Wherever in the world you are coming from, if you are travelling to Inverness you will be amazed by this breathtakingly beautiful part of Scotland!
Inverness is truly the heart and travel hub of the Scottish Highlands. And being so close to the mysterious and legendary Loch Ness, it has become an iconic global destination. Travelling to Inverness is easy, as the city is well served with transport links. The airport is just 10 minutes from the city centre. So it’s easy for visitors from all parts of the globe to get here by air. And there are good inland road and rail links into Inverness, offering the opportunity to enjoy fabulous scenery en route. So even the journey here can be a special and memorable part of your experience.
Once you’re here, there are many ways to get around Inverness and nearby Loch Ness.
Local rural buses provide a service to all Inverness, Loch Ness and Highland areas. Use the Traveline Scotland Journey Planner.
Local car tour and bus tour operators offer organised and tailored tours. There are licensed taxi ranks at Inverness Airport, Inverness Bus Station and Inverness Train Station. You can order local Loch Ness tour cars and taxis in advance, and many accommodation providers will help you arrange transfers – just ask when booking.
The best way to experience Inverness and Loch Ness by foot or bike, is on the brand new Loch Ness 360° Trail. This epic route around the whole of Loch Ness, starts and finished in Inverness. If you don’t have 6 days to complete the 72-mile trail, you can simply choose any one of the six sections. And if you don’t have your own bike with you, you can easily hire one from Ticket To Ride in Inverness.
The sixty mile long Caledonian Canal connects Loch Ness and the Great Glen to Inverness to the north and Fort William to the south. You can up your chances of seeing the Loch Ness Monster by hiring your own cruiser to sail where you want to go. There are piers, jetties and mooring places along Loch Ness. Most are free of charge. The hotels and pubs welcome boating visitors and there are well-stocked shops along the way with full services in some of the larger villages. If you don’t want to sail yourself, there are some excellent well established Loch Ness cruises that last from a couple of hours to all day (and overnight!).
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