Transport and Travel to Inverness and Loch Ness

By Air – Flights to Inverness

Inverness Airport is located some 7 miles east of Inverness / 21 miles from Loch Ness.

Direct flights to Inverness with British Airways and KLM (from May 2016), Flybe and Easyjet are available to and from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Luton, Amsterdam, Belfast, Bristol, Birmingham, Dublin, Manchester, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Benbecula and Sumburgh – many of which are international airports with global connections, and all flight times within the UK are under 2 hours.

Summer arrivals from Jersey, Southampton, Zurich and Duesseldorf and Winter arrivals from Geneva and Innsbruck.

Local transport connections to Inverness are available from outside the airport terminal building, including bus and taxis services. Local and national car hire is also available for arriving and departing passengers.

Other major Scottish airports include: Glasgow, Aberdeen & Edinburgh.

By Rail

Inverness railway station in the city centre operates services around the picturesque Highlands, with frequent trains to major cities throughout Scotland and England.

Virgin Trains East Coast services from Inverness include Edinburgh, Newcastle, York and London King’s Cross.
First ScotRail services from Inverness include Aberdeen and Glasgow.

Travellers from London can take a sleeper service to arrive in Inverness bright and early.

By Road

The A9 is the main access road to Inverness from the south, Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow and also from the north.

The A82 is an alternative and more scenic route from the south (Glasgow) via Loch Ness through the Great Glen to Inverness. The A96 links Inverness to Aberdeen.

The B862 on the south side of Loch Ness links the small picturesque villages between Fort Augustus and Inverness, and also links to the A9 south to Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow and points further south.

The A887 is the main route to Inverness from the west coast and the Isle of Skye.

There are several companies for car hire at Inverness airport or Inverness city should you choose to travel here by bus, train or plane. The Highlands of Scotland also have a reputation for some of the most challenging and spectacular roads for motorcyclists in the UK…and beyond.

Public Transport

National bus companies including Megabus, Citylink, National Express & Stagecoach will take you from major British cities to Farraline Park Bus Station in the centre of Inverness, where local rural buses provide a service to all Loch Ness and Highland areas. journey planner.
Telephone: 0871 200 22 33 for timetables for buses, trains, coaches, ferries and Scottish internal flights.

Taxis & Local Car & Bus Tour operators:

Local Car Tour Operators & Bus Tour Operators offer organised and tailored tours. There are licensed taxi ranks at Inverness Airport, Inverness bus station and train station. Local Loch Ness tour cars and taxis can be ordered in advance, and many accommodation providers will help you arrange transfers – just ask when booking.