Business travel in Scotland is easier than you might think. Inverness and Loch Ness may be in the remote Highlands of Scotland, but we have excellent travel links. Whether you want to travel by Air, Rail, or Road, you won’t be disappointed. Inverness Airport recently awarded as “Scottish Airport of the Year” enjoys daily flights to and from major airports with all the key airlines. Read below for more information on airlines and travel locally to and from the airport.
Inverness is the Capital City of the Highlands. We have great road and rail links directly to the city centre. Whilst we are a remote city, business travel is simple. Arrive in the city and be at the far end of Loch Ness in less time than it would take to cross London! A ring road connects the circumference of Loch Ness to the city of Inverness, making for a simple commute. So whether you’re staying in Inverness, at a conference on the North Side in one of our Scottish Castles, or escaping to the beautiful South side of Loch Ness, getting there will not be a problem.
Inverness is well served with transport links and with the airport just 10 minutes from the city centre it is easy for visitors from all parts of the globe to get here by air. What’s more, taxis, private chauffeurs and tour guides are readily available to escort you from A to B.
There are good road and rail links into Inverness from the south both offering the opportunity to enjoy fabulous scenery en route making the journey a part of your lifelong memorable experience of Scotland.
It’s just over a 3-hour drive or train ride from Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Central belt of Scotland to Inverness, Loch Ness. So your fastest route is by plane. Flying to Inverness Airport is simple. The major airlines are expanding routes to our Scottish city airport each year. We now enjoy short daily direct flights with British Airways, KLM, Flybe and Easyjet from all major UK airports. Furthermore, many international airports are now flying directly to our doors. See the Inverness Airport website for full flight Schedules.
Our Highland Airport is located just to the east of the city Inverness, where you can travel into the city by bus, taxi, chauffeur or car hire. The next closest major Scottish airports are Glasgow Airport, Aberdeen Airport & Edinburgh Airport. All are around 3 hours commute from Inverness. If flying to these airports you can travel to us directly by car hire. alternatively, a short commute into their city centres will allow you to catch a bus or train ride north to us.
If you are flying on business to London, the fastest route to Inverness is by plane. Alternatively, you can catch a train or bus north. This journey is around 9 hours. Sleeper trains are also available.Inverness Airport
If you’re coming to the Highlands for a special business trip, travelling by road or rail really is spectacular! Our Highland city and famous great Loch are situated roughly 3 hours north of the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. You can catch a train directly from Edinburgh. From Glasgow, you will need to make one quick change at Stirling train station or Perth train station. If driving, the A9 is the main route north. It’s a beautiful journey through rugged Scottish landscapes. Here you will capture a true glimpse of the vast Scottish Highlands.
If you are starting your journey from Edinburgh or Glasgow, some great places to stop off on route include Stirling, Pitlochry and Aviemore. Stirling Castle is a wonderful sight as is the Stirling William Wallace monument. Pitlochry offers super eateries in a quaint little Scots village. Aviemore has some great shopping at the Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort, as well as super outdoor activities.
The A82 offers a longer, alternative and more scenic route from Glasgow. This drive takes you via Loch Ness through the famous Great Glen to Inverness.
If travelling from Aberdeen take the A96 or the A887 from the west coast and the lovely Isle of Skye.
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. Try Traveline Scotland journey planner.
Telephone: 0871 200 22 33 for timetables for buses, trains, coaches, ferries and Scottish internal flights.
Local Car Tour Operators & Bus Tour Operators offer organised and tailored tours. There are licensed taxi ranks at Inverness Airport, Inverness bus station and train station. Local Loch Ness tour cars and taxis can be ordered in advance, and many accommodation providers will help you arrange transfers – just ask when booking.
To reach Loch Ness by rail you can travel to nearby Inverness or Fort William. From Inverness 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) – one of the most relaxing and scenic ways to travel to the Highlands and most trains will also happily carry your bicycle…