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There are 5 ways to get from Aberdeen to Loch Garten by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5h 2m

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

£29 - £102

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Bus via Dundee  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Seagate Bus Station M9 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dundee City Centre, Murraygate to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel 228

£23 - £41

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5h 3m

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Aviemore, Station M10 / ...

£32 - £83

Bus  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station 10 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Aviemore, Station M10 / ...

£34 - £47

Drive  •  1h 41m

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Loch Garten 79.4 miles

£12 - £18

Aberdeen to Loch Garten by train and bus

The journey time between Aberdeen and Loch Garten is around 5h 22m and covers a distance of around 152 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 31m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, LNER and Stagecoach Highlands, the Aberdeen to Loch Garten service departs from Aberdeen and arrives in Nethy Bridge, Dell Road. Typically 42 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 22m
Fastest journey time:
3h 31m
Journey distance:
152 miles
Services per week:
42
Cheapest price:
£29
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:18
Last service departs at:
21:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Aberdeen to Loch Garten train and bus schedules

Aberdeen → Loch Garten
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Loch Garten is 111.

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The social distance requirement in Loch Garten is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Loch Garten is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to Loch Garten is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aberdeen station to Loch Garten. However, there are services departing from Union Square Bus Station and arriving at Nethy Bridge, Dell Road via Dundee City Centre, Murraygate and Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 18m.

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The distance between Aberdeen and Loch Garten is 60 miles. The road distance is 79.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Loch Garten without a car is to train which takes 5h 2m and costs £29 - £110.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Aberdeen to Loch Garten, including transfers.

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Aberdeen to Loch Garten bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Union Square Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Loch Garten is to train which takes 5h 2m and costs £29 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus via Dundee, which costs £23 - £45 and takes 6h 18m.

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Aberdeen to Loch Garten bus services, operated by Fishers Tours of Dundee, arrive at Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aberdeen to Loch Garten is 79 miles. It takes approximately 1h 41m to drive from Aberdeen to Loch Garten.

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Map of how to get from Aberdeen to Loch Garten.
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  • Distance: 59.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 2m

What companies run services between Aberdeen, Scotland and Loch Garten, Scotland?

You can take a train from Aberdeen to Loch Garten via Inverness, Aviemore, and Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel in around 5h 2m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aberdeen to Loch Garten via Seagate Bus Station, Dundee City Centre, Murraygate, and Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel in around 6h 18m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£23 - £70
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£23 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £70
Train from Inverness to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £22
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £22
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£4 - £30
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£13 - £19
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£21 - £30
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Aviemore, Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Seagate Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Scottish Citylink
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Seagate Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £14
Website
Megabus UK
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Murraygate to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Stagecoach North Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£25 - £35
Website
Stagecoach North Scotland

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