Timetable Edinburgh to Inverness

Showing buses for tomorrow, Sun, 25 Jul
08:00Edinburgh, Elder Street3h50 11:50Inverness, Bus Station
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08:50Edinburgh, Elder Street4h37 13:27Inverness, Bus Station
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10:00Edinburgh, Elder Street3h45 13:45Inverness, Bus Station
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10:50Edinburgh, Elder Street4h05 14:55Inverness, Bus Station
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11:20Edinburgh4h35 15:55Inverness, Bus Station
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11:50Edinburgh, Elder Street4h05 15:55Inverness, Bus Station
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13:20Edinburgh4h35 17:55Inverness, Bus Station
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13:50Edinburgh, Elder Street4h05 17:55Inverness, Bus Station
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16:00Edinburgh, Elder Street3h50 19:50Inverness, Bus Station
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17:20Edinburgh4h50 22:10Inverness, Bus Station
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17:50Edinburgh, Elder Street4h20 22:10Inverness, Bus Station
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19:20Edinburgh4h25 23:45Inverness, Bus Station
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19:50Edinburgh, Elder Street3h55 23:45Inverness, Bus Station
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The fastest buses from Edinburgh to Inverness

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Fastest Journey

3 h 45 m

Average

4 h 13 m

Buses per day

13

Distance

181 km

Of the 13 buses that leave Edinburgh for Inverness every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 181 km distance in an average of 4 h 13 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 3 h 45 m .

The slowest buses will take 4 h 50 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
10:00Edinburgh, Elder Street3h45 13:45Inverness, Bus Station
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£311One-way
2nd Fastest
16:00Edinburgh, Elder Street3h50 19:50Inverness, Bus Station
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£311One-way
2nd Fastest
08:00Edinburgh, Elder Street3h50 11:50Inverness, Bus Station
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£231One-way
19:50Edinburgh, Elder Street3h55 23:45Inverness, Bus Station
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£181One-way
13:50Edinburgh, Elder Street4h05 17:55Inverness, Bus Station
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£181One-way

COMPARE Prices across different modes

Sat
24 Jul
£54Scotrail
£20Megabus
Sun
25 Jul
£31London North Eastern Railway
£16Megabus
Mon
26 Jul
£54Scotrail
£16Megabus
Tue
27 Jul
£54Scotrail
£15Megabus
Wed
28 Jul
£54Scotrail
£15Megabus
Thu
29 Jul
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£15Megabus
Fri
30 Jul
£54Scotrail
£12Megabus
Sat
31 Jul
£54Scotrail
£12Megabus
Sun
1 Aug
£54Scotrail
£15Megabus
Mon
2 Aug
£54Scotrail
£12Megabus
Tue
3 Aug
£54Scotrail
£12Megabus
Wed
4 Aug
£27Scotrail
£12Megabus
Thu
5 Aug
£27Scotrail
£12Megabus
Fri
6 Aug
£54Scotrail
£12Megabus
Sat
7 Aug
£54Scotrail
£12Megabus
Sun
8 Aug
£54Scotrail
£12Megabus
Mon
9 Aug
£54Scotrail
£12Megabus
Tue
10 Aug
£27Scotrail
£12Megabus
Wed
11 Aug
£54Scotrail
£12Megabus
Thu
12 Aug
£54Scotrail
£12Megabus
Fri
13 Aug
£54Scotrail
£12Megabus

The cheapest buses from Edinburgh to Inverness

Showing times and prices for 25 Jul

Cheapest

£18

Average

£28

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Edinburgh to Inverness will cost around £ 28 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 18.

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13:50Edinburgh, Elder Street4h05 17:55Inverness, Bus Station
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£181One-way
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17:50Edinburgh, Elder Street4h20 22:10Inverness, Bus Station
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£181One-way
Cheapest
10:50Edinburgh, Elder Street4h05 14:55Inverness, Bus Station
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£181One-way
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11:50Edinburgh, Elder Street4h05 15:55Inverness, Bus Station
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£181One-way
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19:50Edinburgh, Elder Street3h55 23:45Inverness, Bus Station
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£181One-way

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Coach Information between Edinburgh and Inverness

distanceDistance112 miles (180 km)
durationAverage coach duration3 h 45 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£16 (€17)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesMegabus or National Express

Coaches from Edinburgh to Inverness cover the 112 miles (180 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 45 min with our travel partners like Megabus or National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £12, but the average price of coach tickets is £16. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Bus Station, Farraline Park, Inverness.

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Coach between Edinburgh and Inverness with National Express

Buy your official National Express coach tickets between Edinburgh and Inverness from £12 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular trip.

National Express

Taking the coach with National Express is a great way to travel between Edinburgh and Inverness! National Express is the UK’s leading coach operator with hundreds of routes to cities, towns and major airports throughout the country at affordable prices. As an official travel partner of National Express, Omio shows you the best deals for National Express coach tickets from Edinburgh to Inverness, so you can book the cheapest, fastest or earliest ticket. Simply choose the best times and tickets available for the Edinburgh to Inverness journey on Omio. You can expect to travel around 112 miles (180 km) from Edinburgh to Inverness on a National Express coach.

All National Express coaches have air conditioning and free WiFi access as well as onboard entertainment. Most coaches have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long route. You can select from three ticket options for the Edinburgh to Inverness coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on cancelling or changing your coach ticket easily, we recommend booking the Fully Flexible Fare option.

When you buy your National Express coach tickets from Edinburgh to Inverness don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

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Buses from Edinburgh to Inverness
Take the bus to Inverness easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Inverness.
FAQs
What is the cost of cheap coaches from Edinburgh to Inverness?
Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets between Edinburgh and Inverness for as low as £12  for the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a coach ticket from Edinburgh to Inverness on average?
The Edinburgh to Inverness coach ticket price is on average £16  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.
How many miles is it from Edinburgh to Inverness by coach?
The coach distance from Edinburgh to Inverness is around 112 miles (180 km).
How long does it take from Edinburgh to Inverness by coach?
The Edinburgh to Inverness coach duration is on average 3 h 45 min, which is to be expected when travelling 112 miles (180 km) to Inverness from Edinburgh. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which coach station from Edinburgh to Inverness do I depart from? Which Inverness coach station from Edinburgh do I arrive in?

When taking a coach from Edinburgh, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh. When you arrive in Inverness, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Bus Station, Farraline Park, Inverness and Inverness, Bus Station.

Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Edinburgh Waverley   to Bus Station, Farraline Park, Inverness.

Where is the Edinburgh coach station located? Where is the Inverness coach station located?

You can find the most popular departure coach station for this route, Edinburgh Waverley, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Edinburgh. The most popular arrival coach station in Inverness, called Bus Station, Farraline Park, Inverness, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

What coach companies go from Edinburgh to Inverness?
For the journey from Edinburgh to Inverness you can take a coach with Megabus or National Express. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services between Edinburgh and Inverness on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Can I buy a direct coach from Edinburgh to Inverness?
Yes, you can search for direct coaches from Edinburgh to Inverness on Omio with Megabus, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your coach ticket.
When can I take the first coach from Edinburgh to Inverness? When can I take the last coach for the day?
The earliest coach for this journey departs from Edinburgh at 07: 00. The last coach leaves from Edinburgh at 18: 50. Check Omio for the latest coach times from Edinburgh to Inverness and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I book coach tickets between Edinburgh and Inverness for the best deals?
If you buy Edinburgh to Inverness coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £16. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches to Inverness from Edinburgh. Look out for coach tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.