Airport Information

Welcome to Barra Airport – a unique landing experience

Barra Airport is famous for its beauty – boasting beaches, machair and hills – and all in a small island; Barra is a special place to visit – especially memorable if you fly in because of the beach landing strip. Washed by the tide twice a day, Traigh Mhor beach is reputed to be the only beach runway in the world to handle scheduled airline services.

Opening Hours

Mon – Sat 10:30 – 15:30
Sun 11:30 – 12:45

For bookings and flight enquiries during opening hours, please call: 00 44 (1) 871 890 283

Airport Bus Link

MONDAY TO FRIDAY  
Depart CastlebayArrive AirportDepart Airport
08:30 via West08:5509:04 via East
10:25 via East11:0011:35 via West
13:20 via West13:4514:30 via West
16:35D via East16:5517:00D via West
SATURDAY
Depart CastlebayArrive AirportDepart Airport
08:30 via West08:5509:04 via East
10:25 via East10:4511:35 via West
14:05 via East14:2514:50 via West
16:35D via East16:5517:00D via West

*code D runs by request from 22.10.18 to 28.03.19 and must be booked by 12:30 on day of travel.  Contact MacNeil Coaches 07506 072309 to book.

The bus fare from Barra Airport to Castlebay is £1.90 / single.

The summer timetable runs from 30.03.18 to 21.10.18 and the winter timetable runs from 22.10.18 to 28.03.19.

Minibus hire also available – contact MacNeil Coaches for more information.

Special Landing Procedures
Special procedures apply to ensure the safety of flights at the airport, which include no public access to the beach when the airport wind sock is flying. A strobe light on the air traffic control tower warns of imminent aircraft movements. Visitors and locals alike are asked to observe these restrictions. For further information, please follow this link.