Gretna travel guide

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You're Going to Love Gretna

With a population of 3,040, Gretna is a must-see destination in Scotland, United Kingdom. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

When to visit Gretna

Gretna in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Gretna in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Gretna


When flying to Gretna, you’ll arrive at Carlisle Lake District (CAX), which is located 18 km from the city center.


Avanti West Coast is the most popular train carrier serving Gretna, followed by LNER. The train station in Gretna is called Gretna Green, and is located 8 km from the city center.


Another option to get to Gretna is to pick up a car rental from Edinburgh, which is about 107 km from Gretna. You’ll find branches of Europcar and GREEN MOTION , among others, in Edinburgh.


National Express operates bus routes to Gretna. From Birmingham, the bus ride to Gretna takes 443 km and will cost you around $27. From Liverpool, the ticket costs about $50 for a journey of 628 km.

Airlines serving Gretna

United Airlines
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American Airlines
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Air France
Good (439 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,608 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,327 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (1,700 reviews)
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Austrian Airlines
Good (295 reviews)
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Brussels Airlines
Good (123 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Good (397 reviews)
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Scandinavian Airlines
Good (460 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (355 reviews)
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Where to stay in Gretna

Where to stay in popular areas of Gretna

Most booked hotels in Gretna

Blenkinsopp Castle Inn
Excellent (9, 481 reviews)
Farlam Hall Hotel & Restaurant
Excellent (9.1, 80 reviews)
The Blacksmiths Arms
Excellent (9, 92 reviews)
Hunters Lodge Hotel
Excellent (8.5, 200 reviews)
Solway Lodge Hotel
Excellent (8.2, 1357 reviews)
Gretna Hall Hotel
Excellent (8.2, 1187 reviews)
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Renting a car in Gretna

Expect to pay $6.93 per gallon in Gretna (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $83.13 and $110.84. Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Gretna, while also 22% cheaper than other types, on average.