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Getting About in Perthshire

Bus timetables Kinloch Rannoch to Pitlochry

Rannoch 'Dial a Bus' service 
This is a new on-demand transport service operating in the Kinloch Rannoch to Rannoch Station area, provided by two local taxi/private hire car (PHC) operators. Fares are equivalent to bus fares and are free for bus pass holders. Journeys must be booked ahead. A 'dial a bus' taxi can pick you up and drop you off where you want within the prescribed area.

Dial a Bus replaces Service 85, operated by Broons Buses and Taxis.

Dial a Bus operates within a defined area and time period and does not follow a fixed route or timetable.

You can download a pdf about the system here

Trains from Rannoch Station to Mallaig

The train journey from Rannoch to Mallaig make a good day trip on part of one of the UK's Great Train Journeys

National Rail Enquiries 

Where to find ail information including timetables.  The nearest station is Pitlochry, 35 minutes by car, or Rannoch Station, 45 minutes, fewer trains than Pitlochry.  You will need to order a taxi from Pitlochry station in advance or use the Dial a Bus service (see above) for Rannoch Station.

Pitlochry Car Hire 

If you are arriving by train, you can hire a car in Pitlochry from this company.

Airport Car Parking
A useful site to find out where to park at your local airport and the cost.

Travelling around Highland Perthshire by public transport will give you a sense of the pace of rural life in this region of Scotland.

Rannoch Station is famously remote and has been used as a location in films as diverse as Harry Potter and Train Spotting.  There is a lovely cafe on the station platform.  Closed in winter.

You can join the Glasgow to Mallaig train, one of the UK's Great Train Journeys for a day trip to the small fishing village of Mallaig where you can enjoy lunch overlooking the harbour before returning to Rannoch and your cottage in time for supper.

Highland Travel Company is a locally based company that can take you on organised tours from 4 days to a week around the Highlands.  Also pick up and drop off at airports etc. See website for further details of what is available.