If you are keen to visit the Isle of Skye and are based in Nairn, Forres or Elgin then our Isle of Skye Day Tour is the perfect choice for you. With our departure from Inverness timed to fit in with the morning train, and our arrival back in Inverness timed to fit in with the last train’s departure, the magnificent experience will definitely be worth the long day!
Which trains should I take?
The recommended train times from, and to, Elgin, Forres & Nairn are stated below, but please check the Scotrail website to ensure that the departure times are current, as WOW Scotland cannot be held liable for timetable changes. You will arrive into Inverness train station at 0750. You should have time to grab a coffee if you wish, then it is a five minute walk to Inverness Bus Station, where our tour departs promptly at 0830 (please note that we request passengers to be there at 0820).
Depart Elgin 0707
Depart Forres 0720
Depart Nairn 0732
Arrive Inverness 0750
Please note that there is a later train which arrives into Inverness at 0812 – this will get you to the tour in time, but relies on the train being punctual to do so.
Note that this train does not run on a Sunday – it is not possible to link by train from Elgin, Forres or Nairn on Sundays.
Depart Inverness 2133
Arrive Nairn 2149
Arrive Forres 2200
Arrive Elgin 2213
Note that this train does not run on a Sunday – there are alternative departures at 2103 and 2142.
How do I book train tickets?
Train tickets can easily be booked online on www.scotrail.co.uk . We would strongly recommend purchasing tickets in advance, rather than on the day, as it is usually much cheaper. However, it is only possible to book tickets a maximum of 12 weeks in advance.
Does the tour price include my train ticket?
No, the tour price only includes the guiding and transportation on our Isle of Skye Tour. You must purchase your train tickets separately.
What if the train arrives late into Inverness in the morning?
92% of all Scotrail trains in the Highlands arrive on time. However, if your train is late for any reason we will endeavour to help you as much as we can. However, the latest the coach will depart is 0830.
What if the tour arrives late back into Inverness in the evening?
If the tour arrives back after 2130 (this is very unlikely, as schedule arrival time back in Inverness is 2030) and you miss your train, you will need to get a bus or a taxi back to Nairn/Forres/Elgin at your own expense.
What if I am running late and miss the train to/from Inverness
Although we will do our best to accommodate the train or tour being late, we will not be able to assist if you are late due to your own mistakes. Please make sure that you get to the train station in plenty time for your departures, to avoid any issues.
Is there anything else I need to do?
If you wish to take our Isle of Skye Day Tour and plan to travel to/from Inverness on the train to/from Elgin, Nairn, or Forres please advise us upon booking, in order that we can monitor the train arrival time and hold the tour until 0830 in the morning, then ensure that the tour does not over-run in the evening. If you do not tell us that you are taking the train then we will not be held responsible for any delays.