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Train pulling in to Loch Awe Station, photo taken by Stephen McKay

Travelling to Loch Awe

Getting to the Loch Awe area is easy, whether you're travelling by car, coach, rail or air. 


The nearest airport to our area is Glasgow - car hire can be arranged  at the airport for your holiday, or you can take onward connections by train or coach.

International flights to Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Internal flights to Glasgow and Edinburgh from London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, East Midlands.

Travel by Car

East Coast Route from south of border:
A1 to Junction A1/A720; A720 to A8; A8 to Junction 2; M8 to Junction 1; M9 (direction Stirling) to Junction 10; A84 to Lochearnhead; A85 (through Doune/Callander/Lix Toll). At Crianlarich A82 (direction Fort William) to Tyndrum.
For Bridge of Orchy and Inveroran stay on A82.
For Dalmally, Stronmilchan, Lochawe: at Tyndrum turn left back on A85.
For Ardbrecknish, Portsonachan, Eredine: Past Dalmally, take A819 (direction Inveraray), five miles on turn right onto B840 (direction Cladich/Ford).

West Coast Route from south of border:
M6 to Junction 44; A74 to A74(m); then A74 then A74(m) to Junction 13; M74 to M73, taking slip road to M8 (for Greenock and Glasgow Airport); M8 to Junction 30; M898 to Erskine Bridge (toll 60p); over bridge turn left for A82 (direction Crianlarich); follow A82 to Tarbet on Loch Lomond.

Option 1:
For Bridge of Orchy: stay on A82 via Crianlarich and Tyndrum.
For Dalmally, Stronmilchan, Lochawe: turn left onto A85;
For Cladich, Ardbrecknish, Portsonachan and Eredine: one mile after Dalmally, take A819; five miles on, turn right onto B840.

Option 2:
At Tarbet take A83 (direction Campbeltown); at Inveraray take A819 through white arch.
For Cladich, Ardbrecknish, Portsonachan and Eredine: 10 miles out of Inveraray, turn left onto B840.
For Dalmally, Stronmilchan, Glen Orchy: continue on A819 to T junction with A85 and turn right. Old Dalmally is on your right. For Stronmilchan turn left at Dalmally Hotel. For Glen Orchy stay on A85 to signpost Glen Orchy B8074.
For Lochawe: continue on A819 and turn left at T junction with A85.

By Coach

Comfortable Express Coaches from National Express and Scottish Citylink can ferry you to the Loch Awe area from all parts of the country. Services from Edinburgh run to Bridge of Orchy and Dalmally / Lochawe (seasonal). Services from Glasgow run to Dalmally and Lochawe. NOTE that there are no taxi services in the area - please be sure to make arrangements to be met.

The National Express timetable website will let you check out times (and fares) from where you are, although it's not infallible - if you find the timetable tells you there is no service, try entering from where you are to Glasgow, (or Edinburgh) then from Glasgow or Edinburgh to Dalmally or Lochawe. The Scottish Citylink Website will give let you book from within Scotland.

By Rail

Travel to the Loch Awe area by Rail is easy, with services on the route from Glasgow to Oban calling at Dalmally and Lochawe, and on the route to Fort William calling at Bridge of Orchy.

East Coast Route from south of the border to Edinburgh with connections to Glasgow and Dalmally and Lochawe or Bridge of Orchy.

West Coast Route from south of the border to Glasgow with connections to Dalmally and Lochawe or Bridge of Orchy.

Direct night sleeper train from London Euston to Bridge of Orchy. (Fort William sleeper service).

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