Inverness Airport

This information is correct as of October 2016.

Inverness Airport is the gateway to the Scottish highlands. The airport is owned by HIAL (Highlands and Islands Airports Limited). It's right next to the Highland Aviation Museum, which is open to the public on weekends and bank holidays and makes a nice little diversion before catching your plane. Most of the flights from Inverness Airport are domestic, and the most popular destinations are London and Bristol. There are a couple of international routes too, with regular flights to Amsterdam, Geneva and Dublin.

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Inverness Airport parking

There's a short stay car park outside the terminal building, and a long stay car park to the side. Cars parking in long-stay pay £10.50 per day, or £6.50 per day if staying for longer than three days. The daily rate is the same for the short stay car park.

Restaurants at Inverness Airport

The D'lish Landside Restaurant and Bar is located before security while the Airside Cafe and Bar is in the departures area. Another pre-security option is The Meeting Place in the main concourse, which has an outside seating area.

Inverness Airport shops

There's a WH Smith for quick snacks and magazines. The Fly Nip specialises in whisky and other Scottish spirits like gin and vodka, and sells a wide range of miniatures. Jail at the Airport is based on the popular boutique in Dornoch, selling smart Tweed clothing and high-end Scottish handicrafts.

Lounges at Inverness Airport

Swissport's Highland Lounge has a view across the airfield and a selection of complimentary snacks and drinks to choose from. Free Wi-Fi is available and there are plenty of power-points for charging. Children under 12 aren't allowed in, unless travelling business class.

Hotels close to Inverness Airport

The city centre isn't far from the airport, so most hotels in Inverness are really convenient even if you have an early flight. There are some hotels in the nearby fishing village of Ardersier, such as Dolphin Bay Suites and The Gun Lodge Hotel.

Airports near Inverness:
  • Wick airport (116km)
  • Aberdeen (United Kingdom) airport (117km)
  • Dundee airport (136km)
  • Oban Connel airport (145km)
  • Stornoway airport (154km)
  • See all airports in United Kingdom.

 Getting to & from the Airport

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It takes just under 20 minutes to drive to the city centre from the airport. The airport is located just off the A96, an offshoot of the A9 which runs all the way from Falkirk in Central Scotland to Thurso on the very north coast. Europcar and Avis both offer car hire from Inverness Airport.

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It takes about 15 minutes by taxi to get from Inverness Airport to Inverness train station. You can also take the bus: just hop off at Academy Street (by the Eastgate Shopping Centre). Inverness train station has services to lots of towns and villages in the Highlands, as well as longer distance routes to other Scottish cities Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Public transport isn't very frequent in the Scottish highlands. The Stagecoach Jet Bus service runs between the airport and Inverness city centre. It also offers services to Forres, Nairn and Elgin. The buses normally depart the airport every half an hour, but it's worth checking with Stagecoach for up to date timetable information.

Taxi hide 

There's a taxi rank outside the terminal, operated by Inverness Taxis. It takes about 15-20 minutes to reach the city centre. Cabs are metered, but you can expect to pay about £15 for the journey. You can book your taxi in advance by contacting the company directly. It's also possible to book private transfers: compare with us to find the best prices.

 Who flies to Inverness

 Airport Contact Details

Inverness Airport

Inverness - Dalcross,

Tel:+44 (0)1667 464000
Fax:+44 (0)1667 462586


Highlands and Islands Airports Limited

 Location Details

Longitude:4° 2' 53'' W
Latitude:57° 32' 33'' N
Distance to city centre:15 km
Driving duration:19 minutes

 Airport Location

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