You can get from Edinburgh to Inverness by train, bus or flight.
To get from Edinburgh to Inverness on Dec 07 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||112 miles (180 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, ferry, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$25 - $25|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $25 (€22) • 3 h 41 min|
|Fastest mode||Bus • $25 (€22) • 3 h 41 min|
|Popular travel companies||Megabus|
Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 112 miles (180 km) to Inverness from Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 41 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $25 (€22). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Megabus among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Edinburgh to Inverness.
Inverness, the transport hub of the Highlands, is around 250 kilometers north of the Scottish capital Edinburgh. Trains and buses are the easiest way for travelers in the UK to make the journey. Train travel is usually the faster option, although some express buses can offer similar journey times. ScotRail and London North Eastern Railway (LNER) provide rail services between the two cities, with most journeys taking around 3 hours and 30 minutes. Scottish Citylink buses offer regular connections from Edinburgh to Inverness with travel times ranging from 3.5 to 4.5 hours.
Return trips from Inverness to Edinburgh are also available.
Scottish Citylink buses depart from the St. Andrews bus station in central Edinburgh, terminating at Inverness Bus Station, close to the city's rail station in the center. There are 10 daily services, beginning with an early morning departure and continuing at roughly 90 minute intervals until the final bus from Edinburgh in late evening. Journey times range from 3 hours and 30 minutes for motorway express services to an hour longer for local stopping routes. Megabus and Park's operate a similar timetable for bus connections between Edinburgh and Inverness.
ScotRail and London North Eastern Railway (LNER) operate trains from Edinburgh to Inverness. The weekday daily timetable begins with an early morning departure requiring a change at Perth and continues at roughly hourly intervals with 7 direct services and 3 indirect connections. The last train departs Edinburgh in mid-evening. Most journey times are between 3 hours and 20 minutes and 3 hours and 50 minutes, although one evening stopping train takes 4 hours and 45 minutes to reach Inverness. The Sunday schedule is slightly reduced.
There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Inverness: bus, ferry, flight or train.
The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Inverness is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $25 (€22) compared to other travel options to Inverness:
Taking a bus is usually $1 (€1) less than taking a train to Inverness, which costs on average $25 (€22) for the same trip.
The fastest way from Edinburgh to Inverness is by bus with an average journey time of 3 h 41 min.
There are alternative travel options to Inverness that can usually take longer:
In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 16 min of travel time.
Inverness is approximately 112 miles (180 km) away from Edinburgh.
The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Inverness is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Edinburgh and Inverness as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Edinburgh to Inverness:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh to Inverness, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct services available from Edinburgh to Inverness with the following travel companies:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Inverness as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Inverness from Edinburgh.
When planning your trip from Edinburgh to Inverness, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Edinburgh to Inverness online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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