Dalcross International Airport is 9.7 miles from Inverness. There is a frequent bus service between the airport and city centre and taxis are available outside the Terminal Building.
Airlines flying to and from Inverness are:
Aer Lingus USA/Canada via Dublin.
EasyJet to Bristol, Gatwick & Luton.
Flybe to Amsterdam, Belfast City, Benbecula, Geneva, Jersey, Kirkwall, Manchester, Stornoway, Sumburgh and Benbecula.
Car hire is available inside the Terminal Building with:
Avis – Rental desk is just outside baggage reclaim.
Europcar – Rental desk is just outside baggage reclaim.
Other companies offering car hire from the Airport include:
Tartan Taxis – 01463 222 777
Inverness Taxis – 01463 222 222
Scottish Citylink cover almost all the major routes within Scotland and Inverness has regular coach connections with Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fort William, Oban, Ullapool, Aberdeen, Wick, Isle of Skye, etc.
Megabus is a new budget double decker bus service operating between Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Perth, Aberdeen and Inverness.
Stagecoach Buses operate on local routes (e.g. Inverness city centre, Strathpeffer, Beauly, Cromarty, Dingwall, etc.). Timeables can be obtained by clicking here or they are available at Inverness Bus Station.
Inverness is easily accessible by train on the railway lines to/from Edinburgh/Perth, Aberdeen, Wick and Kyle of Lochalsh and from anywhere in the UK. The National Rail Enquiries web site provides online information & booking and Scotrail have great deals for journeys around Scotland.
NorthLink Ferries travel to Orkney and Shetland. Choose from up to three sailings a day from Scrabster (near Thurso) to Stromness in Orkney and nightly sailings from Aberdeen to Lerwick in Shetland – with four of these sailings going via Orkney’s capital, Kirkwall.
Caledonian MacBrayne Hebridean & Clyde Ferries sail to twenty-four destinations on Scotland’s West Coast. From Arran in the south to Lewis in the north. Their network covers some of the most beautiful and dramatic places in Scotland.
Pentland Ferries cross the Pentland Firth to Orkney. The crossing takes approximately one hour during which you will sail through the Pentland Firth and into the Orkney Archipelago. This is the shortest and quickest sea route to Orkney with your car.
There are various web sites providing useful weather forecast information including: