Elgin travel guide

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You're Going to Love Elgin

With a population of 21.236, Elgin is a must-see destination in Scotland, United Kingdom. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Elgin to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Elgin

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Drouthy Cobbler (48A High Street) and Weavers Restaurant (Newmill) are great picks.

When to visit Elgin

Elgin in November
Estimated hotel price
€88
1 night at 3-star hotel
Elgin in November
Estimated hotel price
€88
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Elgin

Plane

Although Elgin doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Inverness Airport (INV), which is located 44 km from Elgin. The shortest flight to Elgin from Ireland departs from Dublin and takes around 4h 15m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Elgin, followed by LNER. The train journey from Elgin to Manchester takes 7h 04m and costs around €155 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about €77 for a 8h 04m trip. The train station in Elgin is called Elgin, and is located 11 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Elgin is to pick up a car hire from Edinburgh, which is about 189 km from Elgin. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Elgin, including Megabus, FlixBus and National Express. From Glasgow, the bus ride to Elgin takes 351 km and will cost you around €39. From Edinburgh, the ticket costs about €38 for a journey of 367 km.

Plane

Although Elgin doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Inverness Airport (INV), which is located 44 km from Elgin. The shortest flight to Elgin from Ireland departs from Dublin and takes around 4h 15m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Elgin, followed by LNER. The train journey from Elgin to Manchester takes 7h 04m and costs around €155 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about €77 for a 8h 04m trip. The train station in Elgin is called Elgin, and is located 11 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Elgin is to pick up a car hire from Edinburgh, which is about 189 km from Elgin. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Elgin, including Megabus, FlixBus and National Express. From Glasgow, the bus ride to Elgin takes 351 km and will cost you around €39. From Edinburgh, the ticket costs about €38 for a journey of 367 km.

Airports near Elgin

Airlines serving Elgin

KLM
Good (851 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,401 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,592 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,545 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,481 reviews)
Finnair
Good (884 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (834 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (830 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (703 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (773 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (179 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,438 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (953 reviews)
China Eastern
Good (47 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (989 reviews)
airBaltic
Good (125 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,447 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (531 reviews)
GOL
Good (682 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Elgin

Most booked hotels in Elgin

Laichmoray Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
€103+
The Mansion House Hotel
4 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
€148+
The Royal Hotel
3 stars
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
€124+
Eight Acres Hotel
3 stars
Good (6, Good reviews)
€79+

Hiring a car in Elgin

Expect to pay €1.75 per litre in Elgin (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between €20.97 and €27.96. The most frequently booked car type in Elgin is Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Citroen C1 or similar) is, on average, 79% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay €1.75 per litre in Elgin (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between €20.97 and €27.96. The most frequently booked car type in Elgin is Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Citroen C1 or similar) is, on average, 79% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.