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There are 5 ways to get from Aviemore to Dunrobin Castle by train, bus or car

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Aviemore to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Golspie, Dunrobin Station

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Golspie, Dunrobin Station

Train

  1. Take the train from Aviemore to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Dunrobin Castle

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Dunrobin Castle

Drive

  1. Drive from Aviemore to Dunrobin Castle

Aviemore to Dunrobin Castle by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Aviemore and Dunrobin Castle is around 2h 56m and covers a distance of around 89 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 53 min. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 5m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service, LNER and Stagecoach Highlands. Typically 12 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 2m
Layover time:
53 min
Total time:
2h 56m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 5m
Journey distance:
89 miles
Services per week:
12
Cheapest price:
£17
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
13:33
Last service departs at:
14:42

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Aviemore to Dunrobin Castle train, bus and walk schedules

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Aviemore to Dunrobin Castle is to drive, which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Aviemore to Dunrobin Castle is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aviemore to Dunrobin Castle station. However, there are services departing from Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel and arriving at Golspie, Dunrobin Station via Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Aviemore to Dunrobin Castle. However, there are services departing from Aviemore and arriving at Dunrobin Castle via Inverness. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 3m.

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The distance between Aviemore and Dunrobin Castle is 55 miles. The road distance is 80.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Aviemore to Dunrobin Castle without a car is to train and bus which takes 3h 13m and costs £13 - £80.

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It takes approximately 3h 13m to get from Aviemore to Dunrobin Castle, including transfers.

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Aviemore to Dunrobin Castle bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel station.

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Aviemore to Dunrobin Castle train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Aviemore station.

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The best way to get from Aviemore to Dunrobin Castle is to bus which takes 3h 21m and costs £16 - £24. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £21 - £130 and takes 4h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Aviemore to Dunrobin Castle.
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  • Distance: 55 miles
  • Duration: 3h 13m

What companies run services between Aviemore, Scotland and Dunrobin Castle, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Aviemore to Dunrobin Castle via Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 and Golspie, Dunrobin Station in around 3h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Aviemore to Dunrobin Castle via Inverness and Dunrobin Castle in around 4h 3m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aviemore to Inverness
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £22
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £22
Train from Inverness to Dunrobin Castle
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£17 - £55
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £25
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £55
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Aviemore to Inverness
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£4 - £70
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £70
Bus operators
Stagecoach Highlands
Phone
01856878014
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Golspie, Dunrobin Station
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
Scottish Citylink

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Aviemore to Dunrobin Castle bus services, operated by Stagecoach Highlands, arrive at Golspie, Dunrobin Station.

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Aviemore to Dunrobin Castle train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Dunrobin Castle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aviemore to Dunrobin Castle is 80 miles. It takes approximately 1h 31m to drive from Aviemore to Dunrobin Castle.

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