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Stornoway Airport

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Stornoway airport is situated just over 2 miles from the town of Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles, and is the principal town in the area. The airport is about a 10 minute drive from the centre of town – a busy port which houses a number of attractions including a museum and art gallery. Stornoway airport is also an ideal gateway for visiting the Hebridean isle of Harris.

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The airport is open from 7.15am until 8pm Monday to Friday and 7.15am until 4pm on Saturday, 11.45am until 7pm on Sundays.

A regular bus service runs from the town to the airport Monday to Saturday. Part of the HIAL ( The Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd) the airport has two main airlines, Flybe and Eastern Airways  who operate flights between Aberdeen , Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow and Stornoway airport. Transfers are available from Inverness airport to Bulgaria, Jersey, Zurich and Portugal.

Parking facilities are available next to the terminal building and drivers can pick up and drop off passengers directly at the front of the building although are not allowed to park there. Car hire companies operate within the arrivals area –  pre-booking is recommended; a variety of types of vehicles are available to hire from minibuses to automatic cars.

Around 5 cab companies run services from the airport and advance booking is recommended - otherwise a taxi can be picked up at the airport, but there may be a long waiting time. Most operate from Monday to Sunday.

There is a visitors section within the airport with information on things to do and see in the Western Isles. There is a cafe serving hot food, some of which is locally sourced and other refreshments such as tea, coffee and soft drinks are available.


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