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 point 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.
The below services are great for booking and comparing flights:
Alternatively, there are many airlines offering flights to London from Europe. Once in London, there are a number of options for travel to Scotland.
If you prefer travelling by train, you could also book the Eurostar to Southern England from France, Belgium and the Netherlands. If you want to bring your car you can book the Eurotunnel Shuttle which takes road vehicles between Folkstone and Calais.
You could also take the ferry to various ports in England. There are numerous ferries between France and England, with multiple daily options, also various weekly sailings between Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland and Belgium. Check out www.directferries.com for more information.