Pitlochry Station is on the main rail line between London, Edinburgh and Inverness. Regular trains, and one overnight sleeper train, run through Pitlochry from London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness. Direct trains between London Kings Cross and Pitlochry run twice daily making London just over 6 hours away and with no changes required, no luggage restrictions and no airport security checks - why fly?!
Bring your bike on the train
British train companies are happy for you to bring your bike with you but most now ask you to BOOK IN ADVANCE so that they can be sure that there is enough space on the train.
Accessibility at Pitlochry Station
The station at Pitlochry has a bridge that can be difficult to negotiate for visitors with disabilities. Scotrail will make sure that you have all the assistance you require if you contact them in advance. It takes around 15-20 minutes to walk to Atholl Palace Hotel from the train station. Please bear in mind it's an uphill walk!
Pitlochry is served by all major coach operators, services run daily from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Perth. See www.citylinkonlinesales.co.uk for further information. Over 65's travel free within Scotland so make the most of your bus pass! It takes around 10-15 minutes to walk to Atholl Palace Hotel from the bus stop. Please bear in mind it's an uphill walk!
Approaching Pitlochry from the South, take the A924 (signposted for Pitlochry) off the A9. After passing the Blair Athol distillery, on your right, continue under a railway bridge and turn right into the Atholl Palace entrance. From the north , take the A924 (signposted for Pitlochry) off the A9. The A924 is the main street through Pitlochry. Continue right through the town and turn sharp left just before the railway bridge.
The closest major airport is Edinburgh, at just over 1 hour away by car. It has services by over 50 airlines, including 200 flights to London daily, and regular direct services to Europe and New York. Dundee also has a small airport, about ¾ hours drive. Glasgow international is 1½ hours away and Prestwick 2 hours.
From Mainland Europe DFDS operate ferry services to Newcastle, less than 3 hours drive south of Pitlochry, from several parts of Northern Europe. From Ireland Stenaline operate ferries between Stranrear and Belfast and P&O Express sails between Larne and Cairnryan.