There are 10 ways to get from London to Balmoral Castle by train, car, bus, night train or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, drive  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Pitlochry
  2. Drive from Pitlochry to Balmoral Castle

$84 - $124

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Bus  •  14 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Aviemore, Scotland National Express

$59 - $73

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Train  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Stonehaven

$142 - $247

Night train  •  12 h 36 min

  1. Take the night train from London Euston to Aviemore

$84 - $117

Drive  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Drive from London to Balmoral Castle 514.1 miles

$110 - $160

Fly London Heathrow to Aberdeen, line 201 bus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Aberdeen (ABZ) LHR - ABZ
  2. Take the line 201 bus from Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk to Banchory, Mount Street
  3. Take the line 201 bus from Banchory, Mount Street to Ballater, Golf Road
  4. Take the line 201 bus from Ballater, Golf Road to Crathie, Balmoral Rd End

$94 - $264

Fly London City to Aberdeen, line 201 bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Aberdeen (ABZ) LCY - ABZ
  2. Take the line 201 bus from Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk to Banchory, Mount Street
  3. Take the line 201 bus from Banchory, Mount Street to Ballater, Golf Road
  4. Take the line 201 bus from Ballater, Golf Road to Crathie, Balmoral Rd End

$96 - $242

Fly London Heathrow to Inverness, train, line 31 bus, drive  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Inverness (INV) LHR - INV
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Aviemore
  3. Take the line 31 bus from Aviemore, Station (Railway Station) to Cairngorm Ski Centre, Car Park (Ski Centre Car Park)
  4. Drive from Cairngorm Ski Centre, Car Park (Ski Centre Car Park) to Balmoral Castle

$140 - $445

Fly London Gatwick to Aberdeen, line 201 bus  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Aberdeen (ABZ) LGW - ABZ
  2. Take the line 201 bus from Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk to Banchory, Mount Street
  3. Take the line 201 bus from Banchory, Mount Street to Ballater, Golf Road

$78 - $232

Fly London City to Edinburgh, bus, line 201 bus  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Edinburgh (EDI) LCY - EDI
  2. Take the bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Union Square Bus Station
  3. Take the line 201 bus from Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk to Banchory, Mount Street
  4. Take the line 201 bus from Banchory, Mount Street to Ballater, Golf Road

$116 - $281

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Balmoral Castle is to bus which costs £45 - £60 and takes 14 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Balmoral Castle is to fly and line 201 bus which costs £70 - £210 and takes 7 h 3 min.

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The distance between London and Balmoral Castle is 405 miles. The road distance is 514.1 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Balmoral Castle without a car is to train which takes 9 h 57 min and costs £100 - £190.

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It takes approximately 7 h 39 min to get from London to Balmoral Castle, including transfers.

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The best way to get from London to Balmoral Castle is to train which takes 9 h 57 min and costs £100 - £190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £45 - £60 and takes 14 h 47 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Aberdeen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Balmoral Castle is 514 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 47 min to drive from London to Balmoral Castle.

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Scandinavian Airlines, Widerøe, Flybe and British Airways offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Aberdeen Airport.

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There are 53+ hotels available in Balmoral Castle. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from London to Balmoral Castle.
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  • Distance: 404.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 39 min

What companies run services between London, England and Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland?

You can take a train from London to Balmoral Castle via Edinburgh, Stonehaven, Banchory, Mount Street, Ballater, Golf Road, and Crathie, Balmoral Rd End in around 9 h 57 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Balmoral Castle once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $50 and the journey takes 12 h 35 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from London City to Aberdeen via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from London Heathrow to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Inverness via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from London Gatwick to Aberdeen via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from London City to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from London City to Aberdeen via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Aberdeen via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from London Gatwick to Aberdeen via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Aberdeen via Stavanger
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Inverness via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Pitlochry
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$70 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $210
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Edinburgh to Stonehaven
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $65
Train from Inverness to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$24 - $35
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Stonehaven
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Inverness to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from London Euston to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
10 h 24 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$203
Sleeper Seat
$65 - $95
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Aviemore, Scotland
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
Bus from Ballater, Golf Road to Crathie, Balmoral Rd End
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Highlands
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Aviemore, Station (Railway Station) to Cairngorm Ski Centre, Car Park (Ski Centre Car Park)
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Megabus UK

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