There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Aviemore by bus, train, night train or car

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Bus  •  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 42 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Aviemore

$27 - $50

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 costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 21 min.

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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 hourly, 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 three times a day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 42 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Aviemore is 89 miles. The road distance is 126.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Aviemore without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 42 min and costs £20 - £29.

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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 hourly.

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Edinburgh to Aviemore bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) station.

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Edinburgh to Aviemore train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Aviemore is to bus which takes 2 h 42 min and costs £20 - £29. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £20 - £40 and takes 2 h 42 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Aviemore.
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  • Distance: 89.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 42 min

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh to Aviemore hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 42 min. Alternatively, ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Aviemore 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 42 min. LNER 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 42 min
Frequency
3 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
$195
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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