There are 2 ways to get from Aberdeen to Cairngorms National Park by bus or train

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Line 201 bus  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the line 201 bus from Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk to Banchory, Mount Street 201 / ...
  2. Take the line 201 bus from Banchory, Mount Street to Ballater, Golf Road 201 / ...

$7 - $12

1 alternative option

Train  •  4 h 19 min

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

$34 - $49

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Cairngorms National Park is to line 201 bus which costs £5 - £10 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to Cairngorms National Park is to line 201 bus which costs £5 - £10 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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The distance between Aberdeen and Cairngorms National Park is 57 miles.

It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Aberdeen to Cairngorms National Park, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Cairngorms National Park without a car is to line 201 bus which takes 3 h 43 min and costs £5 - £10.

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Map of how to get from Aberdeen to Cairngorms National Park.
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  • Distance: 57.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 43 min

What companies run services between Aberdeen, Scotland and Cairngorms National Park, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Aberdeen to Cairngorms National Park via Banchory, Mount Street, Ballater, Golf Road, and Braemar, Post Office (Mar Road) in around 3 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Aberdeen to Cairngorms National Park via Inverness and Aviemore in around 4 h 19 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 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Train from Inverness to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $12
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk to Banchory, Mount Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Banchory, Mount Street to Ballater, Golf Road
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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