Plan Your Visit

Highland Wildlife Park is open seven days a week and can be reached by car, bus or train. For the latest visitor information, including useful tips on how to get to the park, please watch our ‘What to expect’ video or visit our FAQ page.

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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 there is also a Scottish Citylink bus service which has limited stops at the park.

For timetable information, phone Citylink on 0871 266 33 33.

The local Stagecoach bus number 39/M39 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 in Aviemore – regular trains from Edinburgh, Perth, Glasgow, Inverness and an overnight sleeper from London stop here. Anyone planning to travel by train can make journeys across the UK with Scotrail and East Coast Trains. You might consider using Trainline to plan your journey.

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 approximately a one and a half hour drive from the park. Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen airports are all around two – three hours drive away.

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