From Aberdeen

  • Aberdeen airport (ABZ) has regular flights from the main hubs in Europe (Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam etc.) and the UK (London, Manchester, Birmingham etc. ). From March 9, 2016, Iceland Air will operate four times weekly (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday) between Aberdeen and Reykjavik, which is a gateway to North America (Boston, New York, Toronto, Seattle etc.)

  • Distance from airport to Aviemore: 142 km by road
  • Travel options:
    • Train: Regular trains from central Aberdeen to Inverness, then Inverness to Aviemore. However, a bus or taxi is required from Aberdeen airport to the central railway station. Total transit time is likely to be of the order of 4 hours or more. Due to its complexity and traveltime, we don't recommend this route.
    • Car: Hire cars from most major companies are available at Aberdeen airport. Drive time is around 2 hours.
    • Bus: A conference bus will provide transport between Aberdeen and the conference centre. It will depart from outside the Sir Duncan Rice library, University of Aberdeen, at 12.30pm and the Dyce International Airport at 1.30pm (on Sunday May 15). It will arrive at the conference centre at around 4 pm. It will return to Aberdeen on Friday May 20 (departing at 2pm). Estimated drop-off times at Dyce International Airport and the University of Aberdeen are 4.30pm and 5.00pm respectively. To use this option, you MUST tick the appropriate box in the on-line registration form.

 

From Inverness

  • Inverness airport (INV) has regular flights from several of the main hubs throughout the UK (London, Birmingham and Manchester), as well as Dublin and Amsterdam..
  • Distance from airport to Aviemore: 60 km by road
  • Travel options:
    • Train: There is a regular train service between Inverness and Aviemore, with a transit time of around 40 minutes. However, Inverness airport is located about 15 minutes taxi ride outside of Inverness. A regular bus service (30 minute intervals) also operates between Inverness airport and downtown Inverness.
    • Car: Hire cars from many major companies are available at Inverness airport. Drive time is around  50 minutes.
    • Bus: Regular buses run between Inverness airport and Inverness bus station, and Inverness bus station and Aviemore. Total transit time will be around 2 hours, depending on connections.

 

From Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh airport (EDI) is a major international airport which connects to many major European airports and UK airports. There are also several connections to North American cities (e.g. Toronto, New York, Chicago)
  • Distance from airport to Aviemore: 200 km
  • Travel options:
    • Train: Trains to Inverness (via Aviemore) stop at two stations in Edinburgh: Waverley and Haymarket. Waverley is the mainline station in central Edinburgh, whilst Haymarket is closer to the airport. There is no train station at the airport itself, but trams, buses and taxis provide a link to the rail network..
    • Car: Hire cars from most major companies are available at Edinburgh airport. Drive time is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
    • Bus: A regular bus service operates from downtown Edinburgh to Aviemore. Transit time (including bus from airport to downtown) is around 4 hours to 4 hours and 30 minutes.

 

 From Glasgow

  • Glasgow airport (GLA) is a major international hub which connects to many UK, European and North American cities.
  • Distance from airport to Aviemore: 240 km
  • Travel options:
    • Train: There is a regular service between Glasgow Queen St. and Inverness, which stops at Aviemore. A frequent bus service operates between this station and the airport. Note that Glasgow has several major train stations, but trains to Avimore only leave from Glasgow Queen St. Total transit time will be about 4 hours.
    • Car: Hire cars from most major companies are available at Edinburgh airport. Drive time is 3 hours.
    • Bus: A regular bus service runs from Buchanan Bus station to Inverness via Aviemore. Transit time, including a bus from the airport to the bus station, will be around 3 hours and 30 minutes.