There are 10 ways to get from London to Cairngorm Mountain Railway by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Aviemore

$85 - $122

Cheapest option

Train to London Luton, fly to Inverness, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Inverness (INV) LTN - INV
  3. Take the train from Inverness to Aviemore

$65 - $223

8 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel G10

$265 - $400

Bus  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh S9
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel M90 / ...

$73 - $123

Night train  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Take the night train from London Euston to Aviemore

$72 - $98

Drive  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Drive from London to Cairngorm Mountain Railway 541.1 miles

$110 - $170

Fly London Heathrow to Inverness, train  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Inverness (INV) LHR - INV
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Aviemore

$128 - $427

Fly London Gatwick to Inverness, train, line 31 bus  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Inverness (INV) LGW - 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)

$67 - $225

Fly London City to Edinburgh, train  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Edinburgh (EDI) LCY - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Aviemore

$106 - $274

Fly London Stansted to Edinburgh, train  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) STN - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Aviemore

$86 - $194

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from London station to Cairngorm Mountain Railway. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Station and arriving at Cairngorm Ski Centre, Car Park (Ski Centre Car Park) via Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) and Aviemore, Station (Railway Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 55 min.

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The distance between London and Cairngorm Mountain Railway is 416 miles. The road distance is 541.1 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Cairngorm Mountain Railway without a car is to train which takes 8 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 29 min to get from London to Cairngorm Mountain Railway, including transfers.

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London to Cairngorm Mountain Railway bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at London Victoria Station.

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The best way to get from London to Cairngorm Mountain Railway is to train which takes 8 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Inverness Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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London to Cairngorm Mountain Railway bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Cairngorm Mountain Railway is 541 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 1 min to drive from London to Cairngorm Mountain Railway.

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KLM, Loganair and British Airways offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Inverness Airport.

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Map of how to get from London to Cairngorm Mountain Railway.
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  • Distance: 415.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 29 min

What companies run services between London, England and Cairngorm Mountain Railway, Scotland?

LNER operates a train from London to Cairngorm Mountain Railway once daily. Tickets cost $75 - $120 and the journey takes 7 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London to Cairngorm Mountain Railway via Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12), Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore, Station (Railway Station), and Cairngorm Ski Centre, Car Park (Ski Centre Car Park) in around 12 h 55 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
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 City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from London Luton to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
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 Aviemore
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$75 - $120
1st Class
$150 - $220
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
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
$202
Sleeper Seat
$65 - $95
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Edinburgh Gateway to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
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
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
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
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

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