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

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
  2. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Ballater, Golf Road

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Ballater, Golf Road

Bus via Dundee

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Dundee City Centre, Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Ballater, Golf Road

Drive

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Ballater
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Ballater is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 2h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Ballater is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 2h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Ballater. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station and arriving at Ballater, Golf Road via Union Square Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 36m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Ballater is 77 miles. The road distance is 109.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Ballater without a car is to train and bus which takes 4h 58m and costs £26 - £200.

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It takes approximately 4h 58m to get from Edinburgh to Ballater, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Ballater bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Edinburgh, Bus Station.

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Edinburgh to Ballater bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, arrive at Ballater, Golf Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Ballater is 110 miles. It takes approximately 2h 12m to drive from Edinburgh to Ballater.

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There are 27+ hotels available in Ballater. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Ballater.
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  • Distance: 76.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 58m

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

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Ballater via Union Square Bus Station in around 5h 36m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£27 - £85
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£27 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £85
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £24
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
Bus operators
Stagecoach North Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Ballater, Golf Road
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
Stagecoach North Scotland
Megabus UK
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Dundee City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland

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