Getting Here

Planning Your Visit to Cairngorm Mountain? Learn More About Getting Here

Cairngorm Mountain is located in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. There are various ways of getting here throughout the year and its central location within the country makes it one of the easiest mountain resorts to visit whether you are planning to travel by car, bus, train or even bicycle.

By Car

Located less than 10 miles from Aviemore, getting here by car is one of the most flexible options for visitors staying in the local area.

Travelling up from Glasgow or Edinburgh in the south takes approximately 2.5 hours, Inverness to the north is around 1 hours drive.

  • Information on car parking at Cairngorm Mountain can be found here.
  • Live traffic information can be found here.
  • Please be considerate of the environment and car share where possible.
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By Bus or Train

The Aviemore area is well connected to transport networks across the UK making travel by bus or train and fantastic way to visit Cairngorm Mountain.

With CityLink busses and multiple trains passing through on the Highland main line, Aviemore is easy to get to on public transport. The local Stagecoach 37 bus runs regularly between Aviemore and the mountain resort.

  • Find information on the Aviemore train station here.
  • See the 37 Stagecoach bus timetable here. 
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By Bicycle

Out with the snowier months there are a variety of bicycle routes to Cairngorm Mountain from Aviemore, the epic hill road climb is a challenge many enjoy conquering.

Starting from Aviemore you have the choice of using the ski road (for the skinny tyres) or the Old Logging Way (parallel to the ski road) for gravel and mountain bikes to Glenmore. The climb starts from the Snow Gate at Glenmore with an average gradient of 9% and steepest gradient of 17% for 5.3 kilometres with a height gain of 300 metres. Bike parking is available near the base station. Remember to reward yourself with a delicious cake in our Cairngorm Cafe.

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Book Your Cairngorm Mountain Experience

It is essential to book in advance of your visit to Cairngorm Mountain. Please note that we may have to reduce the number of sales depending on snow cover and available uplift. Season pass holders do not need to book in advance.

Lift Passes

Lift passes can be booked through our web-shop. If you also require equipment rental this can be organised on the day.

Book Passes


You are also able to book tubing online, please bring your digital tickets with you.