Flying to London from Inverness. The quickest way of reaching London from Inverness is by getting a flight. The flights on this route are offered by EasyJet to Gatwick Airport and British Airways to Heathrow Airport. There are three EasyJet flights per day. One in the morning, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. On top of that, there’s one British Airways flight from Inverness to London at around midday. To catch the flight you have to go to the Inverness Airport which is located approximatelly 8 miles east from the city centre.
Getting to the airport is easy. You can catch the bus number A11 from the bus stop located right in front of Pizza Express near Eastgate Shopping Centre in Inverness. For the exact location of this bus stop please check the map below.
The bus travels approximately 25 minutes from the Inverness city centre to the Inverness Airport and the fare cost approximately £6.
You can also reach the Inverness Airport by taxi. The taxi fare from the centre of Inverness will cost you approximately £25.
Flying to London from Inverness Airport
There are public facilities at the Inverness Airport including the car rental, restaurant serving roast dinner, fish and chips, scampi, sandwiches, alcoholic and hot drinks. There is also a souvenir shop and the postbox. If your flight is delayed and you have nothing to do while waiting, you can buy the postcards that illustrate the Scottish Highlands and the city of Inverness and post them to your family or friends.
In comparison to larger airports in the UK, the security at Inverness Airport is a quick process. You still need to go through the security scanner so please don’t underestimate the time required for it. When you arrive to the so-called tax-free zone you will be able to do some shopping including buying whisky. Be aware however that the prices of whiskey are very high here at the airport. Some whiskys’ are priced at nearly double the supermarket price.
Pub at Inverness Airport
If you walk further down into the tax-free zone there’s a souvenir shop and a small pub in the corner.
Boarding your Flight
If you fly by easyJet and take only the had luggage with you, all you have to present to the airport staff before you board the aircraft is the boarding pass (printed or shown on your smartphone using easyJet app). If you take with you the hand luggage together with the checked-in luggage you must present your ID (driving licence, passport of birth certificate) to the airport staff. It is unknown to me their policy for people who don’t possess any personal identification (there are no compulsory ID cards in the UK)
It takes approx 1 hour and 25 min if you are flying to London from Inverness. At Gatwick Airport, the gate allocated for the internal UK flights is gate 55. This gate might not be always available. When its not available, your flight will taxi at any other allocated by the airport gate and the passengers will be transferred to the gate 55 by the airport bus.
Travelling from Gatwick Airport to Central London
Once you arrive to Gatwick Airport Train Station there will be three trains to London available to you.
- Southern Railway trains will take you to London victoria for approx £16. The journey takes approx 40 min.
- Thameslink Railway – brand new trains will take you to London via Croydon, London Blackfriers and Kings Cross St. Pancras for about the same fee of £16.
- Gatwick Express will take you to London Victoria station for £20. The journey takes approx 30 min.
Here is the information about flying to Inverness from London. If a flight is not enough and you are in need of local removals company in Inverness to move your possessions from London to Invenress, try Inverness Removals.