Travelling to Scotland by Air
International flights land at Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Prestwick Airports. If you can't find a direct one consider using a hub airport like Manchester or Amsterdam. Glasgow and Edinburgh are most convenient for reaching Stirling, being 1-1½ hour's journey away. All the airports have an airport bus service to link to their city, from where there is a range of bus and rail connections to Stirling.
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Travelling to Scotland by Eurotunnel
There are direct Eurostar trains to London from Brussels and Paris. From London there are numerous day time rail links to Glasgow or Edinburgh, taking around 5 hours. Sleeper journeys are available overnight. Some rail links are direct to Stirling. Check out Scotrail or The Trainline.
Travelling to Scotland by Ferry
Ferries from Amsterdam operate to Newcastle, in the north east of England. Check out DFDS and then The Trainline for links by train to Glasgow. From Larne (N.Ireland) ferries operate to Troon. The latter is nearer. Check P&O Ferries and then The Trainline for links by train to Glasgow.
Travelling to Scotland by Rail
Stirling is well served by trains from most parts of Scotland including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Inverness and Aberdeen. Some cross border trains from England also stop at Stirling, otherwise change at Edinburgh or Glasgow. If changing in Glasgow, it will probably be necessary to transfer from Glasgow Central to Glasgow Queen Street station. National Rail Enquiries can be accessed on The Trainline or Scotrail web sites.
Rail from Glasgow Queen Street
Trains depart from Queen Street station 3 times per hour and the journey time varies between 25 and 40 minutes depending on which train is taken. On Sundays services are less frequent and start later.
Rail from Edinburgh Waverley or Haymarket
Trains depart from both Waverley and Haymarket stations every 30 minutes and the journey takes 50-55 minutes. On Sundays services are less frequent and start later.
Travelling to Scotland by Bus
Citylink, National Express and Megabus, amongst others, operate long distance bus services to Stirling from a variety of locations around the UK. Stirling bus station is 2 minutes walk away from the railway station. For detailed information on travelling by public transport to Scotland try Traveline Scotland.
Travelling to Scotland is easy, you can travel here easily from many overseas locations, the rest of the UK and Europe.You can travel to Scotland by road, rail, ferry and air. We've suggested some carriers below;