Getting Here


Speyside is well situated for both Inverness Airport and Aberdeen International Airport, which are approximately 44 and 59 miles respectively from central Speyside.

Scheduled flights operate between Inverness and Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, London Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton, Belfast City, Dublin, Amsterdam and more.

Aberdeen International connects the North-East to many European cities. For a full list, click here.

Both Glasgow Airport and Edinburgh Airport connect to many worldwide destinations. For a full list, click here for routes to Glasgow or here for routes to Edinburgh.

Car hire can be arranged from both airports. Click here for more information about car hire from Inverness Airport or here for hiring a car from Aberdeen International.


ScotRail, Scotland's national railway service, connects Speyside to Inverness, Aberdeen and beyond. The nearest stations to Speyside are Aviemore, Keith and Elgin.

For all timetables and routes, up-to-date journey information and to book tickets or travel passes, visit the ScotRail website at the link above.


Stagecoach North Scotland are a Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival transport partner. Buses will be running on the ‘Whisky Trail’ Service 36 (Elgin, Rothes, Craigellachie, Aberlour and Dufftown) Service 34/34X (Aviemore to Grantown-on-Spey) and Service 10 (Inverness, Nairn, Forres, Elgin, Huntly, Inverurie, Aberdeen) throughout the Festival.

Service 36 connects Elgin, Rothes, Craigellachie, Aberlour and Dufftown - homes to the most famous malt whisky distilleries in Scotland. Enjoy the views and a dram or two and let Stagecoach take care of the driving.

Service 10 connects Aberdeen to Inverness with stops in Fores, Elgin and Keith proving firm favourites with whisky fans thanks to Benromach, Strathisla and Strathmil along the way.

Call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33* for up-to-date timetable information. For further information about this service, click here*.

For full details & up to date timetable, please visit and search for ‘The Whisky Trail’.

Citylink bus service connects Edinburgh and Glasgow to Inverness and Aberdeen.


Speyside may be in the North-East but we're just a drive away from Scotland's major cities:

Inverness: 56 miles (90 kilometres), 1 hour 23 minutes

Aberdeen: 62 miles (100 kilometres), 1 hour 26 minutes

Dundee: 127 miles (204 kilometres), 2 hours 54 minutes

Edinburgh: 160 miles (257 kilometres), 3 hours 37 minutes

Glasgow: 175 miles (282 kilometres), 3 hours 50 minutes

The AA provide a useful Route Planner.

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