Getting Around Scotland

Getting Around in Scotland

The transport system in Scotland is modern and easily accessible for normal public. There are high quality roadways and railways links to the various parts of the country and most of them are managed by the Government of Scotland, Transport Scotland. Most of the places in Scotland are connected by public transport, but if one wishes to visit the remote places, it is better to hire a car. There are rental companies which provide cars on hire. For better understanding of the public transport in Scotland, there is a website Traveline Scotland.

Getting Around Scotland By Air

Scotland being a small country, it is not advisable to opt for air routes which travelling within the country as it is extremely expensive. But airways are always the fastest option of getting to any place. Most of the flights in Scotland are operated by Loganair and FlyBe. Popular air routes in Scotland are from Glasgow to Islay, Barra, Campbeltown, Benbecula, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands and Stornoway. There are also a few flights operating from the Edinburgh Airport.

Getting Around Scotland By Rail

Train is one of the best ways to commute within Scotland. ScotRail is the main operator that covers most of the part of the country. There are also inter city services operated by Virgin Trans East Coast and CrossCountry, with their final destinations in England. The main railway stations include the Aberdeen Station, Edinburgh Waverly Station, Glasgow Central Station, Glasgow Queen Street Station and Inverness Station.

Getting Around Scotland By Road

One can reach any part of the country in Scotland by road. It is also one of the best ways of exploring the landscape of the country. The conditions of the roads are also pretty good - making road journeys memorable. There are bus services within cities, which are generally the cheapest option of travelling in Scotland. The two major operators are the Scottish Citylink and Megabus. There are 19 routes by Scottish Citylink that covers cities like Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness, Stirling and Dundee. Megabus is a cheaper option of travelling. Other options include Stagecoach, First and Postbus.

Getting Around Scotland By Water

There are major ferry services that operate among the large islands. Caledonian MacBrayne, NorthLink Ferries, Pentland Ferries and Orkney Ferries are the major operators for the waterways.

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