Nairn travel guide

Nairn Tourism | Nairn Guide

You're Going to Love Nairn

With a population of 8 551, Nairn is a must-see destination in Scotland, United Kingdom. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

When to visit Nairn

Nairn in December
Estimated hotel price
£60
1 night at 3-star hotel
Nairn in December
Estimated hotel price
£60
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Nairn in July, when the average temperature is 13 °C, and the highest can go up to 17 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 0 °C, with an average temperature of 3 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 70 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Nairn, with an average rainfall of 30 mm.

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How to Get to Nairn

Plane

When flying to Nairn, you’ll arrive at Inverness Airport (INV), which is located 11 km from the city centre. Airlines that fly from the United Kingdom to Nairn include easyJet, British Airways and Loganair. The shortest domestic flight to Nairn departs from Bristol and takes around 1h 30m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Nairn, followed by LNER. The train journey from Nairn to Newcastle upon Tyne takes 5h 19m and costs around £30 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about £119 for a 7h 04m trip. The train station in Nairn is called Nairn, and is located 9 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Nairn is to pick up a car hire from Edinburgh, which is about 186 km from Nairn. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Nairn, including Megabus, Scottish Citylink and National Express. From Aberdeen, the bus ride to Nairn takes 327 km and will cost you around £24. From Glasgow, the ticket costs about £28 for a journey of 351 km.

Plane

When flying to Nairn, you’ll arrive at Inverness Airport (INV), which is located 11 km from the city centre. Airlines that fly from the United Kingdom to Nairn include easyJet, British Airways and Loganair. The shortest domestic flight to Nairn departs from Bristol and takes around 1h 30m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Nairn, followed by LNER. The train journey from Nairn to Newcastle upon Tyne takes 5h 19m and costs around £30 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about £119 for a 7h 04m trip. The train station in Nairn is called Nairn, and is located 9 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Nairn is to pick up a car hire from Edinburgh, which is about 186 km from Nairn. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Nairn, including Megabus, Scottish Citylink and National Express. From Aberdeen, the bus ride to Nairn takes 327 km and will cost you around £24. From Glasgow, the ticket costs about £28 for a journey of 351 km.

Airports near Nairn

Airlines serving Nairn

KLM
Good (806 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,179 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,593 reviews)
Air France
Good (960 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,519 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,454 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (792 reviews)
Finnair
Good (896 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (801 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (686 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (167 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (764 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (905 reviews)
China Eastern
Good (35 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,419 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (987 reviews)
airBaltic
Good (123 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (497 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,466 reviews)
GOL
Good (671 reviews)
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Where to stay in Nairn

Average rates range from around £103 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £115 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Nairn

Most booked hotels in Nairn

Hillhaven Bed &Breakfast
4 stars
Excellent (9.3, Excellent reviews)
£74+
Golf View Hotel & Spa
4 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
£151+
Aurora Hotel & Italian Restaurant
2 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
£50+
Black Isle Holiday Apartments
0 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
£84+
Muthu Newton Hotel (Near Inverness Airport)
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
£63+
West End Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
£49+

Hiring a car in Nairn

Expect to pay £1.43 per litre in Nairn (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.07 and £22.76. The most frequently booked car type in Nairn is Economy (Audi A1 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Kia Cee'd or similar) is, on average, 65% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay £1.43 per litre in Nairn (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.07 and £22.76. The most frequently booked car type in Nairn is Economy (Audi A1 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Kia Cee'd or similar) is, on average, 65% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.