Scotland is a small country which has an extensive public transport network. From getting around bustling towns and cities to reaching remote villages and ports, most places in Scotland can be accessed by rail, bus, coach, and ferry services. It can also be one of the most pleasant and picturesque ways of exploring. Simply sit back, relax, and take in the view.
- 10 Easy Ways to Travel Scotland by Public Transport
- 9 Scenic Bus Journeys in Scotland
- 8 of Scotland's Best Ferry Routes
Scotland also has a wide-reaching and growing EV charging network which makes it ideal for exploring by electric car. In addition to reduce Co2 emissions, electric vehicles (EVs) are also a cost-effective way to get about with cheaper running cost than the average gas or diesel car.
The carbon footprint of a bicycle is practically zero. What's more, some of Scotland's most beautiful areas are best explored on two wheels. There's also a choice of cycle networks spread throughout Scotland which make getting around on two wheels a breeze. Here are just a few you can explore.
- 7Stanes - Mountain Biking - seven centres in the south of Scotland offer exhilarating mountain bike trails for all abilities as well as family-friendly routes for families
- Edinburgh City Cycleways - explore gorgeous areas of Scotland's capital that other visitors seldom discover
- Hebridean Way Cycling Route - this epic 185-mile (297 km) cycling adventure through the Outer Hebrides is features turquoise seascapes, white beaches and even palm trees
- Perthshire Gravel Trails - take mountain biking to its extreme with these brand-new six-day rides, plus one epic four-day circular route though the Highlands of Perthshire