Travel by Road
The A9 south links Inverness with Edinburgh, Scotland's capital, and the largest city, Glasgow. It also continues north across the Kessock Bridge to the Northern Highlands. To the east, the A96 links Inverness to the seaside town of Nairn and to Aberdeen. To the south-west, the A82 winds along beautiful Loch Ness and on to either Fort William or to the Isle of Skye via the A87. Scottish Citylink and National Express run coach services from Scotland's main cities and the rest of the United Kingdom while Stagecoach Inverness provide bus links with other Highland communities. There are also plenty opportunities to hire a car.
Travel by Rail
Inverness enjoys good rail links to every point of the compass – north to the Caithness towns of Thurso and Wick, east to Nairn and Aberdeen, south via Aviemore to Glasgow, Edinburgh and London, and west on the famous scenic route to Kyle of Lochalsh. Direct sleeper services from London and daily through trains provide a fast and efficient service. Details from Scotrail, Virgin East Coast and Network Rail.
Travel by Air
Inverness Airport, just 20 minutes from the city centre, handles scheduled daily flights from airports throughout the Highlands and Islands and Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast, Bristol and the London airports of Gatwick and Luton with Heathrow being added from May 2016. International flights also operate to and from Amsterdam and Dublin. For further details including charter routes see this map of routes, contact Highlands and Islands Airports or contact the individual carriers - EasyJet, Flybe or British Airways.