There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Aviemore by bus, train, night train or car

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Bus Scottish Citylink  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel M90 / ...

$27 - $40

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Train  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Aviemore

$27 - $50

Bus Fishers Tours of Dundee  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Glenrothes, Bus Station X59 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glenrothes, Bus Station to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel 267

$40 - $43

Night train  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Aviemore

$28 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Aviemore 126.4 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Aviemore is to bus which costs £20 - £29 and takes 2 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Aviemore is to drive which takes 2 h 21 min and costs £20 - £30.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Aviemore is 143 km. The road distance is 202 km.

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The bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel takes 2 h 42 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) and arriving at Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel. Services depart every two hours, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Aviemore. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 2 h 51 min.

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What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Aviemore, Scotland?

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh to Aviemore every 2 hours. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 42 min. Alternatively, ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Aviemore 5 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 51 min. Virgin Trains East Coast also services this route once daily.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $50
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$196
Sleeper Seat
$28 - $40
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Glenrothes, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Glenrothes, Bus Station to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk

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