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Inverness Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Inverness Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

INV Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what to expect during your time at Inverness Airport (code: INV).

What to Expect

  • inverness airport guideThis small, older terminal provides flights to several UK destinations and a few international cities.
  • WiFi is available to help pass the time
  • Economy class travellers can pay to access one airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Inverness Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Inverness Airport does not appeal to you, here are some hotels located within 2 miles of the airport:

  • The Gun Lodge Hotel – (2 miles from the airport) No airport shuttle. The hotel suggests a taxi for approximately £10.  » Check Rates
  • Dolphin Bay Suites – (2 miles from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Easter Dalziel Farm Self-Catering Cottages – (2 miles from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Express Invernsss – (6 miles from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Inverness Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  Aspire Lounge – Location: Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available within the departure hall at Inverness airport.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs that dispense Sterling are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside. There are no ATMs Airside.

Baby Care Facilities – A parenting room is available for use. Ask an Information Desk staff member for access.

Disabled Services – The airport provides a range of assistance services that cover the car park through to boarding. Passengers requiring assistance should pre-book a minimum of 48 hours before travel. The airport recently added a Changing Places Restroom offering space for mobility access with enough room for two caregivers, a bed, ceiling mounted hoist and more.

Drinking Water – Thirsty? The airport offers drinking water taps in the washroom facilities. Cups included.

Duty Free & Shopping – There is no designated duty-free shop at Inverness. However, you can browse a WHSmith, a whisky store and a unique gift boutique.

Food & Drink – Inverness airport is not open 24 hours, and as such, neither are the restaurants. Most concessions will remain open until the final departure, and open roughly when the airport does. Two restaurants are located landside (D’Lish and The Meeting Place) and airside you will find the Stag & Thistle Bar & Kitchen as well as Cafe Rapide.

Information Desk – Available in the main concourse.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available at the First Aid Room. Ask an Information Desk staff member for assistance.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Prayer Rooms – A multi-denominational chapel is available, as is an airport Chaplain.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available

Airport Hours

The airport terminal is open 5:00AM – 10:30PM.


Inverness airport is served by the following airlines: British AirwaysEasyJet • Edelweiss • JetsGo • KLM • Loganair • TUI.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Stagecoach Jet Bus service runs every 30 minutes between INV airport and Inverness city center. Hourly service is also available to Nairn, Forres and Elgin. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the Stagecoach website.

Car Rentals

Avis and Europcar are available onsite in the terminal building.


Taxis are readily available 24-hours a day ground transportation area. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required, but service can be pre-booked by contacting Inverness Taxis via phone, text, email or online.


The Inverness Train Station can be reached by taxi in approximately 15 minutes. If you are travelling by bus, get off at Academy Street by Eastgate Shopping Center to reach the train station. Inverness Train Station is accessed by trains from all over the Highlands, including Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Last updated: 2020-06-17

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.