Travel By Car.
Inchnadamph is about 1 hour 40 minutes by car from Inverness. The fastest route is via Ullapool (signed from Inverness) on a good quality main road. The shorter route (by 6 miles) is via the A9 on the east coast, then over to Bonar Bridge and along the single track road through Rosehall to Ledmore. However this route takes longer by 15 minutes, and much longer if you are stuck in slow traffic on the single track road. Most SatNav systems will route you this way - but via Ullapool is the easier and quicker route - especially after a long drive.
To reach Inverness from the south the best route is via Carlisle, around Glasgow, Strirling, Perth to Inverness.
There are plenty of Car Hire places in Inverness - at the Airport, Station and in the City.
Travel by Cycle.
The Highland roads are great for cycling - and we have a shed to store your cycle. We are a popular stop for cyclysts travelling from other hostels at Durness, Ullapool, Achmelvich, Carbisdale & Rogart. During the summer there is a regular 'Cycle Bus' from Inverness to Durness that will carry your bike for you. Northbound it leaves Inverness at about 9am, arrives Inchnadamph at 11.30am. Southbound it passes us at 5.30pm, reaching inverness at 7.30pm. Details at www.timdearmancoaches.co.uk
Travel by Public Transport.
This is much easier than you might think!
From the south first you must get to Inverness.
From the London area by far the most relaxing way is by taking the overnight sleeper train from London Euston to Inverness - arriving 8.30am in Inverness. (Euston is right next to KingsX if you arrive in London by Eurostar) Booked ahead on a bargain berth you can pay as little as £19 - otherwise there are reclining seats, shared berths or first class single berths. The train runs 6 nights - but not Saturday. See www.firstscotrail.com for details. (In summer you should be able to arrive in Inverness and catch the Tim Dearman cycle bus (above))
There are day trains to Inverness - but from London they really do take all day! Free Wi-Fi all the way however with www.nationalexpresseastcoast.com. From within Scotland the daytime trains are also with firstscotrail.
There are also many coach connections to Inverness - try www.megabus.com/uk for the best fares, or www.citylink.co.uk for more routes.
Of course you can fly! From Gatwick, Luton, & Bristol with easyJet. From Gatwick, Southampton, Exeter, Manchester, Birmingham & Belfast with flybe. East Midlands with Ryanair. From Dublin with www.aerarann.com in summer 2010.
There are buses via Ullapool - several a day - but apart from the summer Tim Dearman service (details above) they are all linked to connect with the Ullapool to Stornoway ferry service. So if the ferry is late the buses run late.. At least 2 buses meet each ferry - usually half empty. One goes via Dingwall (adds 10 minutes) , one is direct. Ullapool is not important enough to have a bus service not linked to the ferry - as a result we have buses leaving Inverness at 7am some days, and others arriving in Ullapool after 9pm..... However with a new Sunday ferry to Stornoway starting in 2009 we do now have 1 daily afternoon bus from Inverness to Ullapool return. Details are at www.citylink.co.uk.
So long as you can arrive in Ullapool by 4pm there is usually a connecting service to Lochinver that passes our door. It varies so much the only way to know is to go to www.travelinescotland.com and type in your requirements. That is what we will do if you call and ask us!
The other simple route is by train to Lairg and postbus to Inchnadamph. The train leaves about 10.30 from Inverness, and meets the postbus in Lairg station at 12.20 - arriving Inchnadamph 1.45pm. This runs 6 days (not sunday) and doesn't change with the ferry timetable. Details will show up on traveline if you click the train option.
Travel by Helicopter.
Just once a visitor has landed in our field. There are no landing fees. Just let us know in advance.
Travel by Float Plane.
No-one has ever done this as far as we know - but it might be possible to land on Loch Assynt. Be prepared to upset some fisherman. Charters available from Loch Lomond Seaplanes direct from central Glasgow. We might even take the flight back south for fun.