Flights to Inverness

On the banks of the River Ness in the heart of the Highlands you’ll find Inverness, a small yet thriving city. Surrounded by sweeping glens, mountains and a rugged coastline, Inverness is your gateway to an adventure in the Scottish wilderness.

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The gateway to the Highlands

Fly from London to Inverness with British Airways and you can be spotting dolphins in the Moray Firth in just over an hour and a half – or searching for elusive sea monsters in Loch Ness down the road.

Founded in the 12th century, Inverness is steeped in history, with Culloden Moor – the site of the Jacobite rising of 1745 – nearby, and the city’s imposing castle standing proud upon the hill. You're spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor pursuits, from mountaineering and climbing during the summer to skiing at Aviemore in the winter months.

After a day soaking in the area’s natural beauty and fresh air, head south of Inverness to Speyside, which has the largest concentration of whisky distilleries in Scotland. Book your flight to Inverness today.

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Flight time

1 hr 35 mins

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Inverness flight FAQs

A flight from London Heathrow to Inverness Airport takes around one hour and 35 minutes.

You’ll find great value flights to Inverness all year round, but prices are often slightly cheaper outside the busier summer months of July and August. To find the cheapest flights to Inverness, use our low fare finder.

While Inverness has its fair share of luxury lodgings and hotels catering to its international visitors, you’ll find there’s plenty around to cater for all budgets. Save money on your stay by seeking out independent guest houses and small B&Bs. You won’t need to spend a penny to enjoy the region’s natural beauty, from its hills, lochs and walking trails to the city’s own Ness Islands, which connect to the riverbank by footbridges.

The Inverness Museum and Art Gallery is an impressive addition to the city, and it’s also free to enter for all visitors – although donations are always welcome.

Inverness Airport is 15km outside the city and you can reach the centre by bus in around 40 minutes. You can also take a taxi from outside the terminal building and be in the city in just 20 minutes. Once you’re in Inverness you’ll find it’s compact and walkable, although there are regular bus and train services for exploring further afield.

You can hire a car with British Airways too if you want to see more of what Inverness-shire and the Highlands have to offer. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.

More than just a Highland escape, Inverness’ arts and culture scene is thriving. You can enjoy live folk music most nights of the week at local venues and a variety of performances at the city’s Eden Court Theatre. There are a few galleries in the town, like the elegant Browns Gallery which showcases a curated collection by established and contemporary Scottish artists – and it’s perfectly located next to Inverness Castle.

Visiting in the summertime? Don’t miss the Inverness Highland Games to witness the tossing of the caber, taste some local whiskies and go all-in at the evening ceilidh. You’ll also find local makers and independent brands at the city’s remarkable Victorian Market, complete with an ornate cast-iron and wooden domed roof. It’s been a hub of activity since 1890 and is open daily for souvenir hunting.

You can book a hand baggage-only ticket or make the most of our generous baggage allowance. If you choose economy standard or one of our British Airways Holidays’ packages, each passenger can check in a bag weighing up to 23kg – in addition to a handbag, laptop case or other small bag. Families travelling in any cabin with younger children can also check in one car seat and one fully collapsible pushchair. Read more about baggage allowances for children.

If you’re flying in our business cabin, you can check in two bags weighing up to 32kg each. Read our baggage guide for full details.

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Our cabins

All our cabins offer the same great – and uniquely British – experience. Choose your perfect way to fly, from economy to business.

Economy

Our Euro Traveller cabin offers all the touches you need to enjoy your flight at an affordable price.

Euro traveller

Business

Work or relax in our Club Europe cabin and enjoy lounge access, a dedicated check-in area and more personal space.

Club Europe

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