Gretna travel guide

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You're Going to Love Gretna

With a population of 3,040, Gretna is a must-see destination in Scotland, United Kingdom.

When to visit Gretna

Gretna in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Gretna in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Gretna


When flying to Gretna, you’ll arrive at Carlisle Lake District (CAX), which is located 18 km from the city centre.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Gretna, followed by Avanti West Coast. The train station in Gretna is called Gretna Green, and is located 8 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Gretna is to pick up a car hire from Manchester, which is about 177 km from Gretna. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Hertz, among others, in Manchester.


You can travel by bus to Gretna using National Express or FlixBus. From Manchester, the bus ride to Gretna takes 266 km and will cost you around $25. From London, the ticket costs about $54 for a journey of 628 km.

Airlines serving Gretna

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Brussels Airlines
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Air Canada
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in popular areas of Gretna

Hiring a car in Gretna

Expect to pay $3.20 per litre in Gretna (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $38.39 and $51.18. Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Gretna, while also 57% cheaper than other types, on average.