How to get to Findhorn Ecovillage
How to get here
CIFAL Findhorn is located in northeast Scotland and has its office in The Park, Findhorn Ecovillage, adjacent to the coastal village of Findhorn. The city of Inverness is 26 miles away.
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.
Train Station: Forres
Mainline Bus Stop: Forres
Airports: Inverness (30 miles) and Aberdeen (85 miles)
By Road or Rail
When travelling to Scotland please note that Glasgow and Edinburgh are about 4 hours by rail or road from Forres. There are train and bus services from most UK cities to either Inverness and Aberdeen, with onward connections to Forres.
There are trains from London to Inverness or Aberdeen, with connections to Forres. There are usually taxis at the station for the ten-minute drive to The Park. Please check current train times with your travel agent or the train station.
Rail Information: 08457 484 950
You can check train times and book online. (Nearest train station: Forres).
You can get a sleeper berth on the overnight train between London to Inverness.
To book, go to sleeper and click on "Bargain Berths".
Bus & Coach
National Express +44 (0)8705 808080 operates express services from London (Victoria Coach Station) and Citilink +44 (0)8705 505050, from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Aberdeen and Inverness. For coach connections from Aberdeen or Inverness to Forres, call BlueBird Buses +44 (0)1224 212266) or check at the coach station. There are public buses between Forres and The Park.
Travelling from the south via Edinburgh or Glasgow join the A9 at Perth. Leave the A9 turning right onto the A95 towards Grantown-on-Spey. At Grantown follow the A939/A940 to Forres. For The Park, Findhorn, use the Forres bypass (A96) turning left for Findhorn and following the B9011 and signs for Findhorn. If driving from Inverness, follow A96 and signs to Aberdeen and Forres. Forres is approximately 20 miles from Inverness. For The Park, from the A96 use the second roundabout for Forres, turning left for Findhorn on the B9011 and following signs.
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:
easyJet 0905 821 0905 www.easyjet.com
Ryanair 0781 246 0000 www.ryanair.com
KLM UK 0870 507 4074 www.klm.com
British Airways 0870 850 9 850 www.britishairways.com
bmi 0870 607 0555 www.flybmi.com
Loganair 0870 850 9 850 www.loganair.co.uk
Eastern Airways 08703 669100 www.easternairways.com
Air France 0845 0845 444 www.airfrance.com
Aberdeen airport is about 85 miles from Findhorn and Inverness airport about 30 miles away by road.
From Aberdeen Airport
The Number 10 bus leaves hourly from outside the terminal building between 0630 and 2120 from Mondays to Saturdays. (On Sundays this service only runs between 1120 and 1920). The journey takes approximately two and a half hours to the bus stop in Forres High Street from where the following taxi companies can provide transport to The Park.
Denny's Taxis 01309 672180 or freephone 0800 834233
ABC Taxis 01309 672292
Forres Taxis 01309 672353
Len‚s Taxis 01039 673363
Mundole Taxis 01309 672354 or freephone 0800 123444
Mac’s Taxi 01309 673305 or 07936 311924
From Inverness Airport buses run from the airport to Inverness city centre where you can change for a bus to Forres or take the train. An easier option is to use available taxi services at Inverness airport for transfer to Findhorn or Forres; fares range from £26 to £45. Central Highlands Taxis 01463 710 000 (airport based) offer the lowest fare at £26 City Taxis 01463 222 555DLM Taxis 01463 222403
London-Inverness 600 miles (966km)
Inverness-Forres 26 miles ( 42 km)
Forres-Findhorn 5 miles ( 8 km)