The easiest way to see all travel options into and around LLTNP in one place is by using the National Park Journey Planner (available online or as an iOS/Google Play app). This tool makes it easier to research, plan and book your day trip. You can even compare the carbon emissions of different transport modes too.
More information including flights, ferries and more can be found on the LLTNP website.
The National Park also have this handy guide on how to combine your ride with public transport.
Train: You can access Glasgow via most lines of the Scotrail service. From Glasgow, you can access the North of the National Park via the Scotrail Highland Explorer which now has a dedicated Bike Carriage with the capacity to store 20 bikes including e-bike charging points. The train stops at Arrochar, Ardlui, Crianlarich, and Tyndrum which are all in the park.
You can also access the South end of the park via the Balloch line although there is currently limited availability for bike storage and we recommend (attempting) to book your bike onto the train in advance of travelling. If you are unable to book your bike on the train, and although it is not guaranteed, we do find the train guards and staff generally take a reasonable approach to taking your bike on a train. If there is no space then please be polite and considerate towards all staff (we know you will but just in case)
There are two Citylink bus routes that cross the National Park.
- one of them going to Fort William/Skye from Glasgow has stops at Balloch, Duck Bay Beach, Luss, Inverbeg, Tarbet, Inveruglas, Ardlui, Inverarnan, Crianlarich and Tyndrum
- the other route going to Oban/Campbeltown also has stops at Arrochar, Ardgartan, Rest & Be Thankful and Benmore Botanic Gardens
See the Citilink coach timetables.
The official line from Citylink is that bikes will be allowed in luggage compartment with a 'bike sock/cover' put over it - if there is space.
Car: We recognise that a car, or van, is a really flexible and handy option for mountain biking trips. Covid considerations/restrictions should be taken into account, however, when possible we would recommend sharing lifts and minimising any unnecessary journeys. Where possible, park up and ride from your accommodation.