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A good choice of internal air and rail routes link Scotland, the UK and Ireland. Roads across the border include everything from main trunk roads to rural byways. 


There are coach services to Scotland from all parts of the UK coach network, many running throughout the year and, in some cases, also overnight. Journey planning and booking is straightforward.


Long-distance car journeys, like coaches, usually use the faster main trunk routes such as the A1 in the east or the M74 in the west.



Rail travel offers a fast efficient cross-border service from England and Wales – journey time is as little as 4.5 hours from London to Edinburgh. 


Flying time from London to Edinburgh or Glasgow is around an hour and there are several airlines offering this service, as well as links from other English, Welsh and Irish airports.