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How to get to the Cairngorms National Park

The Cairngorms National Park is easy to reach by road, rail, plane or bike. We have a train link to Inverness, Glasgow, Edinburgh and have a direct service from London and the south to Aviemore and Aberdeen. Listed below are a few helpful contacts for transport arrangements, timetable and directions. We look forward to welcoming you to our special place! 

The Cairngorms National Park is situated in the heart of the Scottish Highlands and is easily accessible with rail and road links.  Click on the link to take you to details of the Cairngorms Explorer with bus and train times, and taxi numbers.

 

For traffic info including roadworks, planned roadworks, journey times, road traffic incidents and weather affecting routes please have a look at the TRAFFIC SCOTLAND website which has real time information to help you plan your journey.  

There’s a lot of information out there on accessibility, getting to and around places to visit.  Contact First ScotRail’s Assisted Travel helpline on 0800 912 2 901 or the Assisted Travel Typetalk (for the hard of hearing) on 18001 0800 912 2 901. For more general advice phone Badenoch & Strathspey DisabilityAccess Panel on 01479 810004.

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Scotrail and London North Eastern Railway operate train services in the area

Plan your trip and get the best ticket deals online with National Railthetrainline and raileasy.

Trains in the west of the Park  
There are railway stations in the west of the National Park at Dalwhinnie, Newtonmore, Kingussie, Aviemore and Carr-Bridge.
Trains between London's Kings Cross and Inverness stop off at either Kingussie or Aviemore in the National Park.  There are 10 services each way daily and a Sleeper Service from London Euston. 

Trains to the east of the Park
Aberdeen is the nearest railway station to the Royal Deeside area in the east of the National Park.  There are regular services to and from