Inverness airport is the largest airport situated in the Scottish Highlands, and is a popular tourist destination, because of the beauty of the area itself and as a gateway to Orkney and Shetland Isles. The airport is open from 5.30am until 10.00pm Monday to Friday and at weekends.
Scheduled flights travel to London Gatwick, Luton, Birmingham, Belfast, Bristol, Manchester, Stornaway and Kirkwall in the Shetlands. Chartered flights operate during the summer and fly to Bulgaria, Jersey, Majorca and Zurich; also Madeira, Malta, Croatia and Portugal.
Inverness is around 8 miles from the airport which takes 15 minutes in a car driving on the A96. There are drop-off and pick-up points at the front of the airport which has a free waiting time of 20 minutes. Short term parking is situated directly in front of the terminal building and long term parking is a five minute walk away. Car parks can be booked in advance or paid for via pay and display machines.
A bus service which runs every 30 minutes connects the airport with the City of Inverness
and also stops at Nairn, Elgin and Forres. Inverness rail station is situated in the city centre and trains from here travel to the Highlands, and Edinburgh and Glasgow. The bus service from the airport stops adjacent to the station or there is a taxi rank outside the terminal building. Avis and Europcar have concessions in the airport.
Inside the terminal there is a cafe bar and a Starbucks. A restaurant serves regional specialities such as Hebridean smoked foods, shortcakes and malt whiskies. There is also a W H Smith and a duty free shop. There are various tourist information stands situated around the airport where leaflets can be picked up providing details of places to stay and visit.
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