Aviemore funicular railway
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Aviemore funicular railway

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Aviemore: Getting there and around

Getting there and around

Getting there

Nearest airports: Inverness Airport (INV); Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ); Dundee Airport (DND); Edinburgh Airport (EDI).

Distances to resort: 48km (29 miles); 150km (93 miles); 175km (108 miles); 205km (127 miles) respectively.

Driving time: 45 minutes; 2 hours 5 minutes; 2 hours 10 minutes; 2 hours 30 minutes respectively.

Aviemore also has a railway station and is located on the East Coast rail line with direct services from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and cities in England on the East and West Coast Main Lines between London and Scotland. Trains from London King’s Cross take about seven hours to reach the resort; while overnight sleeper trains from London Euston take around 11 hours.

Getting around

A ski bus service links Aviemore town to the ski slopes in about 20 minutes. For those with their own transport, there is a large car park at the base of the funicular lift and on busy days an overflow car park below, which is linked by a free shuttle bus.

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