How to get to Findhorn

Location

The Findhorn Foundation is located in northeast Scotland on the Moray Firth coast. We have two sites: The Park, adjacent to the village of Findhorn, and Cluny Hill which is five miles away in the town of Forres (population 10,000). The city of Inverness is 26 miles away to the west and Aberdeen is 75 miles away to the southeast.

If you are traveling from anywhere in the UK there are excellent rail and coach connections to Forres. Flying is also an option, but although it is faster it is also more environmentally unsustainable. Please choose your method of travel with awareness.


Nearest

Town: Forres
Train Station: Forres
Mainline Bus Stop: Forres
City: Inverness
Airports: Inverness (26 miles) and Aberdeen (75 miles)

Approximate Distances

London–Inverness: 600 miles (966km)
Inverness–Forres: 26 miles (42 km)
Forres–Findhorn: 5 miles (8 km)

Forres – The High Street is about a 10–minute walk (half mile, 1 km) from Cluny Hill.

There are banks (cash dispensers taking most cards), a Post Office and a reasonable selection of shops, garages and restaurants.

Please also read Booking Information.

Directions by:

Rail

Bus & Coach

Road

Air

Using any of the travel websites below may help you in planning your journey:
Loco2 – Europe By Train
Seat 61
Traveline Scotland
Transport Direct

Rail

There are trains from London to Inverness and Aberdeen, with connections to Forres.

Our buses meet four Saturday morning trains at Forres station – two from Inverness to Aberdeen at 09:27am and 11:25am, and two from Aberdeen to Inverness at 10:02am and 11:53am. There is no need to make a reservation for our bus; this is a regular service happening every Saturday. You are welcome to use these buses when you are arriving or departing. If you are arriving at a different time, there are usually taxis at the station for the five-minute drive to Cluny Hill or ten-minute drive to The Park. If you use the public bus, please ask the driver to stop for you at the Findhorn Foundation, not at the Findhorn village.

Please check current train times with your travel agent or the train station.

Rail Information: 0845 748 4950

You can check train times and book online at National Rail Enquiries
(Nearest train station: Forres).

You can get a sleeper berth on the overnight train from London to Inverness. To book, go to sleeper and click on Bargain Berths.

Bus & Coach

National Express (tel: +44 (0)8705 808080) operates express services from London (Victoria Coach Station), and Citilink (tel: +44 (0)8705 505050) from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Aberdeen and Inverness.

Megabus and MegabusGold also run services between England and Scotland.

For coach connections from Aberdeen or Inverness to Forres, call BlueBird Buses (tel: +44 (0)1224 212266), visit their website or check at the coach station.

There is now an hourly bus service between Inverness airport and Forres. Click here for the timetable.

There are public and Foundation buses between Forres and The Park. Journey time: 15 minutes. If you use the public bus please ask the driver to stop for you at the Findhorn Foundation, not at the Findhorn village.

Road

If you are travelling to Findhorn by road, please consider using rideshare to find other people who might also be travelling to Findhorn to attend a workshop or event. There are a number of rideshare websites on the internet to choose from.

Travelling from the south via Edinburgh or Glasgow join the A9 at Perth. Leave the A9 just north of Aviemore turning right onto the A95 towards Grantown-on-Spey. At Grantown follow the A939/A940 to Forres. For Cluny Hill; from Forres High Street turn into Tolbooth Street, at the bottom of the road go straight across the roundabout into St Leonards Road, turning left at the sign for Cluny Hill about ½ mile up the road. Keep left for the driveway to Cluny Hill. For The Park, Findhorn; follow the A940 through Forres to the intersection with the A96 Inverness–Aberdeen road. Turn right onto the A96 and follow for 1 mile to the next roundabout, turning left onto the B9011 for Findhorn and follow the signs from there for Findhorn.

If driving from Inverness, follow the A96 to Aberdeen and Forres. Forres is approximately 25 miles from Inverness. For Cluny Hill; turn right onto the B9011 at the first roundabout at the approach to Forres, and follow the road, crossing over a roundabout, into the High Street and then follow the directions above for Cluny Hill. For The Park, Findhorn; from the A96 take the second roundabout for Forres, turning left onto the B9011 for Findhorn and follow the signs from there for Findhorn.

Air

There are regular flights to Inverness and Aberdeen airports from many UK and international airports.

The following airlines currently offer flights to Inverness and/or Aberdeen:

easyJet0905 821 0905www.easyjet.com
Ryanair0781 246 0000www.ryanair.com
KLM UK0870 507 4074www.klm.com
British Airways0870 850 9850www.britishairways.com
bmi0870 607 0555www.flybmi.com
Flybe0871 700 2000www.flybe.com
Loganair0870 850 9850www.loganair.co.uk
Eastern Airways0870 366 9100www.easternairways.com
Air France0845 084 5444www.airfrance.com

 

Aberdeen airport is about 75 miles from Findhorn and Inverness airport about 30 miles away by road.

From Aberdeen Airport – You can take a bus (Service 80) or taxi from the airport to Dyce railway station, from where you will be able to connect to the ScotRail train service which runs between Aberdeen and Inverness and stops at Forres train station, from where you can get a taxi to either The Park or Cluny Hill. Dyce station is unstaffed but you can buy a ticket on the train. Alternatively, you can take the 727 Jet Service bus to Aberdeen city, and from there change to the number 10 bus which runs approximately hourly from 06:30h to 21:20h Mondays to Saturdays. (On Sundays this service only runs between 11:20h and 19:20h). The journey takes approximately two and a half hours to the bus stop in Forres High Street, from where you can either take the number 34 bus to Findhorn (getting off at The Park), or the following taxi companies can provide transport, either to The Park or Cluny Hill:

ABC Taxis01309 672292
Denny's Taxis01309 672180 or freephone 0800 834233
Forres Taxis01309 672353
Len's Taxis01309 673363
Mac’s Eco Taxi07936 311924
Mundole Taxis01309 672354/673168 or freephone 0800 123444

 

From Inverness Airport – The JET 11 bus service operates up to every 30 minutes connecting Inverness city, Inverness Airport, Nairn, Forres and Elgin. From Inverness airport, take the Jet 11 to Forres and get off at the Forres, St Leonards Church stop. You can then either take the number 34 bus to Findhorn (getting off at The Park), or hire a taxi from there to The Park or Cluny Hill. If you are going to Inverness airport from Findhorn, take a taxi to Forres, Tolbooth and catch the Jet 11 bus from that stop. Click here to view the timetable. Alternatively you can use available taxi services at Inverness airport for transfer to Findhorn or Forres; fares range from £36 to £45.

Central Highlands Taxis 01463 222 222 (airport based) offer the lowest fare at £36 weekdays.
City Taxis 01463 222 555
DLM Taxis 01463 222403