Stirling travel guide

Stirling Tourism | Stirling Guide

You're Going to Love Stirling

With a population of 33,012, Stirling is a must-see destination in Scotland, United Kingdom. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Stirling deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Stirling

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Grill Room - Hotel Colessio (33 Spittal Street) and The Allan Park (20 Allan Park) are great picks.

When to visit Stirling

Stirling in November
Estimated hotel price
$141
1 night at 3-star hotel
Stirling in November
Estimated hotel price
$141
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Stirling

Plane

Although Stirling doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport (EDI), which is located 39 km from Stirling. The shortest flight to Stirling from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 28h 15m.

Train

Lumo is the most popular train carrier serving Stirling, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Stirling to Manchester takes 3h 29m and costs around $47 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about $59 for a 4h 19m trip. Located 0.7 km from the city centre, Stirling is the busiest station in Stirling. Another popular train station is Stirling Bridge of Allan, located 5 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Stirling is to pick up a car hire from Edinburgh, which is about 49 km from Stirling. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Stirling, including Megabus, FlixBus and National Express. From Glasgow, the bus ride to Stirling takes 95 km and will cost you around $24. From Newcastle upon Tyne, the ticket costs about $36 for a journey of 249 km. The most popular bus station is Stirling Bannockburn, Heritage Centre, located 2.3 km from the city centre of Stirling. Stirling Forth Valley College is also a commonly used station, and is 2.7 km from the city centre.

Plane

Although Stirling doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport (EDI), which is located 39 km from Stirling. The shortest flight to Stirling from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 28h 15m.

Train

Lumo is the most popular train carrier serving Stirling, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Stirling to Manchester takes 3h 29m and costs around $47 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about $59 for a 4h 19m trip. Located 0.7 km from the city centre, Stirling is the busiest station in Stirling. Another popular train station is Stirling Bridge of Allan, located 5 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Stirling is to pick up a car hire from Edinburgh, which is about 49 km from Stirling. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Stirling, including Megabus, FlixBus and National Express. From Glasgow, the bus ride to Stirling takes 95 km and will cost you around $24. From Newcastle upon Tyne, the ticket costs about $36 for a journey of 249 km. The most popular bus station is Stirling Bannockburn, Heritage Centre, located 2.3 km from the city centre of Stirling. Stirling Forth Valley College is also a commonly used station, and is 2.7 km from the city centre.

Airlines serving Stirling

Lufthansa
Good (4,688 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
SWISS
Good (959 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,662 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,561 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,230 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (482 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,601 reviews)
Air France
Good (983 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,112 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,988 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,406 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,056 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Finnair
Good (843 reviews)
LOT
Good (683 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (791 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,172 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
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Where to stay in Stirling

Average rates range from around $247 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $287 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Stirling

Most booked hotels in Stirling

Roman Camp Country House Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
$377+
Holiday Inn Express Stirling
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$218+
Crown Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$145+
The Waverley Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$218+
King Robert Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
$142+
Stirling Court Hotel
3 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
$160+

Hiring a car in Stirling

Expect to pay $3.03 per litre in Stirling (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $36.34 and $48.46. The most frequently booked car type in Stirling is Mini (Fiat 500 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is, on average, 53% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $3.03 per litre in Stirling (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $36.34 and $48.46. The most frequently booked car type in Stirling is Mini (Fiat 500 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is, on average, 53% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.