Plan Your Visit


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The Cairngorms National Park is easy to reach under normal circumstances whether you're travelling by car, bus or train. There are also options for visitors looking to fly into the country.

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By Car

We are only 7 miles south of Aviemore. Travelling north on the A9 (Inverness), turn off for Kingussie / Kincraig, and follow the B9152 north. Travelling south on the A9 (Perth), turn off south of Aviemore for Kincraig and follow the B9152 through Kincraig to the Park.

Please Note: - Sat Navs are not always reliable for this area

By Bus

Both Stagecoach and Citylink operate regular bus services to Aviemore. You can reach Aviemore via the Express Coaches from London Victoria and all over the country, or travel with There is also a Scottish Citylink bus service which has limited stops at the Park.

For timetable information, telephone 0871 266 33 33 Citylink.

The local Stagecoach bus number 32 service coming from Carrbridge / Aviemore or Newtonmore stops at the bottom of our entrance road, you will then have a walk of around half a mile to our pay kiosks. Our stop is between Kincraig and Kingussie.

Click here for Traveline Scotland or phone Traveline Scotland on 0871 200 22 33.

By Train

The main train station is Aviemore and regular trains from Edinburgh, Perth, Glasgow, Inverness and even an overnight sleeper from London stop here. Anyone planning to travel by train can make journeys from across the UK with Scotrail and East Coast Trains. There are numerous railway stations in the west of the Cairngorm National Park. Railway stations are located at Dalwhinnie, Newtonmore, Kingussie, Aviemore and Carrbridge. Some trains may also stop at Kingussie which is only 4 miles from the Park. We advise checking the bus timetables in advance of your visit.

By Plane

The nearest Airport is Inverness and is approx. 1 ½ hours' drive from the Park. Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen airports are all around 2-3 hours' drive away.

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