Getting to Scotland

There are an excellent range of transport options to Scotland, including a wide choice of flights into central Scotland's main airports.


By air


Flights to Edinburgh Airport

Flights to Glasgow Airport

Flights to Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Flights to Aberdeen Airport


Edinburgh airport is less than an hour to the courses on the East Lothian coast, while the journey to St Andrews takes around 90 minutes. The airport is an hour from Gleneagles and just over two hours to Inverness.

Direct transatlantic flights are available from:

Airlines operating flights from Europe directly into Edinburgh airport include:

  • Air France from France
  • Blue1 from Finland
  • BMI from Belgium, Denmark and Switzerland
  • Easyjet from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland
  • FlyBE from France
  • Germanwings from Germany
  • Iceland Express from Iceland
  • KLM from the Netherlands
  • Lufthansa from Germany
  • Norwegian from Denmark, Norway and Sweden
  • Ryanair from Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden
  • SAS from Sweden


Glasgow International Airport is less than an hour to the golfing towns of Troon and Prestwick, and around an hour to Gleneagles. St Andrews is just over 2 hours drive from the airport, with Inverness being over 3 hours away.

Direct transatlantic flights are available from:

International flights:

Airlines operating flights from Europe directly into Glasgow International airport include:


Prestwick Airport is particularly convenient for the west coast, being close to Troon, Prestwick and Turnberry. Prestwick Airport is around 45 minutes from the town of Glasgow.

Glasgow Prestwick has a range of Ryanair flights from Austria, France, Latvia, Italy, Portugal and Spain in addition to Wizzair flights from Poland.


Aberdeen Airport is very close to the links courses north of Aberdeen city and less than two hours to St Andrews.

Airlines flying to Aberdeen Airport from Europe include:


By rail

Edinburgh and Glasgow are well served by rail links to England, with journey time to London being just 4 and half hours to Edinburgh and around 5 hours to Glasgow.