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11 MARCH 2018

Getting Here

Location MapPeople are sometimes surprised at how simple it is to get to Inverness here in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. A ninety-minute flight from London for example will land visitors at Inverness Airport. Of course, there are also road and train options right into the city: it means getting to this unique scenic destination has never been easier.

Here is some key information to help you plan your journey well – and join us on the start line!

How to get to Inverness Sports Centre

Inverness Sports Centre is approx 1 mile from the bus and train stations and 11 miles from the airport View Inverness Sports Centre on Google Maps>

Inverness Airport

Provides direct flights from across the UK and Ireland to the capital of the Highlands and there are regular train and bus services linking Inverness to major cities including Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Aberdeen.

Travel by plane

Inverness Airport is located at Dalcross, 9 miles east of Inverness close to the A96 Inverness-Aberdeen trunk road. It has a regular bus service, taking arrivals into the city, whilst there are also a number of taxi options.

Flights to Inverness

Inverness Airport is the air gateway to the Highlands. The following UK and European destinations are served by scheduled flights to Inverness airport.

Flights to Scotland

Scotland’s four international airports, Glasgow, Glasgow Prestwick, Edinburgh and Aberdeen are served by a growing number of European and long haul destinations. Each of these airports enjoy excellent links with all the major European airport hubs including London, Amsterdam Schipol, Paris, Reykjavik and Frankfurt which provide many onward connections to this country.

Many more routes into Scotland from European, USA and other worldwide destinations can be found at: or by visiting individual airport’s websites.

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Public Transport

A bus service operates every 30 minutes from the airport into Inverness city centre. For timetables visit or call 01463 710555.

By Rail

There are regular services to Inverness from most major cities including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and London. The train station is situated just off Academy Street in the town centre.

By Bus

The main bus station which has recently been upgraded with increased capacity is also just off Academy Street in Inverness.


Taxis are available at Inverness airport and in the town centre:

By Road

The main accesses are:

From Edinburgh – M9 then A9.

From Glasgow there is a choice of routes. The most direct is A/M80 via Stirling, then M9 to Perth, and A9 to Inverness. Or you can indulge in the scenic delights of the A82 via Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe then past Fort William and Ben Nevis, before skirting the western side of Loch Ness virtually all the way. From Fort Augustus there is also the option of turning right, and then following the route of the Loch Ness Marathon up the southern side of Loch Ness through Foyers, and taking the Dores Road into Inverness.

From Aberdeen – A96 to Inverness.

From the south – M1/A1 to Edinburgh then as above, or M6/M74/M73 then A/M80 and onward as above.

2018 Date Announced

The 2018 Inverness 1/2 Marathon & 5K will take place on 11 March 2018, with entry opening soon!

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Congratulations & 2017 Results

A huge congratulations to everyone who took part in the 2017 Inverness ½ Marathon and 5K today!  Results for the ½ Marathon can be viewed here.

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A huge thank you to all our fantastic volunteers and our supporting sponsors & partners: Highland Spring, Run 4 It, Clif Bar and Speedy Services.

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2017 Photos

Don’t forget you can get a memento of your race day by looking at Marathon Photos pics of yourself in action here.

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