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Whether it’s to London, Europe, or the rest of the world, Scotland is very well-connected.

Five international airports offering 150 destinations make, for example, a quick hour’s flight to London or a longer-haul one to New York simple.

You can travel between Edinburgh and Glasgow in under an hour by train, and London is less than five hours away. Major motorway roads head south too, while a freight ferry service connects with Northern Europe.

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Some examples of Scotland's easy connections.

  1. Numerous domestic airports serve outlying areas such as the Shetland and Orkney Islands 
  2. An hour to fly to London from Scotland and Scotland's airports offer hundreds of flights each week
  3. Edinburgh Airport is Scotland's busiest, handling over 12 million passengers a year - around 33 airlines fly to 130 destinations
  4. Glasgow International Airport is Scotland's long-haul gateway, with regular flights to the Middle East, the USA and Canada - it handles over 9 million passengers each year
  5. Scotland's modern, comprehensive road network has less traffic density than other parts of the UK