I think that there was some bus service to Portree from the mainland, but frankly public transportation on / to Skye seemed to be very limited.

    That being said; what are you going to do when you get. there? Portree is a small town and to get anywere interesting on Skye, I suspect that car and by foot are really the only options.

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    Re: [Isle of Skye] Portree OK to catch first outgoing train at Kyle of Lochalsh?

    by IanMacPhail Online Now Mar 28, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Kyle of Lochalsh is just over the bridge from Kyleakin. You`ll probably have to get a taxi.

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    Re: [Isle of Skye] Portree OK to catch first outgoing train at Kyle of Lochalsh?

    by globetrott Online Now Mar 28, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    maybe you simply take a hotel in Kyle of Lochalsh for the last night, it might be a better and much cheaper solution than a taxi from Broadford or even from Portree.

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    Re: [Isle of Skye] Portree OK to catch first outgoing train at Kyle of Lochalsh?

    by davidjo Online Now Mar 28, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    Good idea by Globetrott as the Kyle of Lochalsh has a few attractions itself

    roomfinderscotland.co.uk/map...
    here is a list of accommodation.

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    Re: [Isle of Skye] Portree OK to catch first outgoing train at Kyle of Lochalsh?

    by johngayton Online Now Mar 28, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    At that time in the morning you'll not get a bus from Broadford either. Have you tried www.travelinescotland.com ??? That'll give you all the public transport options. For the 06.22 from anywhere on Skye you'll need to use a taxi. Portree to Inverness by bus and train is easily doable later in the day tho'.

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  • Re: [Isle of Skye] Portree OK to catch first outgoing train at Kyle of Lochalsh?

    by Eoghan.N Online Now Apr 3, 2013 at 2:05 AM

    Thanks for the help. I booked a hotel in Broadford and will take a cab to get to the station.

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    Re: [Isle of Skye] Portree OK to catch first outgoing train at Kyle of Lochalsh?

    by IanMacPhail Online Now Apr 3, 2013 at 2:13 AM

    Enjoy your stay1 :-)

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  • Re: [Isle of Skye] Portree OK to catch first outgoing train at Kyle of Lochalsh?

    by Eoghan.N Online Now Apr 3, 2013 at 3:42 AM

    Thanks. Provided it doesn't rain too much, I should bring back a lot of pictures.

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