Ballater can be reached by car or public transport. We are 17 miles east of Braemar on the A93, or 40 miles west of Aberdeen. A regular stagecoach bus (201/202) travels through Ballater (to Braemar) from Aberdeen. Journey time from Aberdeen approx. 2hrs. Aberdeen can be reached by bus, train or air.

Ballater is situated on the A93 Aberdeen to Perth road. Perth has good links to the south on M90, from Edinburgh or A9/M80, from Glasgow. 

From Dundee and St Andrews the A90 north links to the very scenic route of the B974 to reach the A93.

From Inverness travel south on the A9 to Grantown-on-Sprey and then the A939 via Tomintoul to Ballater.


If concerned, before travelling be sure to check the snow gates are open before starting your journey.

See links below to cameras to help plan your journey.