There are 4 ways to get from Grantown on Spey to Ballater by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train, line 201 bus  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Aberdeen
  2. Take the line 201 bus from Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk to Banchory, Mount Street 201 / ...

$62 - $72

Cheapest option

Line 34 bus, bus, line 201 bus  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the line 34 bus from Grantown-on-Spey, The Square (Bus Shelter) to Aviemore, Station (Railway Station) 34 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Aviemore, Station (Railway Station) to Broxden, Park and Ride M90 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Union Square Bus Station M9
  4. Take the line 201 bus from Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk to Banchory, Mount Street 201 / ...
  5. Take the line 201 bus from Banchory, Mount Street to Ballater, Golf Road 201 / ...

$58 - $74

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Grantown on Spey to Ballater 38.5 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Grantown on Spey to Ballater 38.5 miles

$8 - $12

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Grantown on Spey to Ballater. However, there are services departing from Grantown-on-Spey, The Square (Bus Shelter) and arriving at Ballater, Golf Road via Aviemore, Station (Railway Station), Broxden, Park and Ride, Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk and Banchory, Mount Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 28 min.

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The distance between Grantown on Spey and Ballater is 29 miles. The road distance is 38.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Grantown on Spey to Ballater without a car is to train and line 201 bus which takes 7 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 19 min to get from Grantown on Spey to Ballater, including transfers.

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Grantown on Spey to Ballater bus services, operated by Stagecoach Highlands, depart from Grantown-on-Spey, The Square (Bus Shelter) station.

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Grantown on Spey to Ballater bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, arrive at Ballater, Golf Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grantown on Spey to Ballater is 39 miles. It takes approximately 44 min to drive from Grantown on Spey to Ballater.

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There are 69+ hotels available in Ballater. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Grantown on Spey to Ballater.
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  • Distance: 29 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 19 min

What companies run services between Grantown on Spey, Scotland and Ballater, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Grantown on Spey to Ballater via Aviemore, Station (Railway Station), Broxden, Park and Ride, Union Square Bus Station, Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk, and Banchory, Mount Street in around 7 h 28 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Bus operators
Stagecoach North Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk to Banchory, Mount Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Banchory, Mount Street to Ballater, Golf Road
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Highlands
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Grantown-on-Spey, The Square (Bus Shelter) to Aviemore, Station (Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Aviemore, Station (Railway Station) to Broxden, Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Grantown on Spey to Ballater
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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