The North West Highlands

Travel Information

Detailed Travel Information to the North West Highlands will be supplied in your Information Pack, but the following may assist with your planning. Inverness, the Gateway to the North-West Highlands is a great starting point for this holiday.

Arriving into Scotland

By Air:
Nearest International Airports: Glasgow International & Aberdeen. Nearest Domestic Airport: Inverness. Several domestic airlines fly daily into Inverness Airport.

By Rail:
Nearest Railway Station: Inverness. There are train services which travel from London Kings Cross to Inverness (journey time 9 hours). Frequent services operate on the West Coast Mainline to Glasgow.

By Road:
If you plan to travel by car, Ullapool is a 1.5 hour drive north-west of Inverness.

Getting to Ullapool

Please note that a car is necessary for this itinerary as local public transport is unsuitable for reaching the start points of many walking routes. We can arrange car hire for you on request, with collection from Inverness or from any Scottish city or airport.

First Scotrail operate train services from Edinburgh/Glasgow to Inverness and to other destinations around the country. There are usually 3-5 services each day (journey time 3 - 4 hours). There are also regular Citylink coaches to Inverness each day (journey time 3 hours 30 minutes).

Car Hire
We offer great value, fully inclusive rates and ensure we arrange the right car to suit your needs. The rates we obtain are fully inclusive with no hidden extras, and we can arrange one way hires if you are flying into one airport and returning from another.

Train Tickets
Great savings can be made by buying your train tickets in advance through theTrainline website at Although tickets can only be mailed to a UK address, overseas customers can still order tickets in advance and collect them from a Fast Ticket machine in the UK. Fast Ticket machines are located in most mainline railway stations.