Reaching Scotland by Air

There are various European flights which fly to Scotland from almost all the major cities in the continent. Most people from other countries generally enter Scotland via London, Amsterdam, Paris or Frankfurt airports. The major airports in the city include the Aberdeen International Airport, Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport, Glasgow Prestwick International Airport, Inverness Airport and Dundee Airport. The major airlines that fly to Scotland are British Airways, Eastern Airways, Flybe, Easyjet and Virgin Atlantic.

Reaching Scotland by Bus

The cheapest option of reaching Scotland from England is by taking bus and coach services. But the journey takes the longest time and is not very comfortable either. The main operator of the bus service is the National Express which runs from all the major cities in UK to Glasgow or Edinburgh. There are direct services from Blackpool to Glasgow by Citylink operators and Megabus has services to Scotland from other major cities in England.

Reaching Scotland by Rail

The railway system in Scotland is integrated with the England railway system and together, it forms the National Rail System. It is connected to cities in England along the East Coast and West Coast lines. Scotland can be easily reached from England by train. There are five trains operating during the day between Scotland and England: Virgins Trains East Coast, Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, Transpennine Express and ScotRail. There are also two Caledonian sleeper trains that connect Scotland and England. Tourists can get Scottish Rail passes in order to get discounted tickets.

Reaching Scotland by Road

M74/A74 is the major highway that links Scotland to England by road. It runs from Glasgow to Carlisle, the northern border of England. The North Eastern part of England is linked to Edinburgh by A1 road links. Travelling by car is possible, but it is always better if one takes public transport to reach Scotland.

Reaching Scotland by Water

Scotland is easily accessible by boats and ferries as well. DFDS Seaways runs ferry services from Amsterdam to New Castle and from there one can take a train to Scotland. There are three operators that connect Northern Ireland to Scotland, Stena Line, P&O Irish Sea and the Kintyre Express.

Reaching Scotland from India

There are no direct flights from any Indian city to Scotland. Some flights fly from Mumbai to Edinburgh with one or two stops. Major airline operators include British Airways and connecting flights of Air India.

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