How Do You Travel to Scotland?


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Travel to Scotland by flying direct from the United States to Edinburgh or Glasgow, or by flying to any airport in England and Wales and traveling on to Scotland by rail or road or air. Alternatively, fly to Belfast in Northern Ireland and travel by ferry to Stranrear.

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How Do You Travel to Scotland?
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Airlines that fly direct to Scotland from a number of cities across the United States include American Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways. Visit travel sites such as Kayak.com or Orbitz.com to use their flight-search tool to find a flight from a convenient airport to Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is just over 400 miles north of England's capital city, London. If you fly into a London airport, you can hire a car to drive to Scotland, take a short regional flight to a number of Scottish airports, or catch a train. The train from London's King's Cross station to Edinburgh takes between four and five hours. A sleeper train from Euston station to Fort William, in the middle of the Scottish Highlands, takes 13 hours. Other destinations throughout Scotland are available.

Visitors on a budget can travel from their arrival airport to Scotland on a National Express Coach or a Megabus.

Visitors to Northern Ireland can travel by ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan, a Scottish port located about 80 miles from Glasgow.

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