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

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Train  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Aviemore

$27 - $50

4 alternative options

Bus Scottish Citylink  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel M90 / ...

$27 - $40

Bus Fishers Tours of Dundee  •  4 h 59 min

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

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 3 h.

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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 Edinburgh, Bus Station station and arriving at Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Aviemore. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 52 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 train which takes 2 h 52 min and costs £20 - £40.

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The train from Edinburgh to Aviemore takes 2 h 52 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Edinburgh to Aviemore bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Bus 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 train which takes 2 h 52 min and costs £20 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £29 and takes 3 h.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Aviemore.
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  • Distance: 89.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 52 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Aviemore 4 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 52 min. LNER also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh to Aviemore every 2 hours. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h.

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 52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
LNER
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$28 - $40
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Glenrothes, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
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
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk

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Edinburgh to Aviemore bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel station.

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Edinburgh to Aviemore train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Aviemore station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Aviemore is 126 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to drive from Edinburgh to Aviemore.

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There are 262+ hotels available in Aviemore. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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