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The cheapest trains

from Edinburgh
to Inverness

Showing times and prices for Sep 16

Cheapest

£51

Average

£51

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

The average ticket from Edinburgh to Inverness will cost around £ 51 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 51.

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08:34Edinburgh Waverley3h27 12:01Inverness
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£511One-way
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10:37Edinburgh Waverley3h36 14:13Inverness
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11:48Edinburgh Waverley3h34 15:22Inverness
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09:48Edinburgh Waverley3h36 13:24Inverness
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Train Times

Edinburgh to Inverness

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08:34Edinburgh Waverley3h27 12:01Inverness
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09:48Edinburgh Waverley3h36 13:24Inverness
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10:37Edinburgh Waverley3h36 14:13Inverness
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11:48Edinburgh Waverley3h34 15:22Inverness
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Prices across different modes

Train
Mon
Sep 16
£51Scotrail
Tue
Sep 17
£26Scotrail
Wed
Sep 18
£26Scotrail
Thu
Sep 19
£26Scotrail
Fri
Sep 20
£26Scotrail
Sat
Sep 21
£19Scotrail
Sun
Sep 22
£51Scotrail
Mon
Sep 23
£26Scotrail
Tue
Sep 24
£19Scotrail
Wed
Sep 25
£19Scotrail
Thu
Sep 26
£19Scotrail
Fri
Sep 27
£26Scotrail
Sat
Sep 28
£26Scotrail
Sun
Sep 29
£51Scotrail
Mon
Sep 30
£19Scotrail
Tue
Oct 1
£19Scotrail
Wed
Oct 2
£19Scotrail
Thu
Oct 3
£19Scotrail
Fri
Oct 4
£19Scotrail
Sat
Oct 5
£51Scotrail

The fastest trains

from Edinburgh
to Inverness

Showing times and prices for Sep 16

Fastest Journey

3 h 27 m

Average

3 h 33 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

181 km

Of the 4 train that leave Edinburgh for Inverness every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 181 km distance in an average of 3 h 33 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 3 h 27 m .

The slowest train will take 3 h 36 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.

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08:34Edinburgh Waverley3h27 12:01Inverness
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£511One-way
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11:48Edinburgh Waverley3h34 15:22Inverness
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10:37Edinburgh Waverley3h36 14:13Inverness
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09:48Edinburgh Waverley3h36 13:24Inverness
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£511One-way

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Journey Summary

Edinburgh to Inverness Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
4 hours 38 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £37
Trains depart from:Edinburgh
Trains arrive in:Inverness
Distance:181 km
TrainTrain Companies:Scotrail

Trains from Edinburgh to Inverness

Travelling from Edinburgh to Inverness is made easy thanks to the many trains routes departing throughout the day, all with great facilities available on board. Direct and indirect routes depart throughout the morning and afternoon, with direct services seeing you at your destination in as little as 3 hours and 20 minutes.

Which train companies go from Edinburgh to Inverness?

Train services between Edinburgh and Inverness are operated by two separate providers. The majority of routes are offered by Scotrail, however, Virgin East Coast Rail also operate train services between the two locations

How long is the train from Edinburgh to Inverness?

There are direct and indirect routes available from Edinburgh to Inverness. Direct routes should arrive in roughly 3 hours and 20 minutes. Indirect routes normally involve a change in Perth and a layover of about 23 minutes. These routes should see you at your destination in roughly 3 hours and 45 minutes.

When are the first and last trains of the day from Edinburgh to Inverness?

The first train of the day departs at 6:33 a.m. The last train departs at 17:41, however, passengers should note that from 2:35 p.m to the last departure there are only 3 more departures. Before this time, trains depart once every 1-2 hours, usually close to the half hour mark.

What facilities are available on trains from Edinburgh to Inverness?

Trains from Edinburgh to Inverness offer a variety of facilities to make your journey more pleasant. Scotrail offers a refreshment service on longer routes and provides power outlets, Wifi, air conditioning, toilets, seat reservation and space for luggage and bicycles on every journey. Virgin Trains offers free Wifi and a food menu on every route, as well as power outlets and seat reservation.

What is the departure and arrival station for trains from Edinburgh to Inverness?

Departure Station: All trains services to Inverness depart from Edinburgh Waverly station, which is located in the heart of the city between Edinburgh Old Town and the New Town.

Arrival Station: Trains from Edinburgh to Inverness terminate in Inverness train station. Taxi and buses are available from outside the station and the station itself in located in the city centre.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Edinburgh
Inverness
TrainEdinburgh Waverley

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

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