Rothesay travel guide

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You're Going to Love Rothesay

With a population of 4,912, Rothesay is a must-see destination in Scotland, United Kingdom.

When to visit Rothesay

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

How to Get to Rothesay


Although Rothesay doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Glasgow Airport (GLA), which is located 24 miles from Rothesay.


Train is the most popular train carrier serving Rothesay, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Rothesay to Edinburgh takes 0h 35m and costs around $31 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about $78 for a 4h 30m trip.


Another option to get to Rothesay is to pick up a car hire from Manchester, which is about 198 miles from Rothesay. You’ll find branches of Easirent and GREEN MOTION , among others, in Manchester.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Rothesay, including Megabus, FlixBus and National Express. From Edinburgh, the bus ride to Rothesay takes 60 miles and will cost you around $13. From Aberdeen, the ticket costs about $16 for a journey of 205 miles.

Airlines serving Rothesay

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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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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Where to stay in popular areas of Rothesay

Hiring a car in Rothesay

Expect to pay $2.94 per litre in Rothesay (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $35.23 and $46.98. The most frequently booked car type in Rothesay is Standard (Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Fiat 500 or similar) is, on average, 64% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.