Cardiff to Inverness train

Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Inverness

Showing times and prices for 06 Jul

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CrossCountry
06:40Cardiff Central2h05 08:45Inverness
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CrossCountry
09:45Cardiff Central2h00 11:45Inverness
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First Great Western Service
09:51Cardiff Central0h32 10:23Inverness
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CrossCountry
10:45Cardiff Central2h00 12:45Inverness
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11:45Cardiff Central2h00 13:45Inverness
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Train schedule Cardiff to Inverness

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 6 July
CrossCountry
06:40Cardiff Central2h05 08:45Inverness
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CrossCountry
09:45Cardiff Central2h00 11:45Inverness
2 changes
First Great Western Service
09:51Cardiff Central0h32 10:23Inverness
3 changes
CrossCountry
10:45Cardiff Central2h00 12:45Inverness
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CrossCountry
11:45Cardiff Central2h00 13:45Inverness
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First Great Western Service
11:50Cardiff Central0h33 12:23Inverness
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First Great Western Service
15:54Cardiff Central24h32 16:26Inverness
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CrossCountry
16:45Cardiff Central26h00 18:45Inverness
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CrossCountry
21:45Cardiff Central26h13 23:58Inverness
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Fastest train times from Cardiff to Inverness

Showing times and prices for 06 Jul

Fastest Journey

32 m

Average

9 h 32 m

Trains per day

9

Distance

670 km

It's difficult to get from Cardiff to Inverness without changing at least 2 times.

First Great Western Service
09:51Cardiff Central0h32 10:23Inverness
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First Great Western Service
11:50Cardiff Central0h33 12:23Inverness
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CrossCountry
09:45Cardiff Central2h00 11:45Inverness
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CrossCountry
10:45Cardiff Central2h00 12:45Inverness
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CrossCountry
11:45Cardiff Central2h00 13:45Inverness
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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Inverness

distanceDistance415 miles
durationAverage train duration10 h 43 min
priceAverage train ticket price£319 (€355)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesCross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Great Western Service

Trains from Cardiff to Inverness cover the 415 miles long journey taking on average 10 h 43 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Great Western Service. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £319, but the average price of train tickets is £319. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Inverness.

Train providers: Great Western Rail and CrossCountry trains Cardiff to Inverness

Great Western Rail and CrossCountry trains will get you between Cardiff and Inverness from £319. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

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CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Cardiff to Inverness you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Find cheap tickets for CrossCountry trains from Cardiff to Inverness on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Cardiff to Inverness train timetable from CrossCountry, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 415 miles (670 km) trip from Cardiff to Inverness, including information on luggage policy and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains from Cardiff to Inverness in the Omio app, you can check to see if the CrossCountry trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. Check the CrossCountry train timetable for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to Inverness from Cardiff and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train between Cardiff and Inverness with CrossCountry!

Train information from Cardiff to Inverness with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 11 h 55 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 4 a day

Enjoy a smooth and easy trip to Inverness from Cardiff with Great Western Rail! As an official travel partner of Great Western Rail, Omio can help you search current train timetables from Great Western Rail, compare the best routes from Cardiff to Inverness as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable Great Western Rail Cardiff to Inverness train ticket available today. If you search for Great Western Rail tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train to Inverness from Cardiff on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 415 miles (670 km) trip to Inverness from Cardiff with ease and comfort on a train with Great Western Rail.

Train information from Cardiff to Inverness with Great Western Rail:

  • Average Duration: 7 h 55 min
  • Great Western Rail frequency: 2 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Cardiff to Inverness

Travel by train 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 Cardiff to Inverness.
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If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Inverness from Cardiff for as little as £319  in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cardiff to Inverness train price to come in at an average of £319  one way.
The Cardiff to Inverness train distance is approximately 415 miles.
On average the Cardiff to Inverness train time is 10 h 43 min  covering the 415 miles long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Inverness.

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Cardiff Central and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Inverness most often arrive at Inverness and need to travel around 0.1 miles (54 m) from this train station to the city centre.

If you're looking for trains from Cardiff to Inverness, you can rely on Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Great Western Service to get you to Inverness. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Cardiff to Inverness route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
The average number of trains departing Cardiff for Inverness is 6 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
If you prefer early morning trains from Cardiff to Inverness, the first train leaves at 08: 28. If you prefer late night trains from Cardiff to Inverness, the last train of the day leaves at 19: 15. Omio shows you the latest train from Cardiff to Inverness timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.
You can find a train from Cardiff to Inverness to cost on average £319 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Cardiff to Inverness train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cardiff
Inverness
The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your trip to Inverness from Cardiff.
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LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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AccessibilityAccessibility
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Cardiff Central
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)

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