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Inverness may be the UK’s most northerly city but that doesn’t mean it’s not incredibly well-connected. In fact, with so many flights arriving at Inverness from other UK airports, finding a great deal on your air fare shouldn’t prove a challenge.
Book your flight today to explore the glens, mountains and whisky trails of the Highlands and see if you can spot that mysterious, brooding presence that is said to lurk beneath the waters of nearby Loch Ness.
And Nessie is not the only surprise that awaits: the cheapest UK flights to Inverness, such as those from London or Edinburgh, can cost little more than a few pounds – so start your monster and flight hunt now!
The peak tourist season in Inverness is during July, August and September, helped on by the warmer, drier weather and the UK school holidays. September also sees the added visitor boost of the Loch Ness Marathon, which starts at Fort Augustus on the southern side of the loch and ends in the centre of the city. Air fares will be higher during this period, although it’s still possible to find some great deals.
Winters can be bitterly cold – and not great for exploring the scenic surrounds. Inverness can experience some of the coldest winters of any UK destination, with average temperatures only reaching -1oC, but the low price of your air fare may well warm you up a little.
Late spring, during the months of April and May, and early autumn, are great times to catch Inverness in fair weather and without the summer crowds. Hotels and airlines regularly discount during this shoulder season.
The earlier you book the better chance you have of finding the best-priced plane tickets to Inverness. But, here are some other tips to grab a great deal on your flights to Scotland.
Optimal flight times from UK airports to Inverness are:
Inverness Airport is located just outside the city. It is served by buses which take about 30 minutes to reach the centre. Taxis and car rental companies are also available. An open return fare is a little over £5 on the bus, whereas a taxi will cost £15-20.
For onward journeys by train, you will need to head to Inverness Rail Station, which is located in the city centre.
Airlines offering direct flights to Inverness from the UK include:
Most of the main Inverness tourist sites are easily reached on foot. For travel further afield, car hire is the most convenient option, but buses and trains do serve other nearby attractions and cities.
The most northerly city in the UK is many people’s gateway to the history and natural beauty of the Highlands. Hike off into the gorgeous glens and rugged mountains or strap on a pair of skis to whizz down the slopes in the winter at resorts such as Nevis Range and Glenshee.
Sample how the waters of the River Ness are distilled into world-class whisky before you drink in the palpable sense of the past at Culloden Moor, Fort George, Inverness Castle and St Andrew’s Cathedral.
You can’t leave without trying your luck spotting Nessie at Loch Ness, just 23 miles from Inverness. Urquhart Castle, one of the largest in Scotland, perches on the loch’s rocky shore that encompasses a freshwater lake with a surface area of over 35 miles.
Visit Inverness in June and you can enjoy the Inverness Highland Games. Held each year since 1821 you’ll witness traditional track and field athletics events alongside the caber toss, highland dance and piping.
Thanks for help with cabin bag
Pilot to Inverness very friendly and re-assuring.
THE STAFF DID AN AMAZING JOB OF CALMING NERVOUS CHILDREN PRIOR AND DURING THE FLIGHT. ;-)
Good easy flight and attentive staff
Seat pitch tight for taller people
Staff very considerate of toddlers and children. Very friendly and professional.
Really, they could allow people to take a small handbag that can stored under the front seat. Wouldn't hurt them - and make such a difference!
Too little leg to room
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