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from Inverness to Edinburgh

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

Our recommendation

To get from Inverness to Edinburgh on Oct 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:25AMInverness, Bus Station3h55 12:20PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
1 changes
$221One-way
Cheapest
08:25AMInverness, Bus Station3h55 12:20PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
1 changes
$221One-way
Other options
03:20PMInverness, Bus Station3h50 07:10PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
0 changes
$241One-way
02:25PMInverness, Bus Station3h58 06:23PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
1 changes
$221One-way
07:25PMInverness, Bus Station3h41 11:06PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
0 changes
$221One-way

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Tue
Oct 19
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$23Megabus
Wed
Oct 20
$75Scotrail
$22Megabus
Thu
Oct 21
$75Scotrail
$21Megabus
Fri
Oct 22
$75Scotrail
$21Megabus
Sat
Oct 23
$75Scotrail
$21Megabus
Sun
Oct 24
$44London North Eastern Railway
$19Megabus
Mon
Oct 25
Find prices
$16Megabus
Tue
Oct 26
$75Scotrail
$16Megabus
Wed
Oct 27
$75Scotrail
$16Megabus
Thu
Oct 28
$75Scotrail
$16Megabus
Fri
Oct 29
$75Scotrail
$19Megabus
Sat
Oct 30
$75Scotrail
$16Megabus
Sun
Oct 31
$43London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
Mon
Nov 1
$75Scotrail
$16Megabus
Tue
Nov 2
$75Scotrail
$16Megabus
Wed
Nov 3
$37Scotrail
$15Megabus
Thu
Nov 4
$75Scotrail
$16Megabus
Fri
Nov 5
$75Scotrail
$16Megabus
Sat
Nov 6
$75Scotrail
$16Megabus
Sun
Nov 7
$26London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
Mon
Nov 8
$75Scotrail
$16Megabus

Travel Information to Edinburgh from Inverness

distanceDistance112 miles (180 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$15 - $73
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $15 (€12) • 3 h 41 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $73 (€59) • 3 h 36 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Scotrail

Travel 112 miles (180 km) by bus or train between Inverness and Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 36 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $15 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Megabus or Scotrail among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Inverness to Edinburgh.

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

The Best Way According to our Users

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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