Glasgow to Inverness train

Cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Inverness

Showing times and prices for Nov 30

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44

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

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08:50AMGlasgow Queen Street3h11 12:01PMInverness
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301One-way
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12:07PMGlasgow Queen Street3h15 03:22PMInverness
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07:07AMGlasgow Queen Street3h21 10:28AMInverness
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01:40PMGlasgow Queen Street3h23 05:03PMInverness
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571One-way
10:07AMGlasgow Queen Street3h19 01:26PMInverness
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571One-way

Train schedule from Glasgow to Inverness

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07:07AMGlasgow Queen Street3h21 10:28AMInverness
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08:50AMGlasgow Queen Street3h11 12:01PMInverness
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10:07AMGlasgow Queen Street3h19 01:26PMInverness
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10:41AMGlasgow Queen Street3h34 02:15PMInverness
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12:07PMGlasgow Queen Street3h15 03:22PMInverness
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01:40PMGlasgow Queen Street3h23 05:03PMInverness
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Fastest train times from Glasgow to Inverness

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Fastest Journey

3 h 11 m

Average

3 h 20 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

179 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Glasgow for Inverness every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
08:50AMGlasgow Queen Street3h11 12:01PMInverness
1 transfer
301One-way
12:07PMGlasgow Queen Street3h15 03:22PMInverness
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301One-way
10:07AMGlasgow Queen Street3h19 01:26PMInverness
0 transfers
571One-way
07:07AMGlasgow Queen Street3h21 10:28AMInverness
0 transfers
301One-way
01:40PMGlasgow Queen Street3h23 05:03PMInverness
1 transfer
571One-way

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Overview: Train from Glasgow to Inverness

distanceDistance111 miles (179 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 11 min
priceAverage train ticket price$67 (€61)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesScotrail or London North Eastern Railway

Trains from Glasgow to Inverness cover the 111 miles (179 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 11 min with our travel partners like Scotrail or London North Eastern Railway. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $66 (€60), but the average price of train tickets is $67 (€61). Travelers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Inverness.

Train companies: ScotRail from Glasgow to Inverness trains

Travel between Glasgow and Inverness from $66 (€60) with Omio’s train partners ScotRail! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular route for you.

ScotRail

Omio helps you compare and book the perfect train with ScotRail from Glasgow to Inverness for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest ScotRail train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the Glasgow to Inverness train with ScotRail (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your Glasgow - Inverness journey and then book a cheap train ticket with ease. The distance to Inverness from Glasgow by train is 111 miles (179 km). You can book tickets for this ScotRail train for as low as $66 (€60) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for ScotRail tickets from Glasgow to Inverness in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a train. Book that perfect ScotRail Glasgow - Inverness train ticket online and enjoy your trip!

Trains from Glasgow to Inverness

The train line between Glasgow and Inverness is well served with connections. On weekdays and Saturdays, passengers can find six direct trains and six indirect trains with one change, and seven connections on Sundays.

Glasgow to Inverness Train Time: Daily departures

Passengers wishing to travel between Glasgow and Inverness can choose from 12 trains every day from Monday to Saturday. As six of these are indirect services, they will require a change at Perth or Stirling, but there are also six direct services available. The first train of the day leaves Glasgow just after 7:00 a.m. and the last shortly after 7:30 p.m. On Sundays, service is reduced, but there are still seven connections available between the two cities, including three direct trains.

How long is the journey by train from Glasgow to Inverness?

The train from Glasgow to Inverness generally takes around three and a half hours to travel from the central belt up to the Highlands. Most train connections complete the journey in three hours 13 minutes or up to half an hour longer. There is also a direct train that takes nearly five hours. Passengers should check the journey times and be aware that sometimes services with changes may be quicker than direct trains.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Glasgow to Inverness?

Departure train station: Trains from Glasgow to Inverness leave from Glasgow Queen Street. Queen Street is located in the centre of Glasgow and serves the trains to and from the north. It is within a seven-minute walk from both Glasgow Central Station and Buchanan Street Bus Station, making it convenient for those coming from further afield. The station has the usual facilities expected in a large city, including a ticket office, left-luggage, a waiting room, various food outlets and toilets.

