The cheapest buses from Glasgow to Inverness

Showing times and prices for 27 Sep

Cheapest

£15

Average

£27

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 Glasgow to Inverness will cost around £ 27 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 15.

Cheapest
20:10Glasgow, Buchanan3h35 23:45Inverness, Bus Station
1 changes
£151One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:10Glasgow, Buchanan3h40 11:50Inverness, Bus Station
1 changes
£241One-way
11:10Glasgow, Buchanan3h45 14:55Inverness, Bus Station
0 changes
£241One-way
07:30Glasgow, Buchanan3h50 11:20Inverness, Bus Station
0 changes
£261One-way
17:10Glasgow, Buchanan3h45 20:55Inverness, Bus Station
0 changes
£261One-way

Timetable Glasgow to Inverness

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07:30Glasgow, Buchanan3h50 11:20Inverness, Bus Station
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08:10Glasgow, Buchanan3h40 11:50Inverness, Bus Station
0 changes
09:10Glasgow, Buchanan3h35 12:45Inverness, Bus Station
0 changes
10:10Glasgow, Buchanan3h35 13:45Inverness, Bus Station
0 changes
11:10Glasgow, Buchanan3h45 14:55Inverness, Bus Station
0 changes
12:10Glasgow, Buchanan3h45 15:55Inverness, Bus Station
0 changes
14:10Glasgow, Buchanan3h45 17:55Inverness, Bus Station
0 changes
15:10Glasgow, Buchanan3h45 18:55Inverness, Bus Station
0 changes
16:10Glasgow, Buchanan3h40 19:50Inverness, Bus Station
0 changes
17:10Glasgow, Buchanan3h45 20:55Inverness, Bus Station
0 changes
18:10Glasgow, Buchanan4h00 22:10Inverness, Bus Station
0 changes
20:10Glasgow, Buchanan3h35 23:45Inverness, Bus Station
0 changes

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Mon
27 Sep
£52Scotrail
£14Megabus
Tue
28 Sep
£27Scotrail
£14Megabus
Wed
29 Sep
£20Scotrail
£14Megabus
Thu
30 Sep
£27Scotrail
£14Megabus
Fri
1 Oct
£27Scotrail
£14Megabus
Sat
2 Oct
£52Scotrail
£14Megabus
Sun
3 Oct
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£14Megabus
Mon
4 Oct
£52Scotrail
£14Megabus
Tue
5 Oct
£20Scotrail
£14Megabus
Wed
6 Oct
£20Scotrail
£14Megabus
Thu
7 Oct
£14Scotrail
£13Megabus
Fri
8 Oct
£26Scotrail
£13Megabus
Sat
9 Oct
£27Scotrail
£12Megabus
Sun
10 Oct
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£14Megabus
Mon
11 Oct
£27Scotrail
£13Megabus
Tue
12 Oct
£27Scotrail
£13Megabus
Wed
13 Oct
£26Scotrail
£13Megabus
Thu
14 Oct
£52Scotrail
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Fri
15 Oct
£20Scotrail
£13Megabus
Sat
16 Oct
£19Scotrail
£13Megabus

The fastest buses from Glasgow to Inverness

Showing times and prices for 27 Sep

Fastest Journey

3 h 35 m

Average

3 h 43 m

Buses per day

12

Distance

179 km

Of the 12 buses that leave Glasgow for Inverness every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 179 km distance in an average of 3 h 43 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 3 h 35 m .

The slowest buses will take 4 h 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
10:10Glasgow, Buchanan3h35 13:45Inverness, Bus Station
1 changes
£311One-way
Fastest
09:10Glasgow, Buchanan3h35 12:45Inverness, Bus Station
0 changes
£261One-way
Fastest
20:10Glasgow, Buchanan3h35 23:45Inverness, Bus Station
1 changes
£151One-way
2nd Fastest
08:10Glasgow, Buchanan3h40 11:50Inverness, Bus Station
1 changes
£241One-way
2nd Fastest
16:10Glasgow, Buchanan3h40 19:50Inverness, Bus Station
1 changes
£271One-way

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Coach Information from Glasgow to Inverness

distanceDistance111 miles (179 km)
durationAverage coach duration3 h 35 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£17 (€19)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from Glasgow to Inverness cover the 111 miles (179 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 35 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £17, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £14. Travellers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Bus Station, Farraline Park, Inverness.

