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Long Stay Car Park

Inverness Airport, Inverness, Scotland, IV2 7JB

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in October 2020.
  • There is a queuing system in place for entry to the building with a temporary marquee.
  • Passengers are let in one by one and met by a greeter who informs them about what restrictions are in place and the use of sanitisers.
  • The main terminal building is cordoned off into two sections to divide those checking-in from arrivals. This means that those in the Check-In Hall who wish to use the Multi-Denominational Prayer Room or the Changing Place have to leave the building and re-enter by the other entrance. The key to the Changing Place has to be first picked up at the information desk at the Check-In Hall entrance.
  • There are sanitising stations throughout the terminal building.
  • In Security, the benches after the security gates have been divided into sections for individual or family grouping use, to allow for social distancing.
  • There is signage throughout and floor markings for queuing at check-in desks.
  • Desks and counters throughout the airport have protective screens.
  • The accessible toilets in the International Arrivals Baggage Claim have been reduced from two to a single shared facility. The other is now for the use of Border Patrol staff only. This means that there is now only a right hand transfer toilet (the other being left hand transfer).
  • Standard toilets have some restrictions with urinals closed off etc. but all are open.
  • The following areas are currently closed; WHSmith in the Check-In Hall, the Meeting Place cafĂ© in the Arrivals Hall and the Aspire Lounge in Departures.
  • Face masks are required throughout the terminal building.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The airport is situated 15 minutes drive from the city centre via the A96 and B9039 as signposted.
      For SatNav please use the postcode IV2 7JB.
    • There is a drop off zone for all passengers within the Short Stay Car Park closest to the terminal.
      Car parking is free for the first 10 minutes to allow time to drop off passengers.
      The Short Stay Car Park and Blue Badge Parking is directly in front of the Terminal Building.
      Blue Badge holders may use this car park for long stay parking at normal long stay parking rates.
      Long Stay Parking is a 5 minute walk (800m) from the Terminal Building via a service road.
      There is also an overflow car park available for short and long stay parking.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.
    • Stagecoach operates the Jet Bus Service to Inverness Airport with up to a 30 minute service between the City of Inverness and the airport and up to an hourly service from the airport to Nairn.
      Buses run more frequently at peak times of the day.
      Please check current timetables before travel and on arrival contact the information desk for assistance with bus timings for your onward journey.
    • For more information on bus times to Inverness and Nairn please click here (opens new tab).
  • By Train View
    • The nearest Railway Station is Inverness.
    • Inverness Station is approximately a 15 minute taxi ride away from the airport and onward links are available to many destinations within the Highlands as well as Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
      If travelling by bus from Inverness Airport, passengers should get off at Academy Street by the Eastgate Shopping Centre to access the train station.
    • For more information on Inverness Station please click here (opens new tab).
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    • There is a taxi rank immediately outside the Terminal Building by the Premium Parking Car Park 1.

Getting Help and Assistance

  • For more information on getting help and assistance please click here (new tab).
  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include wheelchairs and walking sticks.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact the Special Assistance Team at the Information Desk.
  • Passengers requiring assistance are requested to pre-book at least 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure for their flight.
    This booking should be made with the your airline carrier, tour operator or travel agent.
    If this information is not made available within these time frames assistance may be limited or delayed.
    Carriage by the airline may also be denied.
    Best efforts will be made at all times to accommodate late bookings for assistance.
    Contact the Information Desk in the main terminal building for further information.
  • On arrival at the airport there are special assistance call points located in the Short Stay Premium Car Park 1, by the drop off zone, by the taxi rank and by the bus stop, with designated shelters adjacent.
    Assistance is then provided at all points from the call point through embarkation onto the aircraft.
  • Accessibility on the aircraft is the responsibility of the airline and is dependent on the individual provider.

Car Park Entrance

  • The car park entrance is on the left as you approach via the service road.
  • There is no height restriction at the entrance barrier.
  • There is a help/assistance intercom located at the ticket point.
  • There is not a hearing loop fitted at the ticket point.
  • Press the green button and take a ticket.
  • Payment is made prior to picking up the car at the pay terminals adjacent to the main terminal building.

Parking

  • Parking View
    • The venue does have its own parking facilities.
    • The car park is located off the service road to the left as you enter the airport.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does have a barrier control system.
    • There is a touchscreen at the barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
    • There is an overflow car park for staff and visitors.
    • There is a short stay car park opposite the terminal building and an overflow short and long stay car park off the service road to the left as you enter the airport.
  • Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • There is/are 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 500cm x 500cm (16ft 5in x 16ft 5in).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The Blue Badge bays in the short stay car park are charged at long stay rates and may prove more convenient for Blue Badge holders as the long stay car park is a 5 minute walk from the terminal.
  • Paying View
    • There are parking charges for the car park.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located at the entrance to the car park and at the payment machines in the building.
    • Payment term signs do make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Payment machines are located There are payment machines at the terminal entrances, adjacent to the short stay car park and card only payment terminals at the exit gates.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • To see the parking charges please click here (opens new tab).
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are dropped kerbs.
    • The entrance is not clearly visible from the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is clearly signposted.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is tarmac and block paving.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • There is no tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the car park and the entrance.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 800m (874yd 2ft) from the departure entrance.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).
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Long Stay Car Park Route Plan to Terminal Building

  • The distance from the car park to the terminal building is approximately 400m.
  • From either the car park entrance or the pedestrian exit adjacent to the Blue Badge bays, exit the car park to the main service road and turn right to follow the red marked path.
  • The main exit path is 93cm wide and the alternative exit is 138cm wide.
  • There are dropped kerbs to each exit.
  • The path is level.
  • After 50m at the zebra crossing, cross the service road to continue to follow the red marked path.
  • There is a speed bump halfway along the path.
  • After 100m at the end of the building by the signpost to the airport terminal turn left.
  • The path is 150cm wide.
  • There is a slight slope down.
  • Continue about 60m past the building on the left.
  • Cross the short stay car park (2) across the zebra crossing to the fence.
  • At the fence the path reduces to 90cm.
  • There is a slight slope down.
  • Cross the service road.
  • There are slight slopes and tactile markings at this crossing.
  • The red path now becomes a path with concrete paving slabs.
  • Continue 30m then turn right towards the terminal building at the light posts (in front of the H&A Airports Ltd building).
  • Cross the zebra crossing and pass between the bollards.
  • The bollards are 104cm apart.
  • Follow the path for approximately 100m to the arrivals entrance.

Main Terminal Building - Check-in Hall

Car Park Exit

  • There is no height restriction at the car park exit barriers.
  • There is a help/assistance intercom located at the ticket points.
  • There is not a hearing loop fitted at the ticket points.
  • Card payments may be made at the ticket points.
  • Turn right as you exit the car park to exit the airport.