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Travel to Scotland by road

The drive into Scotland is one of the most scenic in the UK, and is well worth the extra effort and time.

To get to Scotland from the east of the country, take the A1, which connects London with Edinburgh and offers fantastic coastal views around the Borders. If you’re travelling from the west, the M6 and M74 will both link you to Glasgow.

If you’re travelling to the east coast, both will deliver you to the M8 which will take you towards Edinburgh. Regular coaches are also available from most major cities.

To plan your journey we recommend using the AA Route Planner. For more information and to check for possible delays visit trafficscotland.org.

Travel to Scotland by train

Travelling by train can be a relaxing, speedy way to take in some of Scotland’s famous landscapes.

Virgin Trains operates a service from King’s Cross up the east coast of the UK several times a day, a journey rated one of the most picturesque in the country that can be taken all the way to Aberdeen.

Trains from Euston operate on the west coast and will take you to Glasgow, while CrossCountry services operate frequently each day should you need to get from East to West or vice versa. From Edinburgh and Glasgow it’s easy to get wherever you need to be in Scotland by rail.

For more information and to check train times and prices visit nationalrail.co.uk.

Travel to Scotland by plane

Home to six major and nine smaller airports, Scotland is extremely well-connected if you’re looking to travel by air.

By far the quickest way to get there, flights by major airlines run regularly – especially to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Most are closely connected with the towns and cities around them, making further travel convenient.

For more information and/or to check flight times and prices visit: scotland-info.co.uk/flights.htm.

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