Tyndrum is an important transport staging post in the region. The main A82 road divides just north of the village with the A85 heading west to Oban, and the A82 heading for Fort William via Glen Coe. The railway divides further south at Crianlarich, though the two branches run in parallel to Tyndrum: it's only a short walk from Tyndrum Lower station (on the Oban line) to Tyndrum Upper (on the Fort William line).
There is a seasonal tourist information centre in the village (April - October). This is the ideal place to go for advice on what to see and do while you are in the area, and you can also buy maps and guides for the area here.