Edinburgh to Inverness train

Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Inverness

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Cheapest

62

Average

62

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Edinburgh to Inverness is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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10:33AMEdinburgh Waverley3h42 02:15PMInverness
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08:04AMEdinburgh Waverley3h57 12:01PMInverness
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11:35AMEdinburgh Waverley3h47 03:22PMInverness
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01:30PMEdinburgh Waverley3h33 05:03PMInverness
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09:36AMEdinburgh Waverley3h50 01:26PMInverness
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621One-way

Train schedule from Edinburgh to Inverness

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, November 28
08:04AMEdinburgh Waverley3h57 12:01PMInverness
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09:36AMEdinburgh Waverley3h50 01:26PMInverness
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10:33AMEdinburgh Waverley3h42 02:15PMInverness
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11:35AMEdinburgh Waverley3h47 03:22PMInverness
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01:30PMEdinburgh Waverley3h33 05:03PMInverness
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02:36PMEdinburgh Waverley3h50 06:26PMInverness
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Fastest train times from Edinburgh to Inverness

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Fastest Journey

3 h 33 m

Average

3 h 46 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

181 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Edinburgh for Inverness every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
01:30PMEdinburgh Waverley3h33 05:03PMInverness
0 transfers
621One-way
10:33AMEdinburgh Waverley3h42 02:15PMInverness
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621One-way
11:35AMEdinburgh Waverley3h47 03:22PMInverness
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621One-way
09:36AMEdinburgh Waverley3h50 01:26PMInverness
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621One-way
02:36PMEdinburgh Waverley3h50 06:26PMInverness
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621One-way

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Inverness

distanceDistance112 miles (180 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 33 min
priceAverage train ticket price$69 (€62)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersLondon North Eastern Railway, Scotrail or Caledonian Sleeper

Trains from Edinburgh to Inverness cover the 112 miles (180 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 33 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway, Scotrail or Caledonian Sleeper. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $69 (€62), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $68 (€62). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Inverness.

Train providers: ScotRail from Edinburgh to Inverness trains

Buy your official ScotRail train tickets between Edinburgh and Inverness from $68 (€62) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable trip.

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Find the perfect ScotRail train between Edinburgh and Inverness for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest ScotRail train schedules and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train between Edinburgh and Inverness. You can also check relevant travel information for the ScotRail train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap ScotRail train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 112 miles (180 km) on this journey and your ScotRail Edinburgh to Inverness train ticket can cost as little as $68 (€62) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for ScotRail tickets from Edinburgh to Inverness in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official ScotRail train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!

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 Tips: 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
Train tickets from Edinburgh to Inverness for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $68 (€62)  one way in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Edinburgh to Inverness train price to come in at an average of $69 (€62)  one way.
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Edinburgh to Inverness by train to be approximately 112 miles (180 km).
The train time from Edinburgh to Inverness is on average 3 h 33 min  for the 112 miles (180 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Edinburgh and Inverness by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

Omio customers book a train from Edinburgh Waverley   to Inverness   most frequently for this route.

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel around 0.4 miles (660 m) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Inverness most often arrive at Inverness and need to travel around 0.1 miles (54 m) from this train station to the city center.

For the journey from Edinburgh to Inverness you can take a train with London North Eastern Railway, Scotrail or Caledonian Sleeper. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Edinburgh to Inverness on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Yes, there is 1 direct train per day from Edinburgh to Inverness with Scotrail, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.
On average, there are 6 trains a day from Edinburgh to Inverness. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The first Edinburgh to Inverness train departs at 4: 33 PM   and the last train from Edinburgh to Inverness leaves at 4: 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.
If you purchase a train ticket from Edinburgh to Inverness within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $69 (€62) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Inverness from Edinburgh are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports in Edinburgh and Inverness

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Inverness
The major railway station for departures from Edinburgh is Edinburgh Waverley. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Edinburgh Waverley for your journey from Edinburgh to Inverness.
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WifiWifi
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ParkingParking
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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.
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ParkingParking
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Public transit options for Edinburgh Gateway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stops outside the station
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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

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