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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Kingussie

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Bus

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

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Kingussie
Edinburgh → The Cairngorms
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to The Cairngorms is to bus which costs £23 - £35 and takes 3h 16m.

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The fastest way to get from Edinburgh to The Cairngorms is to train which takes 2h 59m and costs £16 - £150.

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The distance between Edinburgh and The Cairngorms is 81 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to The Cairngorms without a car is to train which takes 2h 59m and costs £16 - £150.

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It takes approximately 2h 59m to get from Edinburgh to The Cairngorms, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to The Cairngorms is to train which takes 2h 59m and costs £16 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £23 - £35 and takes 3h 16m.

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There are 84+ hotels available in The Cairngorms. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to The Cairngorms.
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  • Distance: 81.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 59m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and The Cairngorms, Scotland?

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Edinburgh to Kingussie 4 times a day. Tickets cost £27 - £85 and the journey takes 2h 44m. LNER also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel every 4 hours. Tickets cost £23 - £35 and the journey takes 3h.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Kingussie
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
4 times a day
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 Kingussie
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
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
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Website
Scottish Citylink

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