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How to get to the Cairngorms

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Travel to Cairngorms by road

Driving from the north of England to the Cairngorms; take the M6/A74/M74 route from Liverpool to Glasgow and then the M80/M9 and finally the A9 all the way to the Cairngorms.

Those arriving from the east or north east of England should take the A1 to Newcastle and then the A68 to Edinburgh followed by the M90/A9 route all the way to the National Park.

To plan your journey, we recommend using the AA Route Planner.

For more information and/or to check for possible delays visit: trafficscotland.org.

Travel to Cairngorms by train

It’s possible to board a direct train from London Kings Cross to Aviemore or Kingussie in the north of the park.

Trains from Glasgow and Edinburgh also stop at a number of locations in the Cairngorms including Dalwhinnie, Newtonmore and Carrbridge. Rail travel from London to the Cairngorms takes over seven hours, but takes in a picturesque route.

For more information and/or to check train times and prices visit: scotrail.com/nationalrail.co.uk.

Travel to Cairngorms by plane

The closest airport to the Cairngorms is Inverness, which connects with many cities in the UK and Ireland. Drive time from Inverness to Aviemore is around 45 minutes.

For more information and to check flight times and prices visit: www.invernessairport.co.uk.

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