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.

Where to Eat in Elgin

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Haugh at Mansion House Hotel (Mansion House Hotel) and Mezzo (The Mansefield Hotel 2 Mayne Road) are great picks.

When to visit Elgin

Elgin in September
Estimated hotel price
S$ 112
1 night at 3-star hotel
Elgin in September
Estimated hotel price
S$ 112
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.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Elgin, followed by Scotrail. The train journey from Elgin to London takes 8h 04m and costs around S$ 244 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Exeter, expect to pay about S$ 316 for a 16h 12m 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 Alamo, among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Elgin, including Megabus, FlixBus and Scottish Citylink. From Glasgow, the bus ride to Elgin takes 351 km and will cost you around S$ 51. From Edinburgh, the ticket costs about S$ 52 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.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Elgin, followed by Scotrail. The train journey from Elgin to London takes 8h 04m and costs around S$ 244 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Exeter, expect to pay about S$ 316 for a 16h 12m 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 Alamo, among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Elgin, including Megabus, FlixBus and Scottish Citylink. From Glasgow, the bus ride to Elgin takes 351 km and will cost you around S$ 51. From Edinburgh, the ticket costs about S$ 52 for a journey of 367 km.

Airports near Elgin

Airlines serving Elgin

KLM
Good (844 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,728 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,463 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,599 reviews)
Air France
Good (972 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,376 reviews)
Finnair
Good (785 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (782 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (847 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (770 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (189 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (696 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (951 reviews)
China Eastern
Good (70 reviews)
China Southern
Excellent (40 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (927 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,403 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,348 reviews)
airBaltic
Good (129 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (559 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)
S$ 141+
Mansion House Hotel
4 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
S$ 211+
The Royal Hotel
3 stars
Good (7.4, Good reviews)
S$ 215+

Hiring a car in Elgin

Expect to pay S$ 2.47 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 S$ 29.55 and S$ 39.40. The most frequently booked car type in Elgin is Compact (MG ZS or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Kia Picanto or similar) is, on average, 49% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay S$ 2.47 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 S$ 29.55 and S$ 39.40. The most frequently booked car type in Elgin is Compact (MG ZS or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Kia Picanto or similar) is, on average, 49% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.