Travelling to Scotland

We work closely with Scotland's tourist agency to help you plan your travel. This page has brief details with maps and relevant links, but for fuller information we suggest you go to the main VisitScotland web site, or ring its Call centre on 0845 225 5121

By air

There are direct flights from the USA and Canada to Edinburgh and Glasgow, and from Dubai to Glasgow.

European flights serve Edinburgh, Glasgow, Prestwick, Inverness and Aberdeen. Each of these airports also has flights from London, as do Dundee and Stornoway.

Internal flights to other domestic airports are shown on the map.

By train

The rail network serves all major towns and cities. For more details refer to the map or visit the following links:
First ScotRail - internal Scottish routes & sleepers from London to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fort William and some stations en route
National Express East Coast - east coast line linking Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow and some intermediate stations to London
Virgin Trains - west coast line linking Glasgow and some intermediate stations to London
CrossCountry - CrossCountry routes from Glasgow and Edinburgh with some intermediate stations to the south and south west of England

By ferry

International ferry terminals are located at Rosyth (from Belgium) and Stranraer (from Northern Ireland) and there are numerous domestic terminals serving the islands. For more details refer to the map or visit the following links:
CalMac - West Coast & Clyde
Northlink - Orkney & Shetlands
Pentland Ferries - Orkney
Stena - Northern Ireland
P&O - Northern Ireland

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Car hire

To facilitate your onward travel you can arrange car hire from a number of companies in Scotland, including National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car.