Aviemore, on the main Inverness-Edinburgh rail line, is the area's major transportation hub. For rail schedules in Aviemore, call tel. 01479/810-221. Some eight trains a day from Inverness pass through (trip time: 30-45 min.), at £9.70 to £16 one-way. Twelve trains per day also arrive from Glasgow or Edinburgh. Trip time from each city is 3 hours, and a one-way ticket from either is £47.
Aviemore is on the main Inverness-Edinburgh bus line, with frequent service. The trip from Edinburgh takes about 3 hours (for schedules, call tel. 08705/505050, or visit www.citylink.co.uk) and costs £21. Frequent buses throughout the day also arrive from Inverness (trip time: 40 min.).
If you're driving from Edinburgh, after crossing the Forth Bridge Road, take M90 to Perth, and then continue the rest of the way along A9 into Aviemore.
The Highlands of Scotland Tourist Office (Aviemore branch) is on Grampian Road (tel. 01479/810-363; www.visitaviemore.co.uk). June to August, it's open Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm, Saturday 9am to 6pm, and Sunday 10am to 5pm; September to May, hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.