Aberdeen Airport © Iain Sarjeant

Why Scotland

Travelling to Scotland

Whether your delegates are coming from just down the road or from the other side of the world, there is a huge range of ways to travel to Scotland.

There are excellent scheduled flights to Scotland’s international airports. Many destinations have direct connections, and it’s also straightforward to travel via connecting airports in the rest of the UK and major European, North American and Middle Eastern hubs.

There are also direct ferries to ports in Scotland and England, as well as high-speed trains and an extensive motorway network that will get your delegates to Scotland, and around with ease while they’re here.

Delegates travelling from overseas


Blue plane Aberdeen Airport © Iain Sarjeant

Scotland has five international airports that your delegates can fly to. These are:

  1. Aberdeen International Airport
  2. Edinburgh Airport
  3. Glasgow Airport
  4. Glasgow Prestwick Airport
  5. Inverness Airport

There are lots of destinations with direct connections to Scotland, or your delegates can catch a connecting flight via airports in the rest of the UK (London for example) and other major European, North American and Middle Eastern hubs. Some of these include:

  • Europe – Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, Reykjavik and Frankfurt.
  • Middle East – Doha, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
  • North America – New York, Chicago, Orlando, Philadelphia, Toronto, Calgary and Halifax.

Find out more about travelling to Scotland from overseas, including flight information.


The MV Hebridean Isles Caledonian MacBrayne ferry near Port Ellen on the Isle of Islay

For delegates travelling from Northern Ireland, there are direct ferry connections from Belfast and Larne to Cairnryan in Scotland.

From Europe, ferries from Amsterdam travel to Newcastle (just over an hour’s drive from the Scottish border), while ports in Rotterdam and Zeebrugge connect with Hull in England (around a 4 hour drive from the Scottish border).

Channel Tunnel

Delegates travelling from Europe can also use the Channel Tunnel between Calais in France and Folkestone in England. From England, there are great train services and an extensive road network which will take them onwards to Scotland.

Delegates travelling from England and Wales

Trains Central Station Glasgow

If your delegates are travelling from England or Wales, there are regular flights, as well as a wide-reaching train and road network to get them to their destination.

Read more about visiting Scotland from England and Wales.

Getting around Scotland

The Forth Bridge viewed from South Queensferry

Scotland has a great motorway and road network which will get your delegates around with ease during your event, and afterward for those extending their business trip.

There is a wide range of private coach hire  and taxi companies which you can book for transfers between venues.

Find out more about getting around Scotland.