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.

By Air – Flights to Inverness

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

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A pop-up knitting session at Heathrow Airport

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 Ft 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 & 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.


By Bus

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.


Local Car & Bus Tour Operators

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


By Rail

You can travel directly to Inverness via the rail network, there are regular journeys north to Thurso, east to Aberdeen, west to Skye & the Kyle of Lochalsh, and south with direct fast services from Glasgow, Edinburgh and London (including sleeper services).