Inverness to Glasgow train

Cheap train tickets from Inverness to Glasgow

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55

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

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02:49PMInverness3h25 06:14PMGlasgow Queen Street
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10:51AMInverness3h24 02:15PMGlasgow Queen Street
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09:42AMInverness3h29 01:11PMGlasgow Queen Street
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03:45PMInverness3h37 07:22PMGlasgow Queen Street
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12:48PMInverness3h31 04:19PMGlasgow Queen Street
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Train schedule from Inverness to Glasgow

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08:45AMInverness3h29 12:14PMGlasgow Queen Street
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10:51AMInverness3h24 02:15PMGlasgow Queen Street
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12:48PMInverness3h31 04:19PMGlasgow Queen Street
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02:49PMInverness3h25 06:14PMGlasgow Queen Street
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Fastest train times from Inverness to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Fastest Journey

3 h 24 m

Average

3 h 29 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

179 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Inverness for Glasgow every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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10:51AMInverness3h24 02:15PMGlasgow Queen Street
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601One-way
02:49PMInverness3h25 06:14PMGlasgow Queen Street
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09:42AMInverness3h29 01:11PMGlasgow Queen Street
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08:45AMInverness3h29 12:14PMGlasgow Queen Street
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12:48PMInverness3h31 04:19PMGlasgow Queen Street
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Overview: Train from Inverness to Glasgow

distanceDistance111 miles (179 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 16 min
priceAverage train ticket price$67 (€61)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesScotrail or London North Eastern Railway

Trains from Inverness to Glasgow cover the 111 miles (179 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 16 min with our travel partners like Scotrail or London North Eastern Railway. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $67 (€61), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $67 (€61). Travelers depart most frequently from Inverness and arrive in Glasgow Central.

Train companies: ScotRail from Inverness to Glasgow trains

You can travel by train to Glasgow from Inverness with ScotRail for as low as $67 (€61). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

ScotRail

ScotRail is one of the best options when traveling by train to Glasgow from Inverness. Omio quickly shows you current ScotRail train schedules for the Inverness - Glasgow journey and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest trip available. The distance between Inverness and Glasgow is around 111 miles (179 km) and the cheapest ScotRail one-way ticket you can book starts at $67 (€61). As you check the latest Inverness to Glasgow train schedule from ScotRail for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Glasgow safely. If you search for ScotRail tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect ScotRail ticket between Inverness and Glasgow so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

Trains from Inverness to Glasgow

The route between Inverness and Glasgow is a busy line served by four direct trains and eight indirect trains requiring one change each day during the week.

Inverness to Glasgow Train Time: Daily departures

The line between Inverness and Glasgow is a busy route and passengers wishing to make the journey have the choice of 12 trains a day from Monday to Saturday. Most trains require a change in either Perth or Stirling, but there are also four direct services. The first departure of the day leaves Inverness just after 5:30 a.m. and the last train leaves just after 8:15 p.m. Sundays see a reduced service, but still offer seven connections, including two direct trains, between the two cities.

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

The train from Inverness to Glasgow takes around three and a half hours to travel between the Highland capital and Scotland's largest city. The quickest trains take only three hours 14 minutes, while the slowest can take up to half an hour longer. In certain cases, a train with a connection may be faster than a direct service.

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

Departure train station: All trains from Inverness to Glasgow depart from Inverness Station. Situated in the middle of the city, Inverness Station is conveniently located for both the city itself and onward travel. Taxis can be found directly outside the station doors, while the bus station with connections across the Highlands is within a five-minute walk. The station has a ticket office, a newsagent, left-luggage facilities, a café and ample waiting areas.

Arrival train station: Trains from Inverness to Glasgow arrive at Glasgow Queen Street. Queen Street serves all trains heading to or coming from the north of Scotland and is directly in the city centre. It is a short, 7-minute walk from both Glasgow Central Station and Buchanan Street Bus Station for passengers wishing to make onward journeys. The station has a ticket office, various food outlets, a waiting room, left-luggage facilities and toilets.

