Travel Directions

By Air

Inverness airport (Dalcross) and Aberdeen airport (Dyce) have direct flights to and from most major British cities as well as Amsterdam, Ejsberg, Paris and Stavanger. As air travel becomes increasingly accessible more and more carriers are flying to Scotland making travel to Gordonstoun fast and efficient. Car hire is available at both Inverness and Aberdeen airports. Further information on flights to Inverness and Aberdeen.

Landing facilities for private aircraft are available at nearby RAF Lossiemouth. Please contact Station Operations on +44 (0)1343 816872 for further details.

By Helicopter

HG Helicopters Ltd offer a hire service (with or without pilot) from Inverness Airport. Please contact them direct to arrange: HG Helicopters Ltd, North Apron, Dalcross Airport, Inverness. Tel: 01463 22 11 99.

By Train

There are regular trains to Aberdeen/Elgin and to Inverness/Elgin from all parts of the UK as well as regular direct services from London’s Euston station. Gordonstoun is a 15 minute taxi ride from Elgin station.

For students, staff supervision is provided on trains to and from London at the beginning and end of term providing numbers are sufficient.

By Car

When driving from the South all but the last few miles are now on motorway or on major roads.

From Edinburgh ( approximate journey time 3-4 hours)
Cross the Forth Road Bridge and take the M90 to Perth. Exit at Junction 11 signposted A9 Glasgow, Stirling, Inverness and follow motorway to Perth. At roundabout follow the signs for Inverness. This road will take you through the Highlands until you pass Aviemore on your right-hand side. Turn right at the sign for A95 Grantown-on-Spey. Proceed through the town on the A939 signposted to Forres. Take the right hand fork signposted A940 Forres. At the town of Forres follow the signs for A96 to Elgin and the Eight Acres Hotel.

From Glasgow (approximate journey time 4 hours)
Take the M8 motorway from Glasgow following signs for Stirling, Perth and Inverness. Follow this via the M9 and then the A9 to Perth and then follow from Perth as above.

From the south of Glasgow travelling up the M6/M74 take the M73 bypassing Glasgow to the east. This feeds onto the A80 and the A9 to Perth and Inverness.

From Inverness (approximate journey time 1 hour)
Take the B861 from Inverness aiming for the A96 signposted Nairn, Forres and Elgin. Following the A96 past the airport turn-off, through Nairn and the outskirts of Forres until you reach Elgin and the Eight Acres Hotel.

From Elgin (approximate journey time 10 minutes)
At the Eight Acres Hotel on the outskirts of Elgin turn left (right if approaching from the Aberdeen direction) and follow the road for one mile before turning left onto the B9012 signposted Hopeman. Proceed for four miles until you reach the village of Duffus. The Post Office and Duffus Inn will appear in front of you as the road bends to the left and at this point turn right, into Gordonstoun Road.

On entering the Gordonstoun estate please proceed to Reception at Gordonstoun House, the main School building.


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