Arrival train station: All trains from Glasgow to Inverness arrive at Inverness Station. Situated in the centre of the Highland Capital, Inverness Station is as conveniently located for the city itself as it is for onward travel. There is a taxi rank just outside and the bus station, with onward connections to the rest of the Highlands and beyond, is just a short walk. The station has left-luggage facilities, a newsagent, a café, a ticket office and ample waiting areas.

Which train companies travel from Glasgow to Inverness?

ScotRail operates most of the services between Glasgow and Inverness. However, the longer, second leg of one connection a day is offered by LNER.

ScotRail Glasgow to Inverness

ScotRail operates 11 of the 12 services between Glasgow and Inverness on weekdays and Saturdays. Sundays see a reduction in service, but passengers can still choose from six ScotRail connections, including three direct trains. All trains have an on-board catering trolley that offers hot and cold drinks and light snacks to passengers at their seats.

LNER Glasgow to Inverness

LNER runs half of one connection a day between Glasgow to Inverness; the first part of the journey from Glasgow to Stirling is operated by ScotRail. The ScotRail connection to the LNER train leaves Glasgow just after 4:40 p.m. each day of the week. As the LNER connection is a long-distance train that has travelled up from London, it has a high standard of comfort on board, which includes a café bar and catering trolley. Passengers in first-class receive a complementary hot meal served to them at their seat.

Glasgow to Inverness Trains: Services on board

Seats can be reserved for free on all ScotRail and LNER trains between Glasgow and Inverness in first or standard-class carriages.

Bikes can be carried on both ScotRail and LNER services without an additional fee, but as space is limited, it must be booked ahead of time. Bicycles should only be carried in the bicycle storage area.

Up to two pets can accompany each passenger on both ScotRail and LNER trains. They should, however, be on a lead or in a travel container. Should passengers wish to bring an additional pet on board, a small fee is payable.

Three items of luggage are permitted per person on both providers. ScotRail also offer the carriage of additional luggage for an extra fee.

LNER trains offer wheelchair accessible spaces and toilets in both first and standard-class carriages; currently, ScotRail only offers this in standard class. Assistance at the start and end stations can be booked in advance for those who need it, regardless of the train operator.

How do I find cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Inverness?

Booking in advance is the best way to find the cheapest train tickets between Glasgow and Inverness. Passengers should be aware that particularly busy services, such as those at peak times, are likely to be more expensive, so they should consider travelling at quieter times of the day.

Travel Tips: Trains from Glasgow 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 Glasgow to Inverness.
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Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Inverness from Glasgow for as low as $66 (€60)  for the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Glasgow to Inverness train price to come in at an average of $67 (€61)  one way.
The distance to Inverness from Glasgow by train is approximately 111 miles (179 km).
While the time it takes to travel 111 miles (179 km) to Inverness from Glasgow can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Glasgow to Inverness train journey time is on average 3 h 11 min.

Omio customers book a train from Glasgow Central   to Inverness   most frequently for this route.

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Glasgow Central and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) 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.

When taking a train from Glasgow to Inverness, you can count on Scotrail or London North Eastern Railway for the best way to get you to Inverness. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Glasgow to Inverness and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Yes, there are 5 direct trains per day from Glasgow to Inverness, and you can find a direct train for this journey with Scotrail  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
On average, there are 7 trains a day from Glasgow to Inverness. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train for this journey departs from Glasgow at 7: 07 AM. The last train leaves from Glasgow at 11: 08 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Glasgow to Inverness and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
If you book a train ticket from Glasgow to Inverness within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $67 (€61) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Glasgow to Inverness are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports in Glasgow and Inverness

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Inverness
The major railway station for departures from Glasgow is Glasgow Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Glasgow Central for your journey from Glasgow to Inverness.
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Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 09: 15 - 21: 30
Public transit options for Glasgow Central
Bus lines: 6, 7, 18, 21, 75, 263, 267, 500 Airport Express
Train lines: West Coast Main Line, ScotRail, Avanti West Coast, LNER, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, Caledonian Sleeper
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Bus pick up / drop off on Gordon St.
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Public transit options for Glasgow Queen Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stop on the bridge at Cathedral Street
Metro: Interchange station for SPT Subway
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Public transit options for Charing Cross (Glasgow)
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Elmbank Gardens to the left of the station entrance
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Public transit options for High Street (Glasgow)
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off in front of the station on High Street
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Public transit options for Queens Park (Glasgow)
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Victoria Road

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