Festival Transport

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 at participating Festival Information Points for just £3.50. They have a face value of £5.00 that can be used towards payment of a taxi fare with one of the many participating taxi companies listed below. Any number of vouchers can be used per trip together with cash. Each voucher is worth £5.00 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 following taxi operators: 

Central Speyside 

01340 871 217                                           Aberlour CU There Taxis
07725 995 277                                           Tawse Taxis
07766 301 838                                           Dufftown Taxis 

Elgin

01343 546 546                                           C & R Taxis
01343 813 521                                           Alec Logan Minibus Hire
01343 542 828                                           Guvnors Taxis & Tours 
07847 132 750                                           MacDonald Taxis
07766 733 222                                           Ally's Taxi  

Fochabers

01343 820 820                                           Ace Taxis 

Lossiemouth

01343 815 815                                          Scott Cabs

Forres

01309 673 168                                           Mundole Taxis

Aviemore

01479 811 111                                           Aviemore Taxis
01479 811 520                                           JGA's Taxi

Grantown-on-Spey

01479 872 442 & 07821 111 925            Lindsay Jack
01479 851 375                                          Johny's

Huntly

01466 794 949                                          Deveron Taxis

Keith

01542 880 399                                          DG Taxis

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 Voucher £5 Face Value (max 5 per person)
    • £3.50

Getting Around

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 for 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.

Stagecoach Buses

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

Day tickets for the Moray 36 service can be purchased at a special price of £3.00 by showing a Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival e-ticket.

Please find a link to the Festival Stagecoach timetables here. The Whisky Trail 36 bus will run throughout the Festival, using the Saturday timetable on Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st May.

North Scotland

Festival Transport Share Scheme

If you're staying in the same town, village or hotel or attending the same events, our Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Transport Share Scheme page helps you link up with other whisky-loving festival-goers to allow you to share journeys (and costs!) around Speyside.

Private Hire

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

Speyside Executive Hire
A C D Executive 
Moray Firth Tours
Speyside Whisky Tours
Bygone Drives

The Macallan Complementary Mini Bus Service

The Macallan will be offering a complimentary mini bus service that will run from 09.30 - 17:00 daily throughout the Festival.

The mini buses will pick up at Dufftown square and Aberlour square only (there will be signs to mark the pickup point), every hour on the half hour travelling to The Macallan distillery visitor centre. The mini buses will pick up from The Macallan distillery visitor centre, every hour on the hour travelling back to Aberlour and Dufftown (two separate buses).

Each mini bus can only take a maximum for 8 people at a time, and this will be offered strictly on a first come first serve basis.

Please do not buy tickets online, as tickets will not be redeemed by the mini bus drivers - the tickets are on the Festival website for information purposes only. Please note that if you do buy tickets via the Festival website, they will not be valid and the drivers cannot guarantee pick up.

The Macallan visitor centre look forward to welcoming guests throughout the Festival, whether they are booked on one of our tours, or looking to come and enjoy a complimentary "dram of the day" in their shop.

Thursday 27th April - Monday 1st May

09.30 Collection from Dufftown and Aberlour and travelling to The Macallan - arriving before 10:00 (one bus leaving from Dufftown and one bus leaving from Aberlour)

10:00 Collection from The Macallan and travelling to Dufftown and Aberlour - arriving before 10.30am (two buses leaving from Macallan, one for Dufftown and one for Aberlour)

10.30am Collection from Dufftown and Aberlour and travelling to Macallan - arriving before 11am (one bus leaving from Dufftown and one bus leaving from Aberlour)

11am Collection from Macallan and travelling to Dufftown and Aberlour - arriving before 11.30am (two buses leaving from Macallan, one for Dufftown and one for Aberlour)

11.30am Collection from Dufftown and Aberlour and travelling to Macallan - arriving before 12pm (one bus leaving from Dufftown and one bus leaving from Aberlour)

12pm Collection from Macallan and travelling to Dufftown and Aberlour - arriving before 12.30pm (two buses leaving from Macallan, one for Dufftown and one for Aberlour)

12.30pm Collection from Dufftown and Aberlour and travelling to Macallan - arriving before 1pm (one bus leaving from Dufftown and one bus leaving from Aberlour)

1pm Collection from Macallan and travelling to Dufftown and Aberlour - arriving before 1.30pm (two buses leaving from Macallan, one for Dufftown and one for Aberlour)

1.30pm Collection from Dufftown and Aberlour and travelling to Macallan - arriving before 2pm (one bus leaving from Dufftown and one bus leaving from Aberlour)

2pm Collection from Macallan and travelling to Dufftown and Aberlour - arriving before 2.30pm (two buses leaving from Macallan, one for Dufftown and one for Aberlour)

2.30pm Collection from Dufftown and Aberlour and travelling to Macallan - arriving before 3pm (one bus leaving from Dufftown and one bus leaving from Aberlour)

3pm Collection from Macallan and travelling to Dufftown and Aberlour - arriving before 3.30pm (two buses leaving from Macallan, one for Dufftown and one for Aberlour)

3.30pm Collection from Dufftown and Aberlour and travelling to Macallan - arriving before 4pm (one bus leaving from Dufftown and one bus leaving from Aberlour

4pm Collection from Macallan and travelling to Dufftown and Aberlour - arriving before 4.30pm (two buses leaving from Macallan, one for Dufftown and one for Aberlour

4.30pm Collection from Dufftown and Aberlour and travelling to Macallan - arriving before 5pm (one bus leaving from Dufftown and one bus leaving from Aberlour

5pm Collection from Macallan and travelling to Dufftown and Aberlour - arriving before 5.30pm (two buses leaving from Macallan, one for Dufftown and one for Aberlour

6pm Collection from Macallan and travelling to Dufftown and Aberlour - arriving before 6.30pm (two buses leaving from Macallan, one for Dufftown and one for Aberlour)

(The Sunday mini bus service will begin at 10.30am, rather than 09.30am).

Please note that The Macallan and Tawse taxis will not be held responsible for any guests who miss the complimentary mini bus service and end up running late for a tour.

The Sunday mini bus service will begin at 10.30am, rather than 09.30am.

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