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Inverness Airport Bus

IATA code: INV
Passengers: ~ 1 million

Inverness Airport (INV) is an international airport situated in Dalcross, but serving Inverness, a city in the Scottish Highlands. The airport is considered the main gateway to the Northern Scotland.

There are several companies operating the airport among which are British Airways, KLM and EasyJet. Each year, the airport handles around a million passengers.

It’s located about 13 km from Inverness, so there are several ways of getting to and from the airport.

If you’re flying to Inverness make sure to read our guide with relevant information about the airport.

How to get from Inverness Airport to Inverness


Jet Bus line 11 is an airport shuttle that takes you to Inverness, stopping close to the central railway station. The line also stops in towns Nairn and Elgin.

  • Buses operate 24/7 from Monday to Saturday, every 20 minutes at the peak hours, and once per hour at off-peak hours.
  • The journey takes approximately 20 minutes
  • Approximate fare starts from £4


Currently, there is no train station at the airport. The new train station is being planned for the period between 2020 and 2024.


If you prefer a more comfortable ride over public transport, consider taking a taxi. You will find a taxi rank just outside of the terminal building. Taxi companies such as Tartan Taxi and Inverness Taxis are at your disposal.

The approximate fare from the airport to the city centre of Inverness ranges between £15-£20.


Another way to travel from Inverness Airport is with a private, door-to-door transfer directly to your accommodation in the city. You can pre-book a transfer for a hassle-free experience, a professional driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination.

Renting a car at Inverness Airport

For those of you who prefer to explore the area on your own, the best option would be to rent a car directly at the airport.

You can find offices of several rental agencies at the airport, including Avis, Budget and Europcar.

However, you can always rent a car online and avoid potential queues at the airport.

Renting a bus

Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book it online, so the bus rental companies have enough time to advise you on the meeting point and all other information.

Airlines at Inverness airport

There are 6 airlines with regular and seasonal flights to or from Inverness.
Some of the most popular destinations are Palma de Mallorca, Belfast and London.

Here’s a list of the airlines:

  • Albastar
  • British Airways
  • easyJet
  • KLM
  • Loganair
  • TUI Airways

Facilities and Services

If you’re waiting for your flight or you’re on a layover, maybe some of these services and facilities available at INV airport will help you:

  • ATMs
  • Duty-free Shops
  • First Aid Room
  • Parenting Room
  • Prayer Room
  • Restaurants and Cafes

Accommodation near the airport

If you want to stay somewhere overnight before or after your flight, check out this map of available accommodation units in the vicinity.

Inverness Airport FAQs

I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?

No, bus service operates the airport 24/7 and if you want a more comfortable ride, taxis and private transfers are at your disposal.

Can I exchange money at the airport?

Yes, you will find several ATMs throughout the terminal building.

I am continuing my journey outside Inverness. Are there any direct lines to other destinations?

Bus line 11 that connects the airport with Inverness downtown also stops in towns Nairn and Elgin. More options can be found at the train station which is located about a 15-minute ride from the airport. You can also search for the desired routes on GetByBus.

Does the airport have storage lockers?

Unfortunately, there are no luggage storage facilities at the airport.

Is there a free WiFi service available at the airport?

Yes, the airport offers a free WiFi service in the terminal.

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