Travelling to the Banffshire Coast by car will remind you of the pleasures of driving. Don’t expect to get here in a hurry; you will not find any motorways or dual-carriageways once you have left the cities behind. Instead, consider the last part of your journey the start of your holiday. Relax and enjoy the undulating roads and open countryside leading to your first glimpse of the sea.
The Banffshire Coast can be reached from the south via Aberdeen (approximately 55 miles, 1 ½ hours, A947 to Banff) or from the north via Inverness (approximately 70 miles, 1 hour 40 minutes, A96 to Fochabers, then A98 to Banff).
The nearest airports are Aberdeen and Inverness, both within easy driving distance of the Banffshire Coast. The airports have direct flights from many UK and European destinations. Full information on air travel can be found at:
- www.aberdeenairport.com or by calling: 0870 040 0006
- www.invernessairport.com or by calling: 01667 464 000
Local car hire is readily available from Aberdeen and Inverness. Listings of hire car companies can be found at:
- www.yell.com or by calling: 118247
Regular bus services run to Banff from Aberdeen and Inverness. Full information on bus times and routes can be found at:
- www. stagecoachbus. com or by calling Traveline: 0871 200 2233
The nearest railway stations are Aberdeen and Huntly. Full information on train times can be found at:
- www.firstgroup.com/scotrail or by calling National Rail Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50