Inverness Airport Overview
Inverness Airport is in Dalcross which is located approximately 12.8 km from the city centre of Inverness in Highland, Scotland. Residents and visitors of the northern region of Scotland primarily utilize the facility to reach destinations in the U.K. A limited number of flights are available to several cities in Europe and the air carriers using Inverness including Flybe and Easyjet offer interconnecting service to major international destinations. The single runway site handles an approximate 600,000 passengers travelling through Inverness Airport each year.
Inverness, airport code INV, can be reached by car from the A96 Aberdeen-Inverness Trunk Road. The nearest rail station is located in the city centre and is serviced by a regular bus line and taxi company. Travel to other regions of the U.K. can be arranged through the National Express coach service.
Passengers and visitors will find the terminal facilities open between the hours of 5:30 and 22:00 during the week and from 10:00 to 22:00 on Sundays. Food and beverage choices after security include a Starbucks and D’Lish Restaurant that offers snacks, sandwiches and pastries and features a licensed bar. A W.H. Smith store sells books, magazines, snacks and travel convenience items.
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The short stay car park, located directly in front of the terminal, allows a 20 minute free passenger drop-off period. An additional long stay car park is available for holiday travellers or for longer business trips and can be reached within a five minute walk to the terminal. Long stays over three days receive a reduced rate.
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Both Avis and Europcar maintain company desks within the airport terminal. Car hire may be prearranged through www.avis.co.uk or www.europcar.co.uk or by calling their international offices. Cars are available during regular flight schedules for pick-up after arrival. Passengers should check the individual companies for specific pick-up and drop-off hours.
Inverness Airport Hotels
The Express by Holiday Inn Inverness resides 9.44 km from the airport and is easily accessible by car. Guests enjoy a complimentary hot buffet breakfast and free parking. The spacious and comfortable rooms include a sofa bed and desk. Wireless Internet access is available.
The Thistle Inverness Hotel can be reached within a 10 km drive from the airport. Guests receive complimentary newspapers and free Wi-Fi Internet access. Rooms may be booked to include breakfast for an additional charge. Onsite property amenities include a restaurant and indoor swimming pool. A nearby bus service connects with the city centre and the airport.
The Drumossie Hotel offers a quiet retreat located 11 km from the airport.
Free parking, Wi-Fi access, complimentary newspapers and spacious, well-appointed rooms highlight the property. Guests may purchase breakfast and other meals at the onsite restaurant. The Hotel has attracted some fantastic reviews from its guests, with comments such as “outstanding hotel”, “wonderful location” and “very comfortable rooms”.
Both Flybe along with their subsidiary Loganair and Easyjet airlines provide service to London Gatwick on several flights per day. Other U.K. destinations include Manchester, Newcastle, Bristol, Southampton and London Luton Airport. Lufthansa Regional Airlines schedules seasonal flights to Frankfort and Dusseldorf. Air Europa provides service to Mallorca.
Several charter tour companies including Falcon Travel operate from Inverness Airport and provide travel to Zurich during the summer months. Newmarket Holidays also offers holiday packages to points in Italy, Portugal and Croatia.
The nearest rail stations are located 14 km from the airport at either Inverness or Nairn. National trains continue with connecting service to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and the Northern and Western Highlands. Click here to check the train timetables
Passengers arriving on the train will find timetables for local bus service at www.stagecoachbus.com. Click here to check the National Express coaches timetable.A taxi ride from the train to the airport takes approximately 15 minutes.
There are several taxi companies in the Inverness area that can take you to and from Inverness Airport. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.
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