Edinburgh to Inverness

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4 trains from $32
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Fri
Sep 20
$63Scotrail
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Sep 21
$63Scotrail
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Sep 22
$64Scotrail
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Sep 23
$32Scotrail
Tue
Sep 24
$32Scotrail
Wed
Sep 25
$24Scotrail
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Sep 26
$32Scotrail
Fri
Sep 27
$32Scotrail
Sat
Sep 28
$32Scotrail
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Sep 29
$64Scotrail
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Sep 30
$24Scotrail
Tue
Oct 1
$24Scotrail
Wed
Oct 2
$24Scotrail
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Oct 3
$63Scotrail
Fri
Oct 4
$32Scotrail
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Oct 5
$63Scotrail
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Oct 6
$64Scotrail
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Oct 7
$24Scotrail
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Oct 8
$24Scotrail
Wed
Oct 9
$24Scotrail

Travel from Edinburgh to Inverness: Journey Details

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.

Buses from Edinburgh to Inverness

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.

Trains from Edinburgh to 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.

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