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Barra Airport


Barra Airport (BRR)


Isle of Barra


T 01871 890212

F 01871 890220

Long famed for its beauty - boasting beaches, hills, machair and moor - all in a small island, Barra is a special place to visit, especially 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.

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. Click here for further information.

Scheduled Flights

The following scheduled air services operate from the airport:

Benbecula – Flybe

Glasgow – Flybe

For flight information and booking contact:



T 0871 700 0535

Terminal Facilities

Opening Hours

Mon – Fri 0945 -1215 or 1400 -1630

Sat 1215 – 1330

Sun Closed

Information Desk T 01871 890212

Passenger terminal facilities include:

  • Café
  • Pay phone

Facilities for the Disabled

If you require assistance please make arrangements prior to arrival through your airline or by contacting the airport.

  • Disabled toilet
  • Wheelchairs
  • Ramp facilities
  • Stair climber
  • Disabled parking bays

Car Parking

Free of charge car parking, including disabled parking bays and pick up/drop off areas, is provided adjacent to the terminal building. Drivers are advised that vehicles and their contents are left at their own risk.

Car Hire

Details for car and van rental on Barra are available from the airport.

MacMillan Self Drive T 01871 890366
Barra Car Hire T 01871 890313

Taxi Providers

Local taxis can be booked in advance or contacted on arrival at the airport terminal.

D Sinclair T 01871 890253
J Campbell T 01871 810216
Barra Taxis T 01871 810999

Public Transport

The Post Bus which collects the mail from the aircraft will transport passengers to Castlebay.

Tourist Information

Castlebay Tourist Information Centre
Main Street
Isle of Barra
T 01871 810336
F 01871 810336

E castlebay@visitscotland.com

W www.visithebrides.com or www.visitscotland.com

Information Centre open April – October

The most southerly of the inhabited islands in the Outer Hebrides, Barra was the stronghold of the Clan MacNeil and last resting place of the author Compton Mackenzie, who wrote Whisky Galore - a romanticised version of the facts of the 1941 shipwreck of the SS Politician and subsequent salvage of 240,000 bottles of whisky by the islanders of neighbouring Eriskay.

Information for Pilots

Click here for the airport’s operational information.

Useful Links

Click here to download the acrobat PDF reader | Barra Airport Safety Notice (PDF 8.6 KB) 
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You may need an Acrobat reader to read some of the PDF files above, click here to download the reader from Adobe

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