Travel Information

Portnellan is located in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, amidst the magical part of the Central Highlands people think of as 'real' Scotland. The picture books, the vivid memory of ex-pats, the immediate response of the first-time visitor... it is all here, all year round.


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The careful placement of each lodge ensures you will always have a view from your front door. However you have not given up everything to the wild and woolly Highlands - our central location means everything you could want to visit is within reasonable travelling distance.

This means we're in easy range of wherever you start your journey. The following links provide travel information from Glasgow and Edinburgh. If you need further information just let us know


Air travel

Fly to Edinburgh or Glasgow, then follow the road travel details.



British Airways:



British Midland:


Car hire

Several of these companies operate out of both Glasgow and Edinburgh airports. Once you have a car, follow the road travel details.


Arnold Clark: 0141 848 0202

Budget Rent-a-Car Glasgow: 0141 243 2047

Budget Rent-a-Car Edinburgh: 0131 334 7865

EuropCar: 0141 887 0414

Alamo Rent-a-Car:

Avis Edinburgh Airport:



Easy (Glasgow only)

Melvilles: a local company operating out of both cities:


Rail travel


Regular trains from Glasgow to Crianlarich 7 days a week, April to October.

Travelling time from Glasgow is about two hours, along the picturesque West Highland Line. We'll be happy to collect you from Crianlarich Station.

Scotrail information line: 08457 48 49 50


By taxi

24/7 Taxis. Ian Armstrong and his team of drivers who live in Crianlarich will be delighted to taxi you to wherever you wish


By bus

Regular buses from Glasgow and Edinburgh 7 days a week, April to October. Less frequent off season.

Scottish Citylink: 08705 50 50 50


By ferry

Car ferries from Belfast to Troon usually cross three times a day.