Take a trip to the capital of the Highlands, Inverness. Explore this compact city and discover a slower way of life, but still with interesting things to do and events. Use Inverness as a base to explore Highland scenery, iconic castles, majestic mountains and unique wildlife, including the famous Loch Ness monster.
Map of Inverness
Travel to and Around Inverness
Plan your trip to Inverness with our handy travel info, or check out Visit Inverness Loch Ness for more travel tips.
Getting to Inverness
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Inverness railway station is right in the heart of the city and has frequent fast and reliable services to and from major cities.
LNER trains run along the east coast from cities such as London, York, Newcastle and Edinburgh.
ScotRail provides an express rail service direct to Inverness from many major cities.
Inverness can also be reached overnight from London on the Caledonian Sleeper.
ScotRail are also offering a 20% discount on off-peak tickets for Caledonian Sleeper customers.
Inverness is linked to the rest of Scotland and UK by the A9. It is a great base for travelling further north or west into the Highlands, or for exploring Moray Speyside to the east.
- From Edinburgh or Glasgow - 3 hours
- From Manchester - 6 hours 30 minutes
- From Birmingham - 8 hours
Inverness Airport is located 9 miles north-east of Inverness. You can fly from a number of destinations across the UK and Europe.
You can travel from the airport to the city centre in around 30 minutes by bus, tram, taxi or car.
Getting around Inverness
Inverness is easily explored on foot with most key attractions within walking distance of each other. Attractions beyond the city centre can be reached cost effectively by public transport and again explored further by foot.
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Stagecoach operate regular buses across the city of Inverness.
There are several taxi companies available in Inverness. There are also licensed taxi ranks at Inverness Airport, Inverness Bus Station and Inverness Train Station.
Want to relax and let someone else drive?
Book a tour and hear from a knowledgeable local tour guide as they highlight points of interest, stop off at the best hidden gems and visit the iconic landmarks you’ve heard all about.
A tip from your local expert
Experience the splendour of Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle by joining a cruise with Loch Ness by Jacobite. They offer a range of trips from a one-hour leisurely cruise to a six-hour coach and cruise combination.
Assistant iCentre Manager, Inverness
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