The principal airports in Scotland are Glasgow International, Glasgow Prestwick, Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen.
Edinburgh Airport is situated 8 miles west of the city centre, which can be reached by shuttle bus or taxi. This airport is a good access point for all of our trips, especially those beginning in Edinburgh, Aviemore (2½ hours) or Inverness (3 hours). It is also located just 1 hour from Glasgow.
Glasgow International Airport is situated 8 miles west of the city centre, which can be reached by shuttle bus or taxi. Glasgow is also a good access points for all of our trips.
Travel times are as follows: Aviemore (2½ hours), Edinburgh (1 hour), Inverness (3 hours), Mallaig (5 hours – West Highland Line) and Oban (3 hours – West Highland Line).
Glasgow Prestwick is located 30 miles south of Glasgow but is connected to the city centre by a direct rail link from the terminal. This airport is a good access points for all of our trips. For travel times, see the travel times from Glasgow to our various destinations and add 40 minutes. Glasgow International is slightly better for access to our trip starting points but there are many budget flights (with Ryanair and others) to Glasgow Prestwick.
Inverness Airport is located 10 miles east of the city centre, which can be reached by bus or taxi. This airport is useful for our trips which start in Inverness or Aviemore. Aviemore is approx 40 minutes by train from Inverness.
Aberdeen Airport is located 10 miles north of the city centre, which can be reached by bus or taxi. This airport is useful for our trips which start in Inverness or Aviemore. Inverness is 2 hours by train from Aberdeen, with Aviemore a further 40 minutes away.
There are many airlines offering flights directly to Scotland from Europe. These include:
Alternatively, there are many airlines offering flights to London from Europe. Once in London, there are a number of options for travel to Scotland – click on ‘UK’ opposite for details.
It was an experience of a lifetime. My husband had never done anything like this before and was lamenting before the trip about how he had let himself be talked into such a thing. He enjoyed it immensely, in spite of the weather conditions and being worried about my injury. We learned things about ourselves and saw a country from a very intimate perspective. We consider ourselves very lucky to have been able to walk the WHW together and would recommend Wilderness Scotland without hesitation.
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