Which train companies travel from Inverness to Glasgow?

ScotRail is the main operator providing the service between Inverness and Glasgow. However, the first leg of one indirect connection every day is offered by LNER.

ScotRail Inverness to Glasgow

ScotRail offers 11 of the 12 services between Inverness and Glasgow on weekdays and Saturdays. Sundays have a reduced service, but passengers can still choose from six ScotRail connections, including two direct trains. All trains have a catering trolley on board where passengers can purchase light refreshments and hot and cold drinks.

LNER Inverness to Glasgow

LNER runs one train a day from Inverness to Stirling, where passengers should change to a ScotRail train for their connection to Glasgow. The daily LNER train leaves Inverness just before 8:00 a.m. on weekdays and Saturdays and just after 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. As this service is a long-distance train that continues to London, it has a high standard of comfort on board, including a café car, catering trolley and, in first-class accommodation, complementary hot meals served to your seat.

Inverness to Glasgow Trains: Services on board

All ScotRail and LNER trains between Inverness and Glasgow have the option of first or standard-class carriages and seats can be reserved for no additional fee.

On both ScotRail and LNER services, bikes are carried for free, but a space must be reserved in advance. Bicycles should be stored in the appropriate area, which passengers can locate from the bicycle icon on the outside of the carriage.

All passengers are free to bring up to two pets with them on board, as long as they are on a lead or in an appropriate travel container. An additional fee is payable for each additional pet. This policy applies to both ScotRail and LNER.

Both ScotRail and LNER permit up to three items of luggage per passenger. ScotRail allows passengers to bring extra luggage for an additional fee.

Every ScotRail train has ramps to ensure that those who may find the gap between train and platform difficult can board and disembark safely. Spaces for wheelchairs and accessible toilets are only available in standard-class. In LNER trains, wheelchair spaces and accessible toilets can also be found in first-class. For those who would like assistance at their start and end stations, regardless of train operator, assistance can be booked in advance.

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

To find the cheapest train tickets between Inverness and Glasgow, it is advisable to book in advance. Trains at peak times tend to be the busiest, so passengers should consider travelling at quieter times of the day to find the best deals.

Train tickets from Inverness to Glasgow: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 28 €
2 weeks earlier 20 €40%
3 weeks earlier 20 €40%
1 month before 20 €40%
2 months earlier 20 €40%
3 months earlier 20 €40%


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The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Inverness - Glasgow 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 40% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Inverness - Glasgow with 2 months in advance you save up to about 40% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 40%.
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Travel Tips: Trains from Inverness to Glasgow

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Glasgow 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 Inverness to Glasgow.
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Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Inverness to Glasgow to cost as little as $67 (€61)  in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Inverness to Glasgow train to cost on average $67 (€61)  one way.
The train distance from Inverness to Glasgow is around 111 miles (179 km).
While the time it takes to travel 111 miles (179 km) to Glasgow from Inverness can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Inverness to Glasgow train journey time is on average 3 h 16 min.

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

Passengers board their train most frequently from Inverness and travel around 0.1 miles (54 m) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Glasgow Central and need to travel approximately 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the train station to the city center in Glasgow.

For the best Inverness to Glasgow train to buy, 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 to Glasgow from Inverness to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, there are 6 direct trains from Inverness to Glasgow per day with Scotrail  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
On average, there are 12 trains a day from Inverness to Glasgow. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The first Inverness to Glasgow train departs at 5: 36 AM   and the last train from Inverness to Glasgow leaves at 8: 23 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Inverness to Glasgow on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
If you buy a train ticket from Inverness to Glasgow 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 Inverness to Glasgow are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports in Inverness and Glasgow

Inverness
Glasgow
The major railway station for departures from Inverness is Inverness. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Inverness for your journey from Inverness to Glasgow.
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ParkingParking
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Public transit options for Inverness
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the Eastgate side of the station at the short stay car park

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