There are 3 ways to get from Edinburgh to Cairngorms National Park by train, bus or night train

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Train  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Aviemore

$27 - $50

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 54 min

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

$32 - $42

Night train  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Aviemore

$33 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Cairngorms National Park is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 3 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Cairngorms National Park is to train which costs £20 - £40 and takes 3 h 7 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Cairngorms National Park is 77 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Cairngorms National Park without a car is to train which takes 3 h 7 min and costs £20 - £40.

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It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to get from Edinburgh to Cairngorms National Park, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Cairngorms National Park is to train which takes 3 h 7 min and costs £20 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £24 - £35 and takes 3 h 54 min.

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There are 161+ hotels available in Cairngorms National Park. Prices start at $98 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Cairngorms National Park.
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  • Distance: 77.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 7 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Cairngorms National Park, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Cairngorms National Park 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 Cairngorms National Park 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
$193
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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