Inverness is the Highland capital
Inverness is the transport hub of the Scottish Highlands with bus and train connections in all directions.
Guided Coach Trips
Coach trips are ideal for exploring the Highlands. You can stay in Inverness for a week and you can take a different guided tour each day to explore north, south, east and west! Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye and Orkney are some of the most popular destinations. You can also visit castles such as Cawdor or Eilean Donan Castle, and Speyside whisky distilleries. Check with the Tourist Information Centre for times and prices.
Bike hire / Car hire
Cars, vans, motorbikes and bicycles can be rented from various companies in Inverness.
Several companies offer cruises on Loch Ness and other boats go out into the Moray Firth to see the dolphins. Check out Loch Ness by Jacobite for cruises and coach tours of Loch Ness from Inverness.
Inverness is well served by trains in all directions to/from Glasgow/Edinburgh, Perth, Aberdeen, Wick and Kyle of Lochalsh. The official National Rail and thetrainline.com provide online timetables. Local services are operated by Scotrail. There is a Highland Caledonian Sleeper service from London direct to Inverness.
Dalcross International Airport is 8 miles east of Inverness. Taxis and car hire are available as well as a frequent shuttle bus service between the airport and city centre. Scheduled flights operate to/from London, as well as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Orkney and the Hebrides.
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