How to Get Here
There are lots of ways to travel to Inverness! Whether you prefer to come by road, air, rail or cycle, we've included some useful links below to help you plan your journey.
The two main driving routes to Scotland from the south are via the east of England on the A1, or via the west using the M6, A74(M) and M74. Both the RAC and the AA offer route-planning guides on their websites to help you plan your journey. From Glasgow and Edinburgh allow 3½ hours to reach Inverness. The A9 is the main trunk road to the Highlands and can be busy at times, so make sure you allow time to stop and take breaks to enjoy the scenery as you drive north.
If you already live in Scotland and know the area, then Highland Campervans is based on the edge of Inverness just along the A96 near Inverness Airport. There is a road sign to Kerrowaird on the A96. We are one field along from the 'Cloud Factory' - (known in real terms as the West Fraser, formerly Norbord, Factory). If you pass the factory on your left coming from Inverness our entrance is approximately 800 yards on the right hand side. Look for a big white sign.
Tel: 09003 401 100 - AA Roadwatch (traffic and weather information)
Dial 1740 from your mobile phone for Traffic News
Inverness Airport is just 9 miles from Inverness City Centre and only a 5 minute drive from Highland Campervans base. If your flight arrives late or leaves very early, there is a 4* Marriott Hotel at the airport.
There are several airlines that offer scheduled flights to and from Inverness Airport.
British Airways - London Heathrow (International Hub)
Easyjet - Bristol, London Gatwick, London Luton (International Hub)
KLM - Amsterdam (International Hub)
Loganair - Belfast, Benbecula, Birmingham, Kirkwall/Sumburgh, Manchester, Stornoway
If you are travelling by Easyjet, have a look at their Travelling With Children guide. The guide provides useful information about baggage restrictions and carriage of car seats, buggies etc. Children under the age of 16 travelling within the UK with a parent do not normally need ID for flights.
East Coast trains depart from London King's Cross and run up the east coast via Peterborough, York and Newcastle to Edinburgh. Journey times from London can be as little as 4½ hours to Edinburgh, then another 3½hrs north to Inverness.
The main long-distance service to Scotland that doesn't originate in London is on Cross Country trains which come direct from Plymouth to Edinburgh via Birmingham. If you would prefer to travel through the night, there is also a direct overnight Caledonian Sleeper Train from London Euston to Inverness run by Scotrail.
A quick change in Edinburgh puts you on the Scotrail trains which bring you north to Inverness on a scenic route through the Cairngorm Mountains. It takes about 3½ hours to reach Inverness. The rail journey here is a relaxed and laid back option and is certainly worth considering if you want to be able to see some of the UK's finest countryside on your way to Inverness.
Cross Country Trains
Tel: 08447 369 123
Tel: 08457 225 225
National Rail Enquiries
Tel: 08457 48 49 50
National Express, Citylink and The Megabus run coach services from all over the UK to Inverness. Journey times depend upon the routes taken and the day of the week, but if you're on a budget, the Megabus tends to be the cheapest option.
The Number 11 Stagecoach bus service between Inverness and Aberdeen passes by the bottom of our drive - you can ask the driver to stop and let you off.
Tel: 08705 808 080
Tel: 0900 160 0900
Tel: 0871 266 33 33
Tel: 01463 233371
If you are heading to us from a Scottish Island, or plan on visiting the Islands when you are away in your motorhome, the links to the main ferry operators are below:
Calmac (Hebridean and Clyde ferries)
Tel: 0800 066 5000
Northlink Ferries (Orkney and Shetland)
Tel: 0845 6000 449
Pentland Ferries (Orkney)
Tel: 01856 831 226
The national cycle route heads all the way from Southern England to the tip of Scotland. So if you have the time to travel here at a gentle pace, then why not consider cycling up - or even do part of the journey with train/bike combined? (Electric bikes very welcome!). Sustrans have lots of information on their website with maps to download or purchase.
Once in Inverness, you can jump into a comfortable motorhome and explore the wider region with four wheels, using your bike to access the remoter areas where parking is busy. The section from Glasgow to Inverness is on National Route 7, which starts in Sunderland, passing through two national parks before reaching Inverness.
If you would like to hire a bike with your motorhome hire, then we have links to local bike hire services on our Inspiration - Outdoor Activities page.