The Central Highlands are linked to Edinburgh and Glasgow by rail, with through routes to England (some direct-service routes from London take fewer than five hours). Several discount ticket options are available, although in some cases on the ScotRail system a discount card must be purchased before your arrival in the United Kingdom. Note that families with children and travelers younger than 26 or older than 60 are eligible for significant discounts. Contact Trainline, Traveline Scotland, National Rail, or ScotRail for details.
The West Highland Line runs through the western portion of the area. Services also run to Stirling, Dunblane, Perth, and Gleneagles; stops on the Inverness–Perth line include Dunkeld, Pitlochry, and Blair Atholl.
National Rail Enquiries. 03457/484950; www.nationalrail.co.uk.
ScotRail. 0344/811–0141; www.scotrail.co.uk.
Trainline. 0871/244–1545; www.thetrainline.com.
Traveline Scotland. 0871/200–2233; www.travelinescotland.com.