Loch Lomond & Trossachs

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Journey by train or plane to Loch Lomond & Trossachs

Is the long journey from the south the only issue holding you back from a holiday in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs region?

If this is the case there are many interesting travel options, should you really want to avoid the long drive from the South.

 

Option 1 - by Rail

 

Rail

Glasgow Central and Queen Street stations are served by direct Anglo / Scottish train services.

1. There are regular (almost every hour) day trains between London Euston and Glasgow Central between 0700 and 1800 hours (4/5 hours approx journey time)

Also....a daily direct sleeper service operated by Scotrail from London Euston departing around (2345 hours) calling at intermediate stations via Watford, Birmingham, Crewe. Preston delivering you "bright and breezy" in Glasgow Central at (approx 0700 hours) and a corresponding return service departing from Glasgow Central (approx 2345 hours) arriving London Euston at around 0700 hours).

2. There is also a regular service operated by GNER from London Kings Cross calling at intermediate stations via Huntingdon, Peterborough, Doncaster, York, Newcastle to Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street (5 hours approx journey time)

More information is available through national rail enquiries Tel 08457 484950 and their website

www.scotrail.co.uk

 

Bus Service

For those without their own transport a regular connecting train service runs from Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling, here the NO 12 Bus is available to take you on the scenic journey from Stirling to (Balfron the location of Benview Lodges) in just over 40 minutes.

 

             

Option 2 - by Air

 

Air

There are 2 airports serving Glasgow, Strathclyde and Ayrshire 

Glasgow (Paisley) Airport

Is less than 60 minutes drive from Benview Lodges and has a major airport taking regular service flights from the following...

British airways Tel 0870 850 9850 who operate to/from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Cork, Dublin, Isle of Man, Leeds/ Bradford, Manchester, Plymouth, Southampton, London City, Gatwick, Heathrow.

Easy Jet Tel 0870 6 000 000 who operate to/from Amsterdam, Belfast, Bristol, East Midlands, London Luton and Stansted.

British Midland (BMI) Tel 0870 607 0555 who operate to/from Leeds, Manchester, London Heathrow, East Midlands, Copenhagen and

Flybe Tel 0871 700 0123 who operate to/from Exeter, Southampton, Belfast and Birmingham

Car Hire 

Car hire from as little as £99 a week from the following...all desks located within the airport. 

Hertz, Avis, Europcar, National, Alamo, Budget and Enterprise

 

Prestwick (Ayrshire) Airport

Is less than 2 hours drive from Benview Lodges with an airport taking regular service flights from the following....

Ryanair Tel 0871 246 0000 operate to/from Bournemouth, Frankfurt, London Stansted, Dublin, Paris and Stockholm.

British Midland Tel 0870 607 0555 operate to/from Cardiff.

Car Hire 

Car hire from as little as £99 a week from the following...all desks located within the airport. 

Hertz 01292 511 281 National 01292 671 222 Avis 01292 477 218 Europcar +44 (0)1292 678 198

 

  

 

Road Guide

 

The Trossachs from the North and South

 

From Glasgow Option 1

 

Benview Holiday Lodges are located close to the A81, 5 miles south of Aberfoyle and can be easily reached from Glasgow taking the M8 motorway west towards Glasgow Airport (Paisley). Then crossing the Eskine bridge over the Clyde river and heading North up the A82 through by passing Dumbarton, Alexandria. After Alexandria you will come to a major roundabout, take the A811 East sign posted Stirling / Aberfoyle. Follow this road passing through Gartocharn and Drymen after 13 miles, you will reach a major junction crossing the A81. Take the A81 North just after the small village of Gartachoil look out for signposted Benview Lodges.

(approx 50 minutes minutes journey time)

From Perth, Dundee and the North Option 2

Benview Holiday Lodges are easily reached from the North A9 / M9 by taking the A811 West from Stirling signposted Aberfoyle. Follow this road passing through Gargunnock and Arnprior after 19 miles, you will reach a major junction crossing the A81. Take the A81 North just after the small village of Gartachoil look out for signposted Benview Lodges.

(approx 30 minutes minutes journey time from Stirling)

 

Location of these Luxury Lodges

 

 

 N.B. All travel information listed is intended as a guide only and we recommend that you contact personally any of the companies you intend travelling or hiring with through, the word hyper links we have provided.

 

So there is no need to let the travel and distance.....spoil a very special lifetime experience.