Getting to the park

Bukhara deer Dushanbe looking at camera [eye contact] IMAGE: Amy Middleton 2023

Getting to the park

Highland Wildlife Park is open seven days a week and can be reached by car, bus or train. 

Highland Wildlife Park



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For the latest visitor information, including useful tips on how to get to the park, please visit our plan your visit page.

Explore our park maps and guides.

New shuttle bus service

From Thursday 18 July, on Thursdays through Sundays we will be offering a free shuttle service from Macdonald Aviemore Resort to Highland Wildlife Park and back. 

Pick ups from Macdonald Aviemore Resort to Highland Wildlife Park

  • 10:30am
  • 12pm

Pick ups from Highland Wildlife Park to Macdonald Aviemore Resort

  • 3pm
  • 4pm

While we are delighted to offer this service for free, visitors will need to pre-book both the outward and return journey by emailing with the number of seats required, the time you'd like collected for both trips from those listed above and a contact mobile number.

Terms and conditions apply – if visitors wish to leave Highland Wildlife Park before the last shuttle they may be able to be accommodated on the earlier service, but only if this is not already full. Seats are limited to seven (7) per journey and are first come, first served. 

Book your seats now

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We are only 7 miles south of Aviemore. 

If you are travelling north on the A9 (Inverness), turn off for Kingussie/Kincraig, and follow the B9152 north. 

If you are travelling south on the A9 (Perth), turn off south of Aviemore for Kincraig and follow the B9152 through Kincraig to the Park. 

Parking is free at the park.

Please note – Sat Navs are not always reliable for this area.

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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.

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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.