Inverness Airport duty free

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About Inverness Airport (INV)

Dalcross, Inverness IV2 7JB
City: Inverness
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1667 464000
Arrivals: Inverness Airport (INV) Arrivals
Departures: Inverness Airport (INV) Departures
57.54249954, -4.047500134
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Inverness Airport (IATA: INV, ICAO: EGPE), is an airport serving the Inverness area in United Kingdom. Scroll down or click here to see what Inverness Airport shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities we have in our Duty Free Information 2022 Database. Currently in our database we have information on 2 shops, 1 cafes, and 2 restaurants at Inverness Airport. If you believe this data is out of date or incorrect in any way, please contact us and we will get our team of researchers to correct our data.

This airport has two asphalt runways. One is 700 meters long and the other is 1,887 meters long. Travelers use this destination to go to the North of Scotland or to see if they can find the Loch Ness monster. 946,391 passengers moved through its doors and 29,690 aircraft movements in 2019. The airport handles scheduled and charter flights for the United Kingdom.

INV began as an RAF station in 1940 and was used during WWII by RAF for gunner training, flight training and gliding schools, as well as flight schools. In 1947, it was opened to civilian travel. By the 1970s and 1980s, it handled daily flights from a few airlines, and in the 2000s the first international flights began. This prompted an upgrade to the single terminal to make room for waiting and shopping.

Long- and short-term parking is available with premium options for disabled passengers. There are parking places for motorcycles and coaches, too. Buses and taxis will get you to and from the airport.

How far away is Inverness Airport from from the centre of Inverness?

It takes approximately 19 mins to drive the 9.6 mi (15.4 kilometres) between the centre of Inverness and Inverness Airport, making it accessible enough to facilitate and accommodate any travel plans. Make sure you arrive in time to take the opportunity to explore the duty-free shopping opportunities located inside INV airport, where you can purchase exclusive perfumes and colognes, cigarattes, alcohol, food items, confectionery, and souvenirs from United Kingdom.

What are the parking options at Inverness Airport?

External parking options are available. Don't forget that you can also opt to leave your car at home, thanks to the many public transportation alternatives that can take you to and from Inverness Airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Duty free shopping is when you can purchase goods that have had the duty/tax (usually taxes like import, VAT, and sales tax) waivered by the government, therefore reducing the prices that you would normally expect to pay in a standard shop or website. Duty free shops are usually found at airports or sea terminals, but you can also sometimes purchase duty free goods during international flights or on cruises.

Anyone travelling internationally (between two different countries) is eligible to purchase duty free items.

The term 'duty' refers to the tax that you pay if you bring a product from one country to another. i.e. if you bought some perfume in the United Kingdom, and then flew to Germany you might have to pay tax in both countries. Most governments do not charge the duty on products bought when you are leaving that country, which means that the customer doesn't have to pay the tax twice. This usually only applies when you are leaving the country, i.e. it is for export purposes only.

As the price for items bought in duty free shops often have the duty taken off the RRP, it can make them a lot cheaper than if you bought the goods in a normal shop. However, there are usually limits on how much you can buy on your trip, and these limits will vary from country to country, and also vary from item to item (i.e. there will be different limits on alcohol and cigarettes).

The most popular items in duty free shops are usually the products that are most heavily taxed, i.e. alcohol, perfumes, and tobacco. Duty free inventories will vary from country to country, and also from airport to airport. In larger airports, you may even find different prices in the numerous shops - remember it's always best to shop around! Make sure you check our database to see all the shops at each airport, and then you can invesigate the prices at each one.

Sadly, you can't just turn up at a duty free shop with several empty suitcases and fill them up with goodies! Restrictions will be in place, and these can vary from country to country. You will only be allowed to buy certain amounts of different types of products. Tobacco, alcohol, and perfumes are usually the products that are most likely to be subject to the stricter allowances. Make sure you check whilst purchasing, or else you run the risk of your items being confiscated upon arrival at your destination's customs.

No. Duty free is only available to travellers who are flying from one country to another country.

Yes. Many duty free shops will allow you to pre-order any purchases online before your journey. You will need your boarding pass and passport when you pick the items up from the airport shop.

