TRAVELLING BY CAR
From Bearsden, just follow the A81 straight through to Aberfoyle. This road also takes you past Killearn and Gartmore. It takes approximtely 35 mins from Beasden to Aberfoyle, depending on the traffic. When you see signs for Gartmore, just pay attention until you have reached a small roundabout, with the Rob Roy Hotel on your left. Turn left at the roundabout and you will have reached Aberfoyle. Alternatively, you can take the M80 motorway to Stirling (35 mins) and then the directions from Stirling to Aberfoyle (35 mins) below - although this might take you longer.
Take the M9 motorway to Stirling (1 hour) and then follow the directions from Stirling to Aberfoyle.
Option A (32 mins). Take the A84, past Blair Drummond Safari Park (on your right) until you reach the Smiddy Farm Shop (on your left). Take a left there onto the A873 - this exit is signposted as 'Aberfoyle' and 'Trossachs Trail'. Follow this road all the way to Aberfoyle. The A873 goes past Thornhill, eventually joins in with the A81 and takes you past Port of Menteith and until the Braeval roundabout. Here, turn right and you will have reached Aberfoyle.
Option B (33 mins). Take the A811, past Gargunnock until you reach Arnprior. Slow down when you reach Arprior as there is a speed camera and you will want to turn right here onto the B8034 towards Port of Menteith. When you reach Port of Menteith, turn left onto the A81 until you reach the Braeval roundabout. Here, turn right and you will have reached Aberfoyle.
TRAVELLING BY BUS
You can take the X10A bus from Glasgow to Stirling, which stops at Aberfoyle. If you don't know Glasgow, it would be safest to board it at Buchanan Bus Station in the City Centre. You can find the bus times and other stops here.
You can get a Citylink bus from Saint Andrew square bus station in Edinburgh to Stirling, and then get the X10A bus from Stirling to Aberfoyle, as explained below.
You can take the X10A bus from Stirling to Glasgow, which stops at Aberfoyle. You can get the bus at Stirling bus station from stance 11. The bus station in Stirling is beside the train station. You can find the bus times and other stops here.
TRAVELLING BY TRAIN
Get any train to Stirling train station and then get the X10A bus from the bus station (located besides the train station) to Aberfoyle. There are no trains all the way to Aberfoyle.
TRAVELLING BY AIR
Option A (recommended): Once you arrive at Edinburgh Airport, you can get the 909 or 978 Citylink bus from the airport to Stirling bus station, and from there get the X10A bus to Aberfoyle. You can find the X10A bus times here.
Option B (if you want to visit Edinburgh first): Get the Airlink 100 bus (departing the airport every 10 minutes) or the tram to St Andrew Square in Edinburgh, and from there the Citylink bus from the bus station to Stirling. Once at Stirling bus station, get the X10A bus to Aberfoyle. You can find the X10A bus times here.