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Train Information to Inverness from Edinburgh

distanceDistance112 miles (180 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 21 min
priceAverage train ticket price$53 (€43)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesScotrail or London North Eastern Railway

Trains from Edinburgh to Inverness cover the 112 miles (180 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 21 min with our travel partners like Scotrail or London North Eastern Railway. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $27 (€22), but the average price of train tickets is $53 (€43). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Inverness.

Trains from Edinburgh to Inverness

Trains in the United Kingdom are an efficient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes in the UK. Trains from Edinburgh to Inverness are operated by Scotrail and East Coast with services beginning in the early hours of the morning and departing at regular intervals throughout the day. There are 6 direct trains per day, with a journey time of approximately 3½ hours. The other 6 departures involve a transfer in Perth or Stirling and have a slightly longer journey time of around 4 hours. Services are usually reduced on Sundays and involve longer journey times. All Edinburgh to Inverness trains depart from Edinburgh's Waverley train station and arrive at Inverness train station.

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Edinburgh to Inverness Train Cost

Average prices for trains from Edinburgh to Inverness when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€48

1 Day in Advance

€46

1 Week in Advance

€44

2 Weeks in Advance

€43

1 Month in Advance

€34

3 Months in Advance

€34


Edinburgh to Inverness Trains: General Information


  • autobus All Edinburgh to Inverness trains are run by either East Coast or CrossCountry.
  • autobus Most Edinburgh to Manchester trains are direct; however, some trains require a transfer usually in Perth or Sterling. All trains depart from Edinburgh's Waverley train station and arrive at Inverness train station.
  • autobus The Edinburgh to Inverness train journey takes as little as 3 hours and 20 minutes to arrive in Inverness.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Edinburgh to Manchester train tickets 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices for Edinburgh to Inverness trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 4% cheaper on average to book an Edinburgh to Inverness train ticket one day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the trains station.
  • It is 8% cheaper to book an Edinburgh to Inverness train ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Edinburgh to Inverness train costs are 29% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

Taking the Train from Edinburgh

Trains from Edinburgh to Inverness leave from Edinburgh Waverley Station, located close to Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street, with its shops and hotels. Lothian and First Bus operate a network of regular buses, including night bus routes. Edinburgh Coach Lines has a tourist route, while several companies run hop-on hop-off tourist buses which are a good way for visitors to get around Edinburgh. Suburban trains leave Waverley for nearby towns and taxis can be found at the station entrance.

Getting into Inverness by Train

Inverness is known as the Gateway to the Highlands and near Loch Ness; home to the mythical monster. Inverness is a small town, used as a base for visitors exploring the countryside of Northern Scotland, but does have a few attractions of its own, including a museum, an art gallery, and the Ship Space; which displays nautical artifacts and large ships. Trains from Edinburgh to Inverness arrive at the train station in the heart of the town, from where it is possible to reach most places by foot. Stagecoach provides local bus routes to surrounding towns and villages, as well as regional services to the Highlands and Stornaway, on the Isle of Lewis. The station has a taxi rank located outside the entrance.

Travel Tips

Trains from Edinburgh to Inverness
Travel by train 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
How much are cheap trains from Edinburgh to Inverness?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Edinburgh to Inverness trains for as little as $27 (€22)  in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train between Edinburgh and Inverness?
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Edinburgh to Inverness train to cost on average $53 (€43)  one way.
How far is Inverness from Edinburgh by train?
You should expect to travel around 112 miles (180 km)  between Edinburgh and Inverness by train.
What is the Edinburgh to Inverness train travel time?
On average the Edinburgh to Inverness train time is 3 h 21 min  covering the 112 miles (180 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the train from Edinburgh to Inverness depart from? Which Inverness train station do I come into from Edinburgh?

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley   and arriving in Inverness.

Where is the departure train station in Edinburgh located? Where is the arrival train station in Inverness located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Edinburgh.

The most popular arrival train station, Inverness, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Inverness.

Which train companies can get me from Edinburgh to Inverness?
For the best Edinburgh to Inverness train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Scotrail or London North Eastern Railway. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Edinburgh and Inverness to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many trains are there to Inverness from Edinburgh a day?
The average number of trains departing Edinburgh for Inverness is 10 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Edinburgh to Inverness? When does the last train depart from Edinburgh to Inverness?
The first Edinburgh to Inverness train departs at 5: 48 AM   and the last train from Edinburgh to Inverness leaves at 3: 33 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Edinburgh to Inverness on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Edinburgh to Inverness to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets to Inverness from Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $53 (€43) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Edinburgh to Inverness a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Inverness
Edinburgh Waverley
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.