Coach companies

Coach from Glasgow to Inverness with National Express

National Express coaches will get you between Glasgow and Inverness from £14. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.

National Express

Looking for a cheap and hassle-free way to travel between Glasgow and Inverness? National Express is the UK’s leading coach company that provides premium services and comfortable travel experiences on a budget. National Express connects hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country and even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol. Check National Express coach timetables and tickets available for the journey on Omio to find the best deals on coaches from Glasgow to Inverness. When you ride with National Express, you can expect to travel 111 miles (179 km) between Glasgow and Inverness.

All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, perfect if you need to charge your phone or laptop. You can select from three ticket options for the Glasgow 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 splurging on the Fully Flexible Fare option.

National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach from Glasgow to Inverness:

  • 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.

Buses From Glasgow To Inverness

The bus service from Glasgow to Inverness is operated by National Express. The tour operator offers two departures each day. The first departure of the day leaves the station at 7:30 a.m. and the second departure leaves the station at 3:30 p.m. The journey takes approximately four hours.

What are the departure and arrival stations for Buses from Glasgow to Inverness?

Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station: Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station is conveniently located a short walk from the city centre of Glasgow. Alternatively, taxis from the city centre are readily available.

Inverness Bus Station: Inverness Bus Station is located in the town centre, next to the train station and is, therefore, within a few minutes walking distance from the town. Buses and trains from and to the surrounding areas are also available from the train and bus station. Taxis are also available from the bus station.

Taking the Bus from Glasgow

Buses for Inverness depart from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station which is within walking distance of the city centre and is served by the Buchanan Street Metro Station. Regular bus routes, including night bus services, are operated by Stagecoach First Scotland, among other providers, with routes across the town and out to surrounding areas. Taxis are available at the bus station.

Getting into Inverness by Bus

Inverness is just to the South of the Scottish Highlands and on the banks of the River Ness. The city centre is small enough to explore on foot, with peaceful riverside areas and easy access to the surrounding countryside. This thriving city has a pretty pink and crenellated castle, giving it a fairy-tale appearance. The town has a long history as a trading port and links to the off-shore oil industry. Inverness Bus Station stands next to the train station in the town centre and is well-linked by frequent buses to all parts of the city. Stagecoach also operate routes to local villages, the Highlands of Scotland and to Stornaway on the Isle of Lewis. There is a taxi rank at the bus station.

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Buses from Glasgow to Inverness
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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest coach between Glasgow and Inverness?
You can find a cheap coach from Glasgow to Inverness for some dates and times for as low as £14  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a coach ticket from Glasgow to Inverness?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket between Glasgow and Inverness is £17  one way.
How far is it from Glasgow to Inverness by coach?
The Glasgow to Inverness coach distance is approximately 111 miles (179 km).
How long is the coach journey between Glasgow and Inverness?
On average the Glasgow to Inverness coach time is 3 h 35 min  covering the 111 miles (179 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What is the departure coach station in Glasgow and arrival coach station in Inverness?

When departing from Glasgow, you have various coach station options to start your journey from including Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station and Glasgow, Hampden Park. When arriving in Inverness, you can end your journey in coach stations like Bus Station, Farraline Park, Inverness and Inverness, Bus Station.

Omio customers book a coach from Glasgow Central   to Bus Station, Farraline Park, Inverness   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure coach station in Glasgow located? Where is the arrival coach station in Inverness located?

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Glasgow Central, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Bus Station, Farraline Park, Inverness, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

Which coach companies can get me from Glasgow to Inverness?
For the best Glasgow to Inverness coach to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express or Megabus. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services between Glasgow and Inverness to compare what amenities they may offer.
Can I buy a direct coach from Glasgow to Inverness?
Yes, there are direct coaches from Glasgow to Inverness, and you can find a direct coach for this route with Megabus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
When is the earliest coach from Glasgow to Inverness? When is the last coach from Glasgow to Inverness?
If you prefer early morning coaches from Glasgow to Inverness, the first coach leaves at 06: 30. If you prefer late night coaches from Glasgow to Inverness, the last coach of the day leaves at 19: 10. Omio shows you the latest coach from Glasgow to Inverness schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
When should I buy Glasgow Inverness coach tickets to score the best deals?
If you buy Glasgow to Inverness coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £17. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches from Glasgow to Inverness. Look out for coach tickets for this journey 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

Inverness
Inverness Bus Station
Amenities
Inverness, Scotland
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