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

Taxis

  • Barra Taxi – (T) 01871 810012  (M) 07974 071255
  • Campbell Taxi – (T) 01871 810216  (M) 07807 455331
  • Dans Taxi – (T) 01871 810497  (M) 07807 526134
  • Barra Island Tours – (T) 01871 810255

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.

Please click on the following links to find out more about security and check in, the terminal facilities and the history of Barra.