How to get from Inverness to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Inverness to Edinburgh is by 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|
|Fastest mode||Bus • $26 (€23) • 3 h 48 min|
|Popular travel companies||Megabus|
Take a bus to travel 112 miles (180 km) to Edinburgh from Inverness. Megabus is the main travel company operating this journey. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Inverness to Edinburgh.
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.
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.
You can travel by bus for as low as $17 (€15). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
Scotrail is a train operating company in Scotland, providing rail services throughout the country. It operates a wide range of services, from commuter trains to long-distance intercity services. The company operates a variety of train types, including the Class 380, Class 385, Class 156, Class 158 and Class 170. These trains offer a range of onboard facilities, such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and comfortable seating. Scotrail also offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Off-Peak, and Anytime tickets. The most popular routes for Scotrail include Glasgow to Edinburgh, Glasgow to Inverness, and Edinburgh to Aberdeen.
You can go from Inverness to Edinburgh by bus.
A bus is the fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Inverness with an average travel time for this route around 3 h 48 min.
The Inverness to Edinburgh distance is around 112 miles (180 km).
The average frequency per day from Inverness to Edinburgh is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Edinburgh from Inverness as scheduled services by bus can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Inverness to Edinburgh:
The following travel company offer services from Inverness to Edinburgh:
Yes, there is a direct service from Inverness to Edinburgh:
Direct services to Edinburgh tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.
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