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Getting around Scotland

Rail


Scotland has an extensive rail system that connects most of the major towns and cities. Scotrail, Virgin and East Coast are the best companies that have extensive links through out Scotland and the UK. This is probably the way and most comfortable way to get around the country. For more information on these companies go to www.scotrail.co.uk, www.virgintrains.co.uk and www.eastcoast.co.uk

 

Bus


Scotland has an extensive bus system that connects all the major towns and cities, in Scotland throughout the UK. The two best companies to book with are Megabus and National Express as they have an excellent network that links all the towns and cities in the country. For more information on Megabus and National Express go to www.megabus.com and www.nationalexpress.com

 

Ferry


The two main ferry companies that operate between the mainland and the Scottish islands are Caledonian MacBrayne, which operates the largest network of ferries on the river Clyde and west coast, serving many islands including the Inner and Outer Hebrides. Also, Northlink Ferries, which operates services to the Orkneys and Shetlands from Aberdeen. For more information go to www.calmac.co.uk and www.northlinkferries.co.uk

Internationally the two main ferry companies are P&O Irish Sea, which has ferry services between Cairnryan and Larne up to 12 times a day. Also, Stena Line, which offer jet boat services from Stanraer to Belfast which take around 1 hour. For more information go to www.poirishsea.com and www.stenaline.com

 

 

 

 

 



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