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

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Line 201 bus, train, bus  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the line 201 bus from Banchory, Mount Street to Union Square Bus Station 201 / ...
  2. Take the train from Aberdeen to Keith
  3. Take the bus from Keith, Wellington Street to Tomintoul, The Square 365

$46 - $50

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Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ballater to Tomintoul 24.7 miles

$65 - $80

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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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 line 201 bus and train and bus which takes 6 h 31 min and costs £34 - £38.

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It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from Ballater to Tomintoul, including transfers.

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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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  • Distance: 19 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 31 min

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

There is no direct connection from Ballater to Tomintoul. However, you can take the line 201 bus to Banchory, Mount Street, take the line 201 bus to Union Square Bus Station, take the walk to Aberdeen, take the train to Keith, take the walk to Keith, Wellington Street, then take the bus to Tomintoul, The Square. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Tomintoul.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Keith
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $20
Bus operators
Stagecoach North Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Banchory, Mount Street to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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 24 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13
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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