Elgin travel guide

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You're Going to Love Elgin

With a population of 21,236, Elgin is a must-see destination in Scotland, United Kingdom.

Where to Eat in Elgin

If you’re looking for affordable options, Drouthy Cobbler (48a High Street) and Weavers Restaurant (Newmill) are great picks.

When to visit Elgin

Elgin in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Elgin in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Elgin


Although Elgin doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Inverness Airport (INV), which is located 44 km from Elgin.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Elgin, followed by LNER. The train journey from Elgin to Aberdeen takes 2h 16m and costs around $22 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Edinburgh, expect to pay about $103 for a 3h 37m trip. The train station in Elgin is called Elgin, and is located 11 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Elgin is to pick up a car hire from Edinburgh, which is about 189 km from Elgin. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Edinburgh.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Elgin, including Megabus, Scottish Citylink and Bus. From Edinburgh, the bus ride to Elgin takes 349 km and will cost you around $71. From Glasgow, the ticket costs about $32 for a journey of 351 km.

Airports near Elgin

Airlines serving Elgin

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British Airways
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Hiring a car in Elgin

Expect to pay $3.23 per litre in Elgin (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $38.71 and $51.61. The most frequently booked car type in Elgin is Economy (Opel Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Hyundai i10 or similar) is, on average, 69% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.