The easiest way to see all travel options available in one place is by using the National Park Journey Planner (available online or as an iOS/Google Play app). This tool makes it easier to research, plan and book your day trip. You can even compare the carbon emissions of different transport modes too.
Start planning your journey below, or download the app on:
Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) services some areas of the National Park where there are no regular bus routes. DRT operates like a taxi and costs around the same as bus fare.
There are two key train lines that provide access to the National Park.
Scottish Natural Heritage has a free iPhone app that provides an audio guide to a number of scenic train routes in Scotland including the route through the Park. Just search ‘View from the Train’ in the app store.
Train access from the south is via Virgin Trains into Glasgow, from stations including London (every 40 minutes, taking ~4½ hours), Birmingham (just over 4 hours) and Manchester (just over 3 hours).
Find out more at Traveline.