Scotland Transport Guide

Ready to explore Scotland? There are plenty of transport options that’ll get you around the cities, towns, islands and countryside of Scotland including trains, buses, ferries, taxis, hire cars and bicycles.

How to get around Scotland

Long-distance bus is probably the most affordable way to get around Scotland with a few UK and local companies offering regular services. Train travel is a little more expensive, but it’s much faster and more comfortable, so it’s well worth it if you are travelling a lot within Scotland and Britain. Flights are also available if you are really crunched for time or want a quick trip to the islands. To visit the Scottish islands, Skye is linked by road but you can also take a ferry or boat to most island locations in the Inner and Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland Islands. If you want to make your own way around and see the stunning scenery in remote areas up close, you can also hire a car or motorcycle easily. In the major cities, Glasgow and Edinburgh have an extensive public transport system with metro, bus and train as well as taxi services.