Getting Here

Transport and Travel to Inverness and Loch Ness

Wherever in the world you are travelling from you will be amazed by beautiful Scotland.

Inverness is the gateway to the Highlands of Scotland, and being so close to Loch Ness it’s an iconic destination most people want to visit at least once in their lives.

Inverness is well served with transport links and with the airport just 15 minutes from the city centre it is easy for visitors from all parts of the globe to get here by air.


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

Inverness Airport offers a range of daily flights to and from a number of key destinations including; London (Heathrow, Gatwick & Luton), Amsterdam (Schiphol), Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham, Dublin, Belfast City, Stornoway (Isle of Lewis), Kirkwall (Orkney) and Sumburgh (Shetland).

Codeshare agreements with Aer Lingus, BA, KLM, Cathay Pacific and Etihad, to name a few, allow for worldwide connections through their extensive networks.


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

The A82 on the north side links Loch Ness and the length of the Great Glen from Inverness in the north to Glasgow in the south.

Megabus, Citylink Gold and National Express Coaches operate regular buses from Edinburgh, Glasgow and London (overnight) to Inverness.

The journey by road to Inverness is a combination of spectacular scenery and wonderful places to visit.


Scotrail are offering 30% off train tickets for Knit Fest goers!

The 30% discount will be available on an Anytime Return or Anytime First Class Return ticket, travelling from any station in Scotland to Inverness on a ScotRail service, and available to purchase with travel between the 17th and 22nd October 2018.

To take advantage of this offer, attendees should use the following process to book travel.

  • Call Scotrail Customer Centre on 0344 811 0144 to book tickets.
  • The Discount of 30% will only be offered on Anytime or First Class Anytime Return ticket.
  • Attendees must provide a booking code/reference – LochNessKnitFest2018
  • Tickets must be paid at time of booking, and can either be posted, or collected from a station where facilities are available.

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

Virgin Trains East Coast services from Inverness include Edinburgh, Newcastle, York and London.

Caledonian Sleepers are overnight train services running between Scotland and London six nights a week (Sunday to Friday) – getting you to your destination refreshed and ready to start your day.

Whether it is our double beds and en-suite rooms, or our Highland-sourced food menu, the Caledonian Sleeper is leading the way when it comes to guest experience.

London – Inverness (Depart 21:15 Arrive 08:36)

Inverness – London (Depart 20:45 Arrive 07:47)

Loch Ness Knit Fest 2018 Venue – Inverness Leisure Centre