What is there to do upon arrival at Inverness Airport?

Once you arrive at the airport, you have the option to fuel up for your journey ahead by grabbing a bite to eat at any of the 3 available restaurants and cafes, or why not head straight for the duty-free shopping opportunities at the 2 different shops around Inverness Airport? Get a last-minute gift for a loved one, or spoil yourself with a well-deserved souvenir from your trip.

Inverness Airport shops, restaurants, and facilities

Shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities at Inverness Airport include:

Aspire Lounge
  • 01616947220
  • Closes 9pm
D'Lish Restaurant and Bar
  • 01667464115
  • Closes 5:30pm
  • 01667418248
Stag & Thistle Bar And Kitchen
  • 01667464000
  • Closes 9pm
The Meeting Place
  • 01667464114
  • Closes 4pm
Whisky Cellar

Duty Free Allowance at Inverness Airport

If you are travelling to United Kingdom from a country within the EU, then you can bring in an unlimited amount of goods that you have bought in that country as long as the price you paid included tax and the goods are for your own personal use (this also includes items that you intend to be gifts).

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Inverness Airport from inside the EU

Despite there not being a limit on the amount of alcoholic and tobacco goods that you can bring in from a country in the EU, if you have goods that are more than the following guidelines, then there is a good chance that you will be questioned by a Customs Officer about what you intend to do with the goods:

  • 800 cigarettes, 200 cigars, or 1 kg of tobacco
  • 110 litres of beer
  • 10 litres of spirits
  • 90 litres of wine
  • 20 litres of fortified wine

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Inverness Airport from outside the EU

If you are entering United Kingdom from a country outside of the EU, then your allowance changes to the amounts listed below. Again, these must be for your own personal use. If you intend to sell the goods or if you go over these allowances, then you may have to pay duty and/or tax).

  • 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco
  • 4 litres of still wine
  • 1 litre of alcohol over 22% volume or 2 litres of alcohol less than 22% volume
  • 16 litres of beer
  • up to £390 worth of all other goods
Inverness Airport Reviews

not much of an airport! staff not much better.
- menpols

Good local airport. I have flown from/to Inverness since 1972. In my experience the departure / arrival procedures are smooth & efficient. Arrival from aircraft to car park (carrying hand luggage) is regularly less than 3 minutes.
- Duart Lodge

very empty airport
- kalvin Fraser

Nice airport, very small and could do with a lengthend runway
- Jake Norton

Inverness airport is small, just 3 departure gates. The departure lounge can get very busy if all three gates are needed at similar times, 3 flights = 400-500 people which there isn't really space for. Security can be slow at times, there are only two x-ray machines and often only one is in use. There is a cafe and coffee bar land-side, although the coffee place doesn't open early. Airside you have a coffee bar and a newspaper kiosk, so don't expect much to kill time at the airport. Transport to/from the airport is taxi or bus, although no buses early morning or late night. If you are arriving off a busy flight, best to book a taxi.
- Andrew King

This is my local airport. Its pretty small, but you will find most things you need like a cafe and a few small shops. The thing that makes Inverness are its staff. They are great. Love flying from Inverness.
- Andrew

Much Improved since last time there. Security and screening staff a bit stiff and dull. Maybe just having a bad day! The airport as a whole is nice and clean and the shops are quite good although expensive.
- menpols

Very small and could do with an upgrade. As an aviation enthusiast I would love to see more airlines and aircraft in Inverness however that would require a runway upgrade/expansion as the current runway can only take a certain aircraft weight due to it sinking into the wet earth below it, the same problem with Cork/ORK in the south of Ireland. Both airports were once a thriving place of multiculturalism however these factors have been limiting the effect of multiculturalism growth in the region. On a busy day Inverness Airport cant cope with passenger numbers with only three departure gates and two security scanners (which most of the time only one scanner is being used), the shops are quite expensive. The airport also has very little to do once passed security. Overall I would spend a little more money and buy a train ticket and fly out of Aberdeen, Glasgow or Edinburgh.
- Dylan Morrison

A great little airport - can get busy especially when easyJet flights are boarding. Getting to the airport is possible via taxi or public bus. The lounge is tiny but perfect!
- Billy
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