Braemar is in Aberdeenshire, around 58 miles (93 km) west of Aberdeen, and a similar distance from Dundee and Perth in the south.
Please consult maps for accurate routes.
Directions from Inverness/Aviemore
From Inverness bear south on the A9 signposted Aviemore. By Carrbridge turn left onto the A938 and head into Grantown on Spey. At Grantown turn right onto the A939 and follow this road through Tomintoul and Cock Bridge into Ballater. Almost at Ballater turn right onto the A93 signposted Braemar
Directions from Glasgow
From Glasgow head East on the M8 turning off at junction 13 onto the M80, signposted Stirling and Cumbernauld. Follow the M80 until it merges with North bound M9 just outside Stirling. M9 North turns into the A9 outside Perth. Once in Perth follow the signs for Blairgowrie and the A93. Continue on the A93 up and past the Glenshee ski centre dropping down to Braemar on the far side.
Directions from Edinburgh
From Edinburgh head North on the A90 across the Forth Road Bridge. The A90 turns into the M90 which should be followed to Perth coming off at junction 11 onto the A93. Follow the signs for Blairgowrie. Continue on the A93 up and past the Glenshee ski centre dropping down to Braemar on the far side.
Directions from Aberdeen
From Aberdeen follow the signs labelled “Deeside” and A93. Follow the A93 through Banchory, Aboyne, and Ballater until you reach Braemar.
Directions from St.Andrews/Dundee
From Dundee follow the signs to the A923 to Coupar Angus and continue on this road to Blairgowrie. At Blairgowrie follow the A93 signposted to Glenshee and Braemar. Braemar is about 10 miles beyond Glenshee ski centre.
Airports convenient for Braemar include:
- Aberdeen (Dyce).Approximately 60miles/100km east of Braemar
- Edinburgh. Approximately 90miles/150km south of Braemar
- Inverness. Approximately 80miles/130km north of Braemar
Of these, only Aberdeen has a regular bus service. A change in Aberdeen city is required.
The nearest train is Pitlochry (40miles/65km). There is no connecting bus service nor car hire in Pitlochry, so the station of choice is Aberdeen (60miles/100km) east of Braemar. There is a regular bus service from the bus station located beside Aberdeen train station Stagecoach service number 201. For the current timetable please see this link
There is a regular bus service which connects Braemar with Aberdeen, stopping at all Deeside villages en route. Stagecoach service number 201. For the current timetable please see this link
Braemar does not currently support a taxi service. The nearest is Ballater Taxis Tel. 013397 55548 (approx 17miles/27km)