Transport Links

Transport Links

The Highlands are easily accessible from elsewhere in Scotland, the British Isles or further afield via air, road, sea, and rail links. Travel to the region can be planned using the information and links below or via the Traveline and Traveline Scotland websites.

Air

Services from Inverness Airport provide excellent links to many of the UK'S cities, as well as many locations in mainland Europe, including Amstersdam Schipol. The Amsterdam link from Inverness provides connections to over 150 destinations throughout Europe and worldwide, all from the same terminal building, and with baggage transferred automatically - helping the Highlands to be a globally connected region.

In addition, there are 9 major airports in the Highland region, as well as a series of smaller airports and air strips, granting the ability to access more remote areas like Campbeltown, Shetland and Orkney. More information on these airports can be found at Highlands and Island Airport Limited 

Road

The Highlands is serviced by a modern and comprehensive road network, much of which is due to be upgraded, further enhancing these routes. 

Major trunk roads connect the Highlands with the rest of the UK, most pertinently the A9, which runs from Thurso in the North, all the way to Glasgow.

Rail

The Highlands offers access to all areas of the region through a series of excellent rail links. Services leave from Inverness North to Wick and Thurso, East to Aberdeen, West to Kyle of Lochalsh and South to a number of UK locations