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There are 4 ways to get from Glasgow to Loch Garten by train, bus, night train or car

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Train  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aviemore

£33 - £96

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel M10

£28 - £39

2 alternative options

Bus, night train  •  6h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow, Sauchiehall Street to Stirling, Bus Station X10 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Stirling to Aviemore

£46 - £54

Drive  •  2h 42m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Loch Garten 142.4 miles

£21 - £35

Glasgow to Loch Garten by buses

The bus journey time between Glasgow and Loch Garten is around 5h 11m and covers a distance of around 150 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 24m. Operated by Scottish Citylink and Stagecoach Highlands, the Glasgow to Loch Garten bus service departs from Buchanan Bus Station and arrives in Nethy Bridge, Dell Road. Typically 39 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
5h 11m
Fastest bus time:
3h 24m
Buses per week:
39
Cheapest price:
£28
Carbon emissions:
30 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:30
Last bus departs at:
17:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Loch Garten bus schedules

Glasgow → Loch Garten
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Loch Garten is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 42m.

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The fastest way to get from Glasgow to Loch Garten is to drive which takes 2h 42m and costs £21 - £35.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow station to Loch Garten. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Nethy Bridge, Dell Road via Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 53m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Loch Garten is 99 miles. The road distance is 142.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Loch Garten without a car is to train which takes 3h 35m and costs £30 - £100.

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It takes approximately 3h 35m to get from Glasgow to Loch Garten, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Loch Garten bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Loch Garten is to train which takes 3h 35m and costs £30 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £27 - £40 and takes 3h 53m.

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Glasgow to Loch Garten bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Loch Garten is 142 miles. It takes approximately 2h 42m to drive from Glasgow to Loch Garten.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Loch Garten.
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  • Distance: 98.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 35m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Loch Garten, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aviemore 5 times a day. Tickets cost £30 - £95 and the journey takes 2h 32m. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel every 4 hours. Tickets cost £25 - £40 and the journey takes 2h 50m.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £95
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£70 - £95
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£25 - £40
Website
Scottish Citylink
First Scotland East
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow, Sauchiehall Street to Stirling, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6
Website
First Scotland East
All Day Pass
£6

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