Getting to Scotland
Scotland has 5 International Airports:
Based on the outskirts of Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh Airport is rapidly becoming the country’s’ busiest airport. Serviced by all the main regular and low cost
airlines the airport is ideal for visiting Scotland. Best for St Cuthbert’s Way, Annandale Way and West Highland Way. Edinburgh Airport Destinations Click Here.
Based on the outskirts of Scotland’s largest city Glasgow Airport is serviced by all the main regular and low cost airlines the airport is ideal for visiting Scotland. Closest Airport for West Highland Way and also best for Arran Coastal Way, Rob Roy Way. Glasgow Airport Destinations Click Here.
Based South of Glasgow Prestwick Airport’s main carrier is Ryanair though other carriers also use the airport. Many travellers only find out on arrival that Prestwick is not in or near Glasgow though there is a regular train service that takes 45 minutes to reach Glasgow City Centre. Best for West Highland Way, Arran Coastal Way, Rob Roy Way and Annandale Way. Prestwick Airport Destinations Click Here.
Based on the edge the capital city of the Highlands Inverness Airport is serviced by all the main regular and low cost airlines the airport is ideal for visiting Highland Scotland. Flybe, Easyjet, Lufthansa (Dusseldorf) & Falcon Travel (Zurich). Flybe services the Highland’s & Islands, UK and Amsterdam. Easyjet covers Bristol, Gatwick & Luton. Best for Great Glen Way, Walk Loch Ness 360, Speyside Way & East Highland Way. Inverness Airport Destinations Click Here.
A busy regional airport servicing the tourists and the North Sea Oil Industry. Best For Speyside Way. Aberdeen Airport Destination Click Here.
Scotland has many smaller airports including Dundee and the Highlands & Islands. Notably Barra Airport which boasts the only beach runway in the world for scheduled flights. Its cockle shell beach landing strip has been called the best and the scariest landing spot on the globe!
DFDS run a ferry service between Amsterdam & Newcastle and there are good rail and bus links between Scotland & Newcastle. DFDS Website.
Travel within the UK to Scotland
Scotland is easily accessible from all parts of the UK and Ireland and the links below can help you plan your travel.
See above links by airport. The best airports for the different walks are Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Prestwick.
British Airways: http://www.britishairways.com
By Rail, Coach & Bus
Please use the Traveline website to plan your train & bus travel:
Traveline UK: http://traveline.info/
Traveline Scotland: www.travelinescotland.com
Scotland has a network of motorways, ‘A’ class roads and minor roads including many single track roads with passing places in the highlands.
Use Google Maps to help plan your journey: http://maps.google.co.uk
Useful Travel Links:
Plan your rail travel and buy tickets UK: www.nationalrail.co.uk
Plan your rail travel and buy tickets Scotland: www.scotrail.co.uk
Please note that ScotRail tickets can be pre purchased and collected at a Scottish station of your choice – see website for details.
Plan your coach travel and buy tickets UK:
http://www.citylink.co.uk – best for travelling north in Scotland
http://www.nationalexpress.com – coach travel
http://www.stagecoachbus.com – local bus services, Traveline Scotland has details of other bus operators
http://www.calmac.co.uk/ – ferry operator to Scotland’s Islands.