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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Aviemore

$31 - $55

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 58 min

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

$31 - $43

Night train  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Aviemore

$32 - $46

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Cairngorm Mountain Railway 135.7 miles

$29 - $45

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Cairngorm Mountain Railway 5 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 51 min. Virgin Trains East Coast 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 55 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 51 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$198
Sleeper Seat
$28 - $45
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 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Cairngorm Mountain Railway is 134 km. The road distance is 217 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Cairngorm Mountain Railway is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 33 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Cairngorm Mountain Railway is to drive which takes 2 h 33 min and costs £21 - £35.

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh 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 58 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to get from Edinburgh to Cairngorm Mountain Railway, including transfers.