There are 11 ways to get from Southampton to The Cairngorms by train, bus, night train, car 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 LNER  •  11 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh to Kingussie

$170 - $252

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Bus  •  17 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Edinburgh National Express
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel M90 / ...

$89 - $116

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  11 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh to Kingussie

$259 - $488

Train, night train  •  13 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the night train from London Euston to Kingussie

$149 - $208

Drive  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to The Cairngorms 566.1 miles

$120 - $180

Fly Southampton to Edinburgh, train  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Edinburgh (EDI) SOU - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Kingussie

$149 - $355

Fly Southampton to Glasgow, train  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Glasgow (GLA) SOU - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
  3. Take the train from Perth to Kingussie

$148 - $363

Train to Bristol, fly to Inverness, train  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Inverness (INV) BRS - INV
  3. Take the train from Inverness to Aviemore

$130 - $392

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Inverness  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Inverness (INV) LHR - INV
  4. Take the train from Inverness to Aviemore

$175 - $501

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Inverness, train  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Inverness (INV) LGW - INV
  3. Take the train from Inverness to Aviemore

$110 - $275

Train to London City, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Edinburgh (EDI) LCY - EDI
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Kingussie

$183 - $377

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The distance between Southampton and The Cairngorms is 440 miles. The road distance is 566.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to The Cairngorms without a car is to train which takes 11 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 21 min to get from Southampton to The Cairngorms, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Southampton to The Cairngorms is to train which takes 11 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 17 h 51 min.

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to The Cairngorms is 566 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 5 min to drive from Southampton to The Cairngorms.

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KLM and Flybe offer flights from Southampton Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 226+ hotels available in The Cairngorms. Prices start at $97 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Southampton to The Cairngorms.
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  • Distance: 439.6 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 21 min

What companies run services between Southampton, England and The Cairngorms, Scotland?

You can take a train from Southampton to The Cairngorms via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Leicester Square Underground Station, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, London Kings Cross, Edinburgh, and Kingussie in around 11 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to The Cairngorms via Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12), and Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel in around 17 h 51 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
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 Bristol to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from London Gatwick to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Inverness via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
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 Kingussie
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Perth to Kingussie
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$17 - $26
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 Kingussie
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $45
Train from Edinburgh Gateway to Kingussie
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $45
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $24
Train from Perth to Kingussie
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $24
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
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $95
Train from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $190
Train from Southampton Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Virgin West Coast Trains
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from London Euston to Kingussie
Ave. Duration
10 h 2 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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
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 Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
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

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