Transport & Travel
The nearest airport to the The Kyle of Sutherland is Inverness. It is a 45 minute drive from the airport.
British Airways, EasyJet and Flybe fly to Inverness from various British destinations.
Car hire is available at the airport and in Inverness.
Take the North line from Inverness to reach the Kyle of Sutherland.
Trains run from Inverness to stations in the Kyle of Sutherland: Ardgay, Culrain and
Trains arrive in Inverness from:
Kyle of Lochalsh, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
The Caledonian Sleeper from London is a great way of reaching the Highlands overnight.
Follow the A9 North of Inverness. You have a choice of routes to the Kyle of Sutherland:
Turn slight left at Skiach onto the B 9176 then onto the A 836 or continue on the A9 until the roundabout at the Dornoch Firth bridge is reached. Turning left onto the A836 before
the bridge will bring you to Ardgay while turning left at Clashmore on the North side of the
bridge onto the A 949 will bring you to Bonar Bridge.
There are intercity services to Inverness. From Inverness local services can bring you to the Kyle of Sutherland.
National Cycle Route 1 brings you into the heart of the Kyle of Sutherland at Ardgay.
The Cape Wrath Trail passes through the west end of the Kyle of Sutherland area. Leaving the route at Duag Bridge it is possible to walk to Croick and then to Ardgay.
Timetable - Ardgay, Bonar Bridge
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
09.30 - 12.30, 13.30 - 15.00, 16.00 - 17.30
Area of Operation is a 6 mile radius of Ardgay Station, plus Strathcarron road as far as Croick. To and from Dornoch and Lawson Hospital, Golspie*.
Please pre book your journey by 18.00 hrs on the previous day or 24 hrs in advance for destinations marked*.
Services operated under contract to the Highland Council.
Bradbury Centre Bus
Bus Service Timetable - Mondays & Fridays
Bonar Bridge - Lairg - Rosehall Dial-a-bus
Service No. T91
(apart from the weeks of Christmas and New Year)
The service will be pre-booked for collection and delivery within the area outlined in red on the attached map.
The hours of operation will be 0900 to 1100 and 1300 to 1500 on Mondays and Fridays.
All journeys must be booked by 1400 on the previous working day, i.e. Friday for journeys on Monday and Wednesday for journeys on Friday. The phone number for booked journeys is 01863 766772
Bus Service Timetable - Tuesdays
Bonar Bridge - Alness - Service No 919
|Bonar Bridge (Cherry Grove) TP||1030|
|Easter Fearn (junction with B9176)||1042|
|Ardross (crossroads on B9176) TP||1058|
|Alness (on B817 outside Morrisons)||TP 1115|
|Alness (on B817 outside Morrisons) TP||1300|
|Ardross (crossroads on B9176) TP||1317|
|Easter Fearn (junction with B9176)||1333|
|Bonar Bridge (Cherry Grove)||1345|
Tu Operates every Tuesday apart from Christmas and New Year weeks.
The minibus has a wheelchair lift which will be available as part of the service. Additional time has been added to the timetable to accommodate for this but, as it takes up to 10 minutes for the lift to load or unload a passenger there may be subsequent delays of up to 10 minutes along the route.
The service will divert on request to pick up pre-booked passengers up to a mile from the route. These journeys must be booked by 1400 on the previous working day, i.e by 1400 on Monday for journeys on Tuesday.
The phone number for booked journeys is 01863 766772