Festival Travel Options

Festival Taxi Vouchers

The Festival promotes responsible drinking and we are delighted to provide subsidised transport to help visitors get around this rural area.  

The taxi vouchers are excellent value, and can be bought online, or at the Festival Information Hubs, for just £3.50.  They have a face value of £5 that can be used towards payment of a taxi fare with one of the many participating taxi companies listed.  Any number of vouchers can be used per trip together with cash.  Each voucher is worth £5 towards a taxi trip but no change will be given if the value of the voucher exceeds the price of the taxi fare.  All travel arrangements should be made directly with the taxi operators.

There are limited amounts of vouchers available and we ask that you limit your purchase to 5 per person so that more people can enjoy discounted travel.

Taxi vouchers ordered online are posted by mail to a UK address or can be collected at a Festival Information Hub.  

Buses to Festival Ceilidhs

Opening Ceilidh                                  Closing Ceilidh
Dufftown Square          18.00           Dufftown Square             18.15 
Aberlour Square           18:15           Aberlour Square             18.30
Craigellachie Hotel       18:25           Craigellachie Hotel         18:40
Rothes Square              18:35           Rothes Square                18:50
Glen Moray, Elgin         19.00           Laichmoray Hotel, Elgin 19:15
Return midnight                               Return midnight


    • Taxi Voucher £5 Face Value (max 5 per person)
    • £3.50
    • Opening Ceilidh Bus 30th April 2015
    • £10.00
    • Closing Ceilidh Bus Sunday 3rd May
    • £10.00

Getting Around

Speyside is BIG! It has to be to accommodate over 50 fantastic distilleries and one of the unique features of the Festival is traveling around events, with other Festival goers, sharing experiences and recommendations on the best drams of the day.

To make it easier we have a dedicated transport network and the option of buying the transport ticket that works best for you.  Whether you are staying for one day or the whole festival we have it covered.  Working in partnership with public transport providers you can use your Festival transport tickets not only on Festival buses but on certain routes throughout Speyside.

Public Transport

Stagecoach North Scotland are a Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival transport partner. Buses will be running on the 'Whisky Trail' route 36 (Elgin, Rothes, Craigellachie, Aberlour and Dufftown) and route 34 (Aviemore to Grantown-on-Spey) throughout the Festival.

Day tickets can be purchased at a special price of £3.00 and a weekend ticket (Friday 1st May - Sunday 3rd May) at £10.00 per person, by showing a Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival booking confirmation. 

Please find a link to all Stagecoach timetables here. The Whisky Trail 36 bus will run throughout the Festival, using the Saturday timetable on Sunday 3rd May and Monday 4th May 2015.

North Scotland

Timetables for the public train service Scotrail, can be found here but no trip to the Festival is complete without a ride on the Keith Dufftown Steam Railway.

Private Hire

From hiring a mini bus to hiring a driver, our members offer a first class experience:

Maynes Coaches
Moray Prestige Tours
Speyside Whisky Tours
Speyside Executive Hire

For a list of Speyside taxi firms, please refer to the Moray Transport Guide below.

Download timetables

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