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Our travel connections

Whether you're heading to London, Europe or the rest of the world, Scotland is well-connected.

Five international airports offer 150 destinations, so a quick hour’s flight to London or a longer-haul one to New York is simple.

By train, you can travel between Edinburgh and Glasgow in under an hour, and to London in less than four and a half hours.

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. Six main airports with 11 serving outlying areas such as the Shetland and Orkney Islands
  2. An hour to fly to London 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