The most northern city in the UK, Inverness is a long way from pretty much everywhere. But with an airport just 10 minutes away and several A roads and fast train connections, it’s relatively easy to get in and out of the city.
Getting around Inverness
An international airport flying to Spain, Holland and Ireland, Inverness Airport is just a 10-minute drive from our Inverness Centre (Milburn Road) hotel. Servicing nearly one million customers each year, the airport has flights from British Airways, KLM, easyJet and FlyBe, with London, Amsterdam and Manchester being three of the most popular destinations.
Jet Bus offers a 24-hour bus service from the city centre and the airport every 20 minutes at peak times and every hour off-peak, while Stagecoach also run a service from the railway station to the airport each day. There are plenty of short-, medium- and long-stay car parks at the airport, alongside taxi services from Inverness Taxis, which can be booked directly through the airport website.
Inverness Railway Station
A short walk from the train station, Inverness Bus Station is located north of the city centre on Margaret Street and runs regular services to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow via a range of bus companies, including Megabus, National Express, Citylink and Stagecoach Bluebird. The station is equipped with a café and toilets, with plenty of bars and shops nearby in the city centre.
Built to ease city centre congestion, The Inverness Trunk Road West Link opened at the end of 2017 and has helped ease traffic across the River Ness thanks to several new bridges. More road developments are set to open in the next few years aimed at further easing city centre congestion.
The main railway station for much of the north of Scotland, Inverness Railway Station opened in 1855 and is now a seven-platform station that has regular connections to London, Aberdeen, Perth, Glasgow and Edinburgh. If you want to get to London in style, Inverness is one of the departure points for the Caledonian Sleeper; one of only two sleeper services in the UK. Leaving Inverness in the evening, the journey takes around 12 hours, allowing you to get plenty of sleep in your cabin and depositing you in London the next morning.
There are several cafés and shops in the station, as well as a short- and medium-stay car park.