Edinburgh to Inverness train

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Cheap train tickets and times from Edinburgh to Inverness

Showing times and prices for Jun 16

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

3 h 32 m

Average

3 h 46 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

181 km

Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to start from $87 with an average ticket price of $87.

The fastest train from Edinburgh to takes 3h 32m in comparison to an average duration of 3h 46m and covers a distance of 181 km.

3 trains that leave Edinburgh for every day with 2 travelling directly.

Cheapest
Scotrail
01:53PM3h32
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
05:25PMInverness station (INV)
$871One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Scotrail
10:35AM3h54
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
02:29PMInverness station (INV)
$871One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
Scotrail
09:25AM3h54
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
01:19PMInverness station (INV)
$871One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Inverness

distanceDistance112 miles (180 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 23 min
priceAverage train ticket price$61 (€54)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersScotRail or East Coast

Trains from Edinburgh to Inverness cover the 112 miles (180 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 23 min with our travel partners like ScotRail or East Coast. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $30 (€26), but the average price of train tickets is $61 (€54). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Inverness.

Train providers: ScotRail and East Coast from Edinburgh to Inverness trains

Travel from Edinburgh to Inverness from $19 (€16) with Omio’s train partners ScotRail and East Coast! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

Scotrail is a train operating company in Scotland, providing rail services throughout the country. It operates a wide range of services, from commuter trains to long-distance intercity services. The company operates a variety of train types, including the Class 380, Class 385, Class 156, Class 158 and Class 170. These trains offer a range of onboard facilities, such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and comfortable seating. Scotrail also offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Off-Peak, and Anytime tickets. The most popular routes for Scotrail include Glasgow to Edinburgh, Glasgow to Inverness, and Edinburgh to Aberdeen.

ScotRail from Edinburgh to Inverness train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 23 min
  • Cheapest Price: $19
  • ScotRail frequency: 5 a day

FAQs: Trains from Edinburgh to Inverness

FAQs: Travel by train from Edinburgh to Inverness easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Inverness.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Inverness can start from as little as $30 (€26) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Edinburgh to Inverness is $61 (€54); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Edinburgh to Inverness train time is 3 h 23 min   covering the 112 mile (180 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Edinburgh to Inverness leaves at 5: 35 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Edinburgh to Inverness leaves at 7: 39 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Edinburgh to Inverness without having to change trains with ScotRail or East Coast. There are 6 direct trains from Edinburgh to Inverness each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the trip from Edinburgh to Inverness you can take a train with ScotRail or East Coast. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Edinburgh and Inverness on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 7: 39 PM.

When departing from Edinburgh, you have various train station options to start your route from including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Park and Edinburgh Gateway. When arriving in Inverness, you can end your route in train stations like Inverness and Inverness, Bus Station.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.4 miles (727 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Inverness, located 0.3 miles (469 m) away from the city centre.

A trip to Inverness from Edinburgh is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 23 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Edinburgh to Inverness by train is November.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from Edinburgh to Inverness including taking a train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Edinburgh and Inverness

Edinburgh
Inverness
Edinburgh Waverley is the most popular Edinburgh railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Edinburgh for your trip to Inverness.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transit options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
Metro: No metro available.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transit options for Edinburgh Park
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Platform 2 bus stop, adjacent to Herminston Gate
Edinburgh GatewayWifiParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transit options for Edinburgh Gateway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stops outside the station
Edinburgh, Airport

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