Consider Alternative Travel

Getting Around

You don't just have to drive around Scotland! We're spoilt for choice when it comes to alternative means of transport here, so you might as well make the most of it whilst you're here.

Hand holding out keys to another hand, with a car in the background.

Vehicle hire

There is the option to rent a vehicle to get around Scotland. If you decide this is the best way to get around for you, remember we drive on the left. More information about vehicle hire can be found on the Visit Scotland website. Always plan your journey using the map on our homepage.

Consider public transport alternatives

Scotland has a wide range of public transport options. We have trains, buses and ferries to get you around. Deciding to use these, rather than driving, can make for a more relaxing journey without the stress of having to navigate the roads.

You can plan your journey on the Traveline website.

Active travel

You can find a National Cycle route on the Sustrans’ website to explore and use for your everyday travel and for leisure, or use the map on our home page to view the National Cycle Network to explore our beautiful country. More information about walking and cycling in Scotland can be found in our Green Hub.

If you're planning to stay in one place, such as Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness, touring the city by foot or bike is great idea. It gives you the chance to take in the city you're in at your own pace.

Plenty of tourists in Scotland enjoy our stunning scenery by climbing one of our hundreds of mountains. This is also a great way to take in the landscape and see what Scotland is all about.

Woman in blue jacket wearing a helmet and on a bike on the Scottish Highlands.