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About Inverness Airport (INV)

The main air transport hub to the beautiful Highlands region of Scotland, Inverness Airport operates domestic and international flights, including connections to the Hebrides. Take a look at our Inverness Airport guide for information regarding terminal facilities, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.

Airport news:

There are plans to open a new railway station located at Dalcross, to the east of Inverness, which would provide easy access to the terminal complex. The planned opening date for this station is 2019.

Information:

The information desk (tel: +44 1667 464 000) is located in the centre of the main concourse.

Website:

http://www.hial.co.uk/inverness-airport

Driving directions:

From the centre of Inverness take the A96 northeast towards Aberdeen. The airport is located a short distance off the A96, between the turnings to Castle Stuart and Fort George. It is well signposted and the journey takes about 15 minutes.

Airport Info

Code:
INV
Address:
Inverness
Dalcross
Scotland
IV2 7JB
Location:

Inverness Airport is situated 13km (8 miles) northeast of Inverness city centre.

No. of terminals:
1
Telephone:

+44 1667 464 000

Time Zone:
Greenwich Mean Time
GMT +0000

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus:The Jet Bus route 11 (tel: +44 1463 233 371; www.stagecoachbus.com) runs from Queensgate, connecting the city centre with the airport, Culloden, Nairn, Forres and Elgin. The bus stop is located directly outside the terminal building. The journey time is approximately 20 minutes to the city centre and fares start at around £4 one-way.

Taxi:Taxis are available outside the airport, or can be pre-booked via Inverness Taxis (tel: +44 1463 222 222; www.inverness-taxis.com) or Tartan Taxis (tel: +44 1463 222 777). The fare to Inverness should cost between £15 and £20. 

Public transport rail:

Rail services run from Inverness station to numerous destinations throughout Scotland and the wider UK (tel: +44 345 748 4950; www.nationalrail.co.uk). The station is 15 minutes by taxi from the airport.

Terminal facilities

Money:

ATMs are available within the terminal building.

Food:

There is one landside bar/restaurant that serves cakes and sandwiches. After the security screening area there is one bar/café and one separate café.

Shopping:

Bookshops/newsagents can be found both before and after security. There is also a clothes shop selling designer items in the departures area. Duty-free shopping is not available at the airport.

Luggage:

There are no left-luggage facilities. Trolleys are available in the baggage reclaim and public areas. For lost property, contact the Duty Security Supervisor in the terminal (or tel: +44 1667 464 000).

Other:

There is a photo booth and a multi-denominational chapel. First aid treatment is available from the information desk.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

Photocopy and fax facilities are available from the information desk. The airport can also provide conference facilities, catering and presentation equipment for meetings (tel: +44 1667 464 000). Additional meeting facilities are also available at larger city hotels, including the Best Western Palace (tel: +44 1463 223 243; www.invernesspalacehotel.co.uk).

Disabled facilities:

The terminal is on one level only. There are disabled toilets, a disabled drop-off area and disabled parking. Personal assistance, wheelchairs and an ambulift are available: passengers should contact the airline with which they are travelling in advance to organise assistance. Additional help and first aid treatment is available from the information desk.

Car parking:

Short-term parking (free for 20 minutes) is available in car parks 1, 2 and 3, located directly in front of the terminal building. Long-term parking can be found off site. For further parking information and booking, contact the airport's parking services (tel: +44 871 360 1292). Parking can also be reserved via the airport's website.

Car rental:

Car hire companies Avis, Budget and Europcar are represented at Inverness Airport, with desks in the arrivals area.