Nairn travel guide

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You're Going to Love Nairn

With a population of 8,551, Nairn is a must-see destination in Scotland, United Kingdom.

Where to Eat in Nairn

If you’re looking for affordable options, Afternoon Tea at Muthu Newton Hotel (Muthu Newton Hotel) and The Albert (2 Albert Street) are great picks.

When to visit Nairn

Nairn in April
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Nairn in April
Estimated hotel price
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


When flying to Nairn, you’ll arrive at Inverness Airport (INV), which is located 11 km from the city centre.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Nairn, followed by Scotrail. The train journey from Nairn to Manchester takes 7h 00m and costs around $245 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Liverpool, expect to pay about $245 for a 7h 27m trip. The train station in Nairn is called Nairn, and is located 9 km from the city centre.


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 Hertz and DRIVALIA , among others, in Edinburgh.


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 $59. From Edinburgh, the ticket costs about $69 for a journey of 346 km.

Airports near Nairn

Airlines serving Nairn

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British Airways
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Malaysia Airlines
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Japan Airlines
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China Eastern
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Where to stay in Nairn

Average rates range from around $159 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $241 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Nairn

Hiring a car in Nairn

Expect to pay $3.20 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 $38.38 and $51.18. The most frequently booked car type in Nairn is Economy (Volkswagen Polo 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, 63% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.