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

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Train  •  4 h 57 min

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

$40 - $56

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Bus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride M9 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel M90 / ...

$40 - $57

2 alternative options

Bus Fishers Tours of Dundee  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Arbroath, Bus Station X7
  2. Take the bus from Arbroath, Bus Station to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel 228

$59

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 (Ski Centre Car Park) via Broxden, Park and Ride and Aviemore, Station (Railway Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 5 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 4 h 57 min and costs £30 - £45.

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Aberdeen to Cairngorm Mountain Railway, including transfers.

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Aberdeen to Cairngorm Mountain Railway bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, 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 4 h 57 min and costs £30 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 5 h 5 min.

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Aberdeen to Cairngorm Mountain Railway bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel 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: 4 h 57 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 (Railway Station), and Cairngorm Ski Centre, Car Park (Ski Centre Car Park) in around 4 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aberdeen to Cairngorm Mountain Railway via Broxden, Park and Ride, Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore, Station (Railway Station), and Cairngorm Ski Centre, Car Park (Ski Centre Car Park) in around 5 h 5 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
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $12
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Megabus UK
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Arbroath, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Arbroath, Bus Station to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk

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