There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Cairngorm Mountain Railway by train, bus, night train or car

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Train  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Aviemore

$32 - $54

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Bus  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel M90 / ...

$32 - $42

Night train  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Aviemore

$33 - $45

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Cairngorm Mountain Railway 135.7 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Cairngorm Mountain Railway is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Cairngorm Mountain Railway is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Cairngorm Mountain Railway. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) and arriving at Cairngorm Ski Centre, Car Park (Ski Centre Car Park) via Aviemore, Station (Railway Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 53 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Cairngorm Mountain Railway is 84 miles. The road distance is 135.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Cairngorm Mountain Railway without a car is to train which takes 3 h 45 min and costs £24 - £45.

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Edinburgh to Cairngorm Mountain Railway, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Cairngorm Mountain Railway bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12).

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Cairngorm Mountain Railway is to train which takes 3 h 45 min and costs £24 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £24 - £35 and takes 3 h 53 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Cairngorm Mountain Railway is 136 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to drive from Edinburgh to Cairngorm Mountain Railway.

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  • Distance: 83.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Cairngorm Mountain Railway, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Cairngorm Mountain Railway 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 42 min. LNER also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh to Cairngorm Mountain Railway hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min.

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
$194
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 (Stances 11 & 12) to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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