How to travel from Inverness to Edinburgh

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from Inverness to Edinburgh

You can get from Inverness to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Inverness to Edinburgh on Feb 06 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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01:25PMInverness, Bus Station3h50 05:15PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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Travel from Inverness to Edinburgh: Journey Details

The main city of the Highlands, Inverness is around 200 kilometers from the Scottish capital Edinburgh. Trains are usually the quickest transportation option for travelers in the UK, with the fastest direct routes taking around 3 hours and 15 minutes. However, some ride share services may be a faster option.

Return trips from Edinburgh to Inverness are also available.

How to get from Inverness to Edinburgh

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Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Inverness to Edinburgh, 100,00% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Inverness to Edinburgh and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Trains from Inverness to Edinburgh

ScotRail and London North Eastern Railway (LNER) operate direct trains from Inverness to Edinburgh Waverley station. There are 8 direct connections daily with the first service departing Inverness very early in the morning. There are departures roughly every 2 hours during the day, until the final connection from Inverness to Edinburgh in early evening. Journey times range from 3 hours and 15 minutes to more than 4 hours. Additional connections are available by making a change at Perth. The Sunday schedule offers a reduced service, with just 5 direct and 2 indirect trains.

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The distance is approximately 112 miles (180 km) from Inverness to Edinburgh.

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