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There are 3 ways to get from Ballater to Tomintoul by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Ballater, Golf Road to Union Square Bus Station 201 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Keith, Wellington Street 10
  3. Take the bus from Keith, Wellington Street to Tomintoul, The Square 365

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Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ballater to Tomintoul 24.7 miles

$65 - $80

1 alternative option

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Ballater to Tomintoul 24.7 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Ballater to Tomintoul is to drive which costs £4 - £6 and takes 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ballater to Tomintoul is to taxi which costs £50 - £65 and takes 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ballater to Tomintoul. However, there are services departing from Ballater, Golf Road and arriving at Tomintoul, The Square via Union Square Bus Station and Keith, Wellington Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 53 min.

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The distance between Ballater and Tomintoul is 19 miles. The road distance is 24.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Ballater to Tomintoul without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 53 min to get from Ballater to Tomintoul, including transfers.

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Ballater to Tomintoul bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, depart from Ballater, Golf Road station.

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Ballater to Tomintoul bus services, operated by Moray Council, arrive at Tomintoul, The Square station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ballater to Tomintoul is 25 miles. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from Ballater to Tomintoul.

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There are 114+ hotels available in Tomintoul. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 19 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 53 min

What companies run services between Ballater, Scotland and Tomintoul, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Ballater to Tomintoul via Union Square Bus Station and Keith, Wellington Street in around 6 h 53 min.

Bus operators
Stagecoach North Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ballater, Golf Road to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
Stagecoach North Scotland
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Keith, Wellington Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
Stagecoach North Scotland
Moray Council
Phone
0300 123 4565
Email
transport@moray.gov.uk
Website
moray.gov.uk
Bus from Keith, Wellington Street to Tomintoul, The Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
moray.gov.uk
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Taxi from Ballater to Tomintoul
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80

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