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Car Parking

Car Parking at Cairngorm Mountain

At 635m high, Cairngorm Mountain is one of the easiest and most popular access points into the Cairngorms National Park. We are just a short drive from Aviemore with stunning views along the way. 

Coire Cas Car Park

The main car park area for visitors to Cairngorm Mountain is at the base of Coire Cas with space for over 400 cars including accessible, and oversized spaces ideal for larger vehicles. From here it is a short walk to our facilities and activities. 

Car Parking Charges from Friday 17th May 2024Car Park at Cairngorm Mountain

  • Up to 20 mins. FREE
  • Standard day £3.00 (up to 8 hrs, between 06:00 – 23:59)
  • Extended day £5.00 (up to 18 hrs, between 06:00 – 23:59)
  • Overnight £25.00 (anytime, between 00:00 – 05:59)
  • Blue Badge holders FREE
  • Motorhomes & campervans: for overnight parking use our dedicated park.
  • Hill walkers: use our dedicated hill walkers car park or apply in advance for a £5 overnight rate in our main car park. Proof of vehicle must be provided (no campers or motorohomes allowed).

Please pay at the payment machine at the Base Station (cards only), or via QR code before you exit. For Blue Badge holders pop into our Ticket Office with your Blue Badge for free parking.

For regular, local* visitors please contact the Ticket Office for our £20 Summer Parking Permit providing unlimited visits into our car park during 2024. This offer is restricted to the following postcodes: PH19 through to PH26. Pop in or call us on 01479 861261. 

Car park at Cairngorm Mountain

Parking over the winter season is free. Income received will help offset the significant cost of a new upgrading of the main car park, currently nearing completion. During the winter season you can provide a donation and you’ll find donation boxes around the car park and you can also donate in The Mountain Shop.

Parking is on a first come first serve basis, and we cannot guarantee there will be spaces especially during peak times. Please ensure you arrive early to avoid disappointment, once full we will operate a 1 in, 1 out policy. We ask that during the winter months all hillwalkers and climbers accessing the Northern Corries path to use the lower level parking to allow for our snowsports customers space in the upper level.  

Coire na Ciste Car Park

Parking is also available at Coire na Ciste. This is now a common parking location for mountaineers throughout the year as well as a popular stopover site for campervan and motorhome users.

In the winter it is utilised as overflow parking with a shuttle bus operating to get visitors up to the slopes during peak times.

Our newly developed aire ‘The Cairngorm Motorhome Site’ and it’s facilities are available here from May until October, you can find out all about it here.

Please note: Cairngorm Mountain (Scotland) Limited car parks are used at the vehicle owners own risk and we accept no liability for any loss or damage to vehicles or their contents.

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Book Your Cairngorm Mountain Experience

We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment, especially during busy holiday periods. 

Tubing Park

Open during school holidays and weekends. Book tickets online or choose a gift voucher, valid for 12 months. 


Mountain Biking

Open during school holidays and weekends. Choose from morning, afternoon or full day tickets.


Motorhome Site

Book an overnight stay or longer with stunning views down to Loch Morlich. Open May – October.