Trains to Inverness Airport

Here is everything you need to know about trains to Inverness Airport, whether you’re travelling from the city itself or the nearby Highland towns.

How to get to Inverness Airport by train

Inverness Airport Station is a scheduled stop on the Inverness to Aberdeen route run by Scotrail. 17 direct trains run from Inverness to Inverness Airport every day, with the average journey time being around 10 minutes.

Once you arrive, the station is connected to the terminal building via a walkway. This walk is famously quite far, being around 1 km. It takes most people between 15 to 20 minutes.

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Top routes to Inverness Airport

Coventry to Glasgow Central 4h 48mins £21
Motherwell to Glasgow Central 17mins £5
Lockerbie to Glasgow Central 1h 1min £9.50
Carlisle to Glasgow Central 1h 15mins £9.50
Preston (Lancs) to Glasgow Central 2h 24mins £12

What to do at Inverness Airport

Inverness Airport provides a selection of shopping options for travellers. This includes a branch of WHSmith, where you can purchase snacks for your flight or some reading material.

Other shops at the airport include the Whisky Cellar, which is an excellent choice for those seeking authentic Highland scotch before taking off.

Then there’s Jail Dornach, a Scottish clothing store offering a range of brands such as Johnstons of Elgin, Harley of Scotland, Eribe Knitwear, and Highland stoneware. You’ll also find a wide assortment of jewellery by Sheila Fleet.

Inverness Airport has The Aspire Lounge, which provides a vantage point for the airport terminal and the runway. Observe the activity on the busy airfield in comfort and leisure. The lounge is open to all departing airport guests, regardless of class or airline.

Inverness Airport holds the distinction of being the first UK airport to attain Hospitality Assured status, a prestigious accolade within the hospitality industry that acknowledges high standards of customer service.

Furthermore, the airport has received multiple Airport Service Quality Awards, demonstrating its genuine commitment to excellent service.

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Ways to save on your train ticket to Inverness Airport

If you’re looking to save money on your train to Inverness Airport, see below for some advice.

The first action to take is to set up Advance Train Ticket Alerts. This allows you to book to secure the lowest price ahead of time, ensuring you get the best deal possible.

Next, consider travelling off-peak if you can. While some flight times may not allow it, you could make big savings. Off-peak travel is between 10:30 and 14:30 or after 20:00 in the midweek, or any time on Friday or the weekend.

There are also Family Tickets to consider. Whether it’s discounted group tickets or using Railcards, this is another way to save big on your train to the airport.

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Get the app

If you want the freedom to pick your own seat, keep in tune with train times and generally make your travelling easier, download the Avanti West Coast App.

Alongside the useful booking feature, the app comes with plenty of extra benefits. This includes making changes to your route, tracking your train live and buying tickets with a payment method of your choice.

The app also allows you to store all your tickets in one place, all with zero booking fees.

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