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

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Bus  •  4h 11m

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel M90 / ...

$30 - $43

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Bus via Edinburgh, Bus Station  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel G90 / ...

$30 - $42

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Train  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Aviemore

$30 - $55

Drive  •  2h 33m

  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 2h 33m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Cairngorm Mountain Railway. However, there are services departing from West End, Queensferry Street and arriving at Cairngorm Ski Centre, Car Park via Aviemore, Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 11m.

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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 bus which takes 4h 11m and costs £22 - £35.

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It takes approximately 4h 11m 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, depart from West End, Queensferry Street station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Cairngorm Mountain Railway is to bus which takes 4h 11m and costs £22 - £35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £23 - £45 and takes 4h 23m.

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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 2h 33m to drive from Edinburgh to Cairngorm Mountain Railway.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Cairngorm Mountain Railway.
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  • Distance: 83.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 11m

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh to Cairngorm Mountain Railway every 4 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 2h 42m. Alternatively, ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Cairngorm Mountain Railway 5 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 2h 54m. 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
2h 54m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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