Inverness Airport Guide (INV)

Airport info
Code: INV
Dalcross, Inverness, Scotland, IV2 7JB, United Kingdom

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

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +44
+44 1667 464 000

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.


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

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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.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

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

Public transport road

Bus:The Jet Bus route 11 (tel: +44 1463 233 371; 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; or Tartan Taxis (tel: +44 1463 222 777). The fare to Inverness should cost between £15 and £20. 

Terminal facilities


ATMs are available within the terminal building.


Public telephones are situated at various points in the terminal. Paid-for Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout, while internet kiosks are located in the main concourse of the departures area.


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.


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.


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).


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;

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.


There are no on-site hotels at Inverness Airport. Accommodation other than small bed and breakfast establishments can be found within the city itself, which offers a good range at different price levels.

Glendruidh House

+44 1463 226 499

Glendruidh House is located near to central Inverness and offers park-and-fly options for travellers departing Inverness Airport following their stay. The traditional country house hotel also provides free Wi-Fi internet access and serves food each evening.

Druid Glen, Old Edinburgh Road South, IV2 6AR, Inverness, United Kingdom

The Royal Highland Hotel

+44 1463 231 926

The Victorian-style Royal Highland Hotel is a 15-minute drive from Inverness Airport and has two restaurants and a cafe, as well as meeting and event space.

Station Square, Academy Street, IV1 1LG, Inverness, United Kingdom

Best Western Palace Hotel & Spa

+44 1463 223 243

Boasting a spa and swimming pool, the 88-room Best Western Palace Hotel & Spa overlooks the river in the centre of the city. Facilities include a gym and pool, along with a new restaurant.

8 Ness Walk, IV3 5NG, Inverness, United Kingdom

The Waterside Hotel

+44 1463 233 065

Perched on the banks of the River Ness, 16km (10 miles) from Inverness Airport, The Waterside Hotel has a restaurant with river views as well as conference and event facilities.

19 Ness Bank, IV2 4SF, Inverness, United Kingdom
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