Wild, barren, and absolutely beautiful, the Isle of Barra in the Western Hebrides is definitely a captivating place. It’s a great destination if you’re an outdoor enthusiast. As well as excellent hiking and golfing, the island also boasts activities such as loch fishing, kayaking, and surfing. The white sandy beaches really come into their own during the summer months, but if you’re planning on sunbathing on Traigh Mhòr you’ll need to watch out for aeroplanes.
Airports in Barra
Barra Airport (BRR) is the only airport on the island. It’s also the only airport in the world with a runway on the beach for scheduled flights. As a result has often appeared in the “World’s Best Approaches” list courtesy of Private Fly. Unusually for such a small airport, Barra offers free Wi-Fi.
Airlines that fly to Barra
Flybe is the only airline currently flying to Barra from the mainland UK. Direct flights are available from Glasgow International, although it’s possible to take indirect flights from a range of British airports.
Getting to your destination
The W32 bus runs frequently between the airport and Castlebay. The bus becomes less regular during the evening, and doesn’t run on Sundays. Rental cars are available from Barra Car Hire and are a great way to get around the island. There’s no taxi rank at the airport, but cabs can be booked in advance or on arrival.
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Airports near Barra
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