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|Distance||111 miles (179 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 16 min|
|Average train ticket price||$61 (€51)|
|Train frequency||5 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 5 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Scotrail or London North Eastern Railway|
Trains from Inverness to Glasgow cover the 111 miles (179 km) long route taking on average 3 h 16 min with our travel partners like Scotrail or London North Eastern Railway. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $7 (€6), but the average price of train tickets is $61 (€51). Travelers depart most frequently from Inverness and arrive in Glasgow Central.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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:
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Inverness and arrive in Glasgow Central.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Inverness, which is located around 0.1 miles (57 m) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Glasgow Central, located 0.5 miles (757 m) away from the city center.
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