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There are 4 ways to get from Aberdeen to Cairngorm Mountain Railway by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Aviemore

$35 - $50

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Bus  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Inverness, Marks and Spencer 10
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Aviemore, Station G10 / ...

$41 - $54

Bus via Aviemore, MacKenzies Hotel  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Inverness, Marks and Spencer 10
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Aviemore, MacKenzies Hotel 34X / ...

Drive  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Cairngorm Mountain Railway 96.5 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Cairngorm Mountain Railway is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 2 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to Cairngorm Mountain Railway is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 2 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aberdeen station to Cairngorm Mountain Railway. However, there are services departing from Union Square Bus Station and arriving at Cairngorm Ski Centre, Car Park via Inverness, Bus Station and Aviemore, Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 53 min.

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The distance between Aberdeen and Cairngorm Mountain Railway is 59 miles. The road distance is 96.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Cairngorm Mountain Railway without a car is to train which takes 5 h 14 min and costs £26 - £40.

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It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Aberdeen to Cairngorm Mountain Railway, including transfers.

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Aberdeen to Cairngorm Mountain Railway bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, arrive at Union Square Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Cairngorm Mountain Railway is to train which takes 5 h 14 min and costs £26 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 6 h 53 min.

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Aberdeen to Cairngorm Mountain Railway bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Aviemore, Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aberdeen to Cairngorm Mountain Railway is 97 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to drive from Aberdeen to Cairngorm Mountain Railway.

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Map of how to get from Aberdeen to Cairngorm Mountain Railway.
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  • Distance: 58.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 14 min

What companies run services between Aberdeen, Scotland and Cairngorm Mountain Railway, Scotland?

You can take a train from Aberdeen to Cairngorm Mountain Railway via Inverness, Aviemore, Aviemore, Station, and Cairngorm Ski Centre, Car Park in around 5 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aberdeen to Cairngorm Mountain Railway via Inverness, Marks and Spencer, Inverness, Bus Station, Aviemore, Station, and Cairngorm Ski Centre, Car Park in around 6 h 53 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Train from Inverness to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $12
Bus operators
Stagecoach North Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Inverness, Marks and Spencer
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Stagecoach North Scotland
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach Highlands
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Aviemore, Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Aviemore, MacKenzies Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach Highlands

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