Getting to Loch Ness

Travel details to the event location will be announced later this year ready for 2015.

Travelling to Inverness

It is best to travel to Inverness, as this will be the easiest location to travel to the swim.

The Monster Swim 2013 event is taking place on Saturday the 17th August on the Loch Ness beaches in Dores. Click to view a map & get directions


Traveline Scotland offers an online journey planner which could be useful for individual travellers. Below are our suggested routes based on our experiences of travelling to the Monster Swim.

Getting to Inverness

By Plane

Inverness is the closest airport to Loch Ness although Aberdeen is also an option:

Flights to Inverness from the UK:

Flights from most major cities in the UK can be found through the following airlines:

Flybe – www.flybe.com – 0871 700 0535

easyJet – www.easyjet.co.uk – 0871 244 2366

Ryanair – www.ryanair.com – 0871 246 0000

Flights to Aberdeen are available from 17 UK Airports and for details of please see http://www.aberdeenairport.com/

Travel from Aberdeen airport to Inverness is available by coach or train. There is a shuttle bus that runs to Dyce train station with direct trains to Inverness.
Stagecoach service 10 runs regularly from the airport to Inverness bus station.

Flights to Scotland from European and other destinations:

Routes into Scotland from Europe and other worldwide destinations can be found at: www.visitscotland.com or by visiting individual airport’s websites.

By Rail

There are regular services to Inverness from most major cities including Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Aberdeen. The train station is located just off Academy Street (next to the bus station) in the centre of Inverness.

National Rail Enquiries – www.thetrainline.com – 08457 48 49 50

First Scotrail – www.firstscotrail.com – 08457 550033

By Bus

The main bus station is located just off Academy Street in the centre of Inverness

Citylink – www.citylink.co.uk – 08705 505050

National Express –  www.nationalexpress.co.uk – 08705 808080

Megabus – www.megabus.co.uk – 0901 331 0031

Public transport from the airport to the city centre

Buses run frequently between the Inverness Airport and Inverness City Centre. To find an up to date timetable visit the Stagecoach website and type Inverness into "select location".

Taxis are available at Inverness airport and take about 15 minutes to get you to the city centre for about £16. Taxis are also available in the city centre and at both the bus and rail stations.

City Taxis Inverness - www.citytaxisinverness.co.uk – 01463 222555

Highland Taxis – www.highlandtaxis.co.uk – 01463 222222

Inverness Taxi – www.inverness-taxi.com - 01463 898 301

Tartan Taxis – www.tartantaxis.com - 01463 222 777

Where to stay

For accommodation options, visit the Visit Scotland website the Visit Loch Ness website.


Monster Swim

August 17th 2013, Loch Ness