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Inverness airport

Located in the Scottish Highlands, Inverness airport provides the principal gateway to the North of Scotland for air travellers. More than half a million passengers pass through the terminal every year, taking advantage of over 330 scheduled flights from Inverness each week to destinations throughout Scotland, the rest of the UK and Europe.

Originally utilised by the Royal Air Force during World War II, flights from Inverness for civilian passengers began in 1947. It is now owned by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited.

The spectacular beauty of the Highlands ensures that the area is a popular tourist destination at all times of the year; visitors can choose to explore the Highland areas near the airport, or to take one of the many flights from Inverness airport to outlying islands including Orkney.

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Inverness airport is the largest of the 10 airports in the Highlands and Islands. It has places to eat and drink on both landside and airside and benefits from a selection of shops where travellers can purchase newspapers, books and gifts.
A wide range of flights from Inverness airport are available for leisure and business travellers.

Parking facilities in and around Inverness Airport

Inverness benefits from four car parks in total, one long and three short stay and can accommodate up to 650 vehicles. The short stay car parks (1, 2 and 3) are adjacent to the terminal.

Visitors taking flights from Inverness who are looking for the long stay car park (car park 4), should take the first left after entering the airport grounds and follow the relevant signage.

Disabled travellers taking flights from Inverness airport can take advantage of the Blue Badge spaces which are situated to the front of the terminal along with a pick-up and drop off area. A pay on foot system means that travellers must hold on to tickets, so remember not to leave yours in your car.

Airport distance from Inverness town and other notable surrounding locations

The city of Inverness can be found eight miles to the west of the airport at Dalcross. Loch Ness and the stunning Urquhart Castle are 21 miles to the south.

Transport links to Inverness

By car, take the A96 east from the city of Inverness, following signs for Aberdeen. Buses run to the airport from Inverness approximately every 90 minutes and have a journey time of around 20 minutes. The fare is less than £3 one way.

Rail links to the airport are good, with trains running every 2 hours into the city. From Inverness railway station, situated beside the Eastgate Shopping Centre, travellers can access links to other Highland stations and the rest of the UK.

Taxis can be found outside the airport terminal and cost between £10 and £15 for the 10 minute journey to Inverness.

Conference and other business facilities at Inverness Airport

Business travellers taking flights from Inverness should be advised that the airport does not have conference facilities on site, however, nearby hotels such as the Westwood Hotel or the Ramada Jarvis provide a good alternative.

An executive lounge offers a selection of services to business travellers taking flights from Inverness, including telephone and fax facilities, Wi-Fi and internet access. It is also a pleasant place to relax, with comfortable leather chairs, a bar offering complimentary drinks and snacks and a wide selection of newspapers and magazines.

Inverness town profile

Only officially recognised as a city since the beginning of the millennium, Inverness is described as the capital of the Highlands. Sited on the River Ness, at the north of the Great Glen, Inverness has existed in some form since the 400s.

Now a bustling, cosmopolitan city, it makes a fabulous destination for a short break or to use as a base to explore Highland destinations such as Ben Nevis and Culloden. There are plenty opportunities for retail therapy, including the largest second hand bookshop in Scotland and a wide variety of pubs and restaurants to enjoy.

No visit to this beautiful city is complete without a trip to the magnificent Inverness Castle. Located in the centre of the city, the building now houses the Sheriff’s Court.

An exhibition which details the history of the site is housed in the Drum Tower and is open during the summer season. Other castles in the area include Urquhart Castle by Loch Ness and Cawdor Castle to the east of Inverness.

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