Guide to Moray Speyside

Travel to Moray Speyside

Moray Speyside is quite a straightforward area to travel to with good air links and transfer services especially from Inverness. There are a number of train services from the south (including Edinburgh and Glasgow) and you will have the option to travel either via Inverness or Aberdeen. Buses are also worth considering with Megabus services operating on similar  long distance routes to the train.

Both routes are well known for their scenery but the mainline route from Perth to Inverness is best known.

Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to Moray and Speyside however, Inverness Airport and Aberdeen Airport are fairly close.

Flights to Inverness

From Inverness airport it’s only 20 miles to Forres and 31 miles to Elgin. In effect Moray Speyside is an easy destination to travel to and Inverness is the local airport with efficient airport transfer options.

Fly direct to Inverness from Bristol, London Luton, London Gatwick, Manchester, Belfast, Edinburgh and Amsterdam.

Flights to Aberdeen

From Aberdeen airport it’s 45 miles to Keith and 62 miles to Elgin, Moray. Aberdeen Airport is busier than Inverness and can prove a useful alternative. British Airways operate a frequent shuttle service from London Heathrow.

Fly direct to Aberdeen from Dublin, London Luton, Birmingham, Belfast City, London Heathrow, Gatwick, Leeds, Exeter, Manchester, Humberside, Norwich, Bristol, Southampton, Durham Tees Valley and Newcastle.

Travel in Moray Speyside

Moray Buses

Buses are run by Stagecoach Bluebird. There is a frequent service (No.10 ), which runs between Inverness and Aberdeen along the A96. Local towns and villages are served by a number of buses from Elgin Bus Station.

Car Hire in Moray

Car hire is a popular option when visiting Moray, especially if you are exploring the Moray Firth and Speyside towns. Petrol prices are in line with the rest of the UK. Sat Nav works well in Moray and Speyside however there are areas where you may lose GPS so a road map is handy.

Most car rental companies have desks or meet and greet services in the two local airports of Inverness and Aberdeen. Some will even drop off and pick up your hire car at your hotel.

As with much of Scotland the roads can seem narrow and some minor roads are often single track with passing places. You won’t find motorways or dual carriageways in Moray and Speyside. Farm traffic is a common sight.

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