Ballater travel guide

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You're Going to Love Ballater

With a population of 1,550, Ballater is a must-see destination in Scotland, United Kingdom.

When to visit Ballater

Ballater in July
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Ballater in July
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Ballater


Although Ballater doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Aberdeen Airport (ABZ), which is located 53 km from Ballater. The shortest flight to Ballater from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 35h 05m.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Ballater, followed by LNER. The train journey from Ballater to Edinburgh takes 2h 22m and costs around $27 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about $136 for a 6h 57m trip.


Another option to get to Ballater is to pick up a car hire from Edinburgh, which is about 122 km from Ballater. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Alamo, among others, in Edinburgh.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Ballater, including Megabus, FlixBus and Scottish Citylink. From Edinburgh, the bus ride to Ballater takes 280 km and will cost you around $23. From Glasgow, the ticket costs about $20 for a journey of 322 km.

Airports near Ballater

Airlines serving Ballater

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British Airways
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Where to stay in popular areas of Ballater

Hiring a car in Ballater

Expect to pay $2.95 per litre in Ballater (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $35.39 and $47.19.