Transport around Benbecula Airport (BEB)

Benbecula Airport is well-connected to the nearest town (Balivanich) as well as to the rest of the major island destinations on Benbecula and the Outer Hebrides. Buses and taxis are the main mode of transportation, making use of the A865. It's also possible to hire a car and travel without worrying about paying fares and minding timetables.

Balivanich, Benbecula, Outer Hebrides
Highlands and Islands Airports Limited
Time Zone
057°28'52"N 007°21'46"W


there are no rail services connecting to Benbecula Airport or anywhere else in the Outer Hebrides. All rail services are located on the Scottish mainland.


Hebredian Coaches (tel: +44 1870 602051) operates all of the major bus routes on the Outer Hebrides. Regular service is operated from the airport to all parts of Benbecula. It's also possible to connect further afield to destinations on North and South Uist.


taxis are the most convenient mode of transport from Benbecula Airport. There are usually a few taxis waiting outside the Arrivals area, but the best way to secure a ride into town is by calling ahead. The two main taxi companies in Benbecula are MacVicar's Taxis (tel: +44 2870 603197) and Benbecula Taxis (tel: +44 1870 602464)


Benbecula is centrally located in the Hebrides islands and its airport serves as a major gateway to the entire chain of islands. The terminal is situated on the A865, a motorway that connects Hebrides to North and South Uist via a stone bridge.

Whether coming from the north or south, drivers make use of the A865. The route to the airport is well signposted. Near Balivanich, the A865 is joined by B892, the airport road. Simply follow the signs to the terminal.


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