Inverness is known as the capital of the Scottish Highlands. It is also the main gateway for exploring Loch Ness, the incredible Cairngorms National Park and Scotland's famous whisky trails. The railway station at Inverness is in the heart of the city. ScotRail provides direct trains to Inverness from Scotland's other major cities including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and Aberdeen. There are also local trains to and from the Scottish west coast where the train journey takes in some of Scotland's most breathtaking scenery.
ScotRail is the main provider of trains to Inverness. Whilst there are no direct trains to Inverness from London, Birmingham or Manchester, connections can be made via Glasgow and Edinburgh using Virgin trains, East Coast and CrossCountry.
ScotRail operates direct trains to Inverness from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and Aberdeen.ScotRail also run trains from the picturesque west coast town Kyle of Lochalsh, a journey which passes through dramatic Scottish mountain and loch scenery. Trains to Inverness also operate from the winter ski resort of Aviemore, which is one of the main towns for accessing the Cairngorms National Park.
The railway station in Inverness is located on Academy Street, in the heart of the city. Inverness is a compact city therefore from the station it is a short walk to the River Ness, the castle and the main shopping center. There is also a bus service from Academy Street to Inverness Airport.