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Cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Inverness

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Glasgow to Inverness is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

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Scotrail
10:073h18
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
13:25Inverness station (INV)
£681One-way
0 changes
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Scotrail
10:413h34
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
14:15Inverness station (INV)
£681One-way
1 change
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Scotrail
13:403h26
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
17:06Inverness station (INV)
£681One-way
1 change
Cheapest
Scotrail
08:493h12
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
12:01Inverness station (INV)
£681One-way
1 change
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Scotrail
12:073h22
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
15:29Inverness station (INV)
£681One-way
0 changes

Train timetableGlasgow to Inverness

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 20 May
Scotrail
08:493h12
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
12:01Inverness station (INV)
1 change
Scotrail
10:073h18
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
13:25Inverness station (INV)
0 changes
Scotrail
10:413h34
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
14:15Inverness station (INV)
1 change
Scotrail
12:073h22
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
15:29Inverness station (INV)
0 changes
Scotrail
13:403h26
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
17:06Inverness station (INV)
1 change
Scotrail
13:495h50
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
19:39Inverness station (INV)
1 change

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Train times from Glasgow to Inverness

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 12 m

Average

3 h 47 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

179 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Glasgow for Inverness every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Scotrail
08:493h12
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
12:01Inverness station (INV)
£681One-way
1 change
Scotrail
10:073h18
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
13:25Inverness station (INV)
£681One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
12:073h22
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
15:29Inverness station (INV)
£681One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
13:403h26
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
17:06Inverness station (INV)
£681One-way
1 change
Scotrail
10:413h34
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
14:15Inverness station (INV)
£681One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Glasgow to Inverness

distanceDistance111 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 7 min
priceAverage train ticket price£56 (€62)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesScotRail, East Coast or Bus

Trains from Glasgow to Inverness cover the 111 miles long route taking on average 3 h 7 min with our travel partners like ScotRail, East Coast or Bus. 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 £23, but the average price of train tickets is £56. Travellers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Inverness.

Train providers: ScotRail, East Coast and Bus trains Glasgow to Inverness

You can travel by train between Glasgow and Inverness with ScotRail, East Coast and Bus for as low as £21. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

LNER is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates a wide range of services, from high-speed intercity trains to local services. Its most popular routes include London to Edinburgh, London to Leeds, and London to York. LNER offers a variety of train types, including the Azuma, InterCity 225, and HST. The Azuma is a modern, high-speed train that offers comfortable seating and onboard Wi-Fi. The InterCity 225 is a classic train that offers a more traditional experience. The HST is a high-speed train that offers a smooth ride and plenty of legroom. LNER offers a variety of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak. Advance tickets are the cheapest option and must be booked in advance. Anytime tickets are more expensive but can be used at any time. Off-Peak tickets are the most affordable option for travelling during off-peak times. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. LNER also offers a range of discounts and special offers, making it an affordable and convenient way to travel.

Train information from Glasgow to Inverness with East Coast:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 9 min
  • Cheapest Price: £56

Trains from Glasgow to Inverness

The train line between Glasgow and Inverness is well served with connections. On weekdays and Saturdays, passengers can find six direct trains and six indirect trains with one change, and seven connections on Sundays.

Glasgow to Inverness Train Time: Daily departures

Passengers wishing to travel between Glasgow and Inverness can choose from 12 trains every day from Monday to Saturday. As six of these are indirect services, they will require a change at Perth or Stirling, but there are also six direct services available. The first train of the day leaves Glasgow just after 7:00 a.m. and the last shortly after 7:30 p.m. On Sundays, service is reduced, but there are still seven connections available between the two cities, including three direct trains.

How long is the journey by train from Glasgow to Inverness?

The train from Glasgow to Inverness generally takes around three and a half hours to travel from the central belt up to the Highlands. Most train connections complete the journey in three hours 13 minutes or up to half an hour longer. There is also a direct train that takes nearly five hours. Passengers should check the journey times and be aware that sometimes services with changes may be quicker than direct trains.

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

Departure train station: Trains from Glasgow to Inverness leave from Glasgow Queen Street. Queen Street is located in the centre of Glasgow and serves the trains to and from the north. It is within a seven-minute walk from both Glasgow Central Station and Buchanan Street Bus Station, making it convenient for those coming from further afield. The station has the usual facilities expected in a large city, including a ticket office, left-luggage, a waiting room, various food outlets and toilets.

Arrival train station: All trains from Glasgow to Inverness arrive at Inverness Station. Situated in the centre of the Highland Capital, Inverness Station is as conveniently located for the city itself as it is for onward travel. There is a taxi rank just outside and the bus station, with onward connections to the rest of the Highlands and beyond, is just a short walk. The station has left-luggage facilities, a newsagent, a café, a ticket office and ample waiting areas.

Which train companies travel from Glasgow to Inverness?

ScotRail operates most of the services between Glasgow and Inverness. However, the longer, second leg of one connection a day is offered by LNER.

ScotRail Glasgow to Inverness

ScotRail operates 11 of the 12 services between Glasgow and Inverness on weekdays and Saturdays. Sundays see a reduction in service, but passengers can still choose from six ScotRail connections, including three direct trains. All trains have an on-board catering trolley that offers hot and cold drinks and light snacks to passengers at their seats.

LNER Glasgow to Inverness

LNER runs half of one connection a day between Glasgow to Inverness; the first part of the journey from Glasgow to Stirling is operated by ScotRail. The ScotRail connection to the LNER train leaves Glasgow just after 4:40 p.m. each day of the week. As the LNER connection is a long-distance train that has travelled up from London, it has a high standard of comfort on board, which includes a café bar and catering trolley. Passengers in first-class receive a complementary hot meal served to them at their seat.

Glasgow to Inverness Trains: Services on board

Seats can be reserved for free on all ScotRail and LNER trains between Glasgow and Inverness in first or standard-class carriages.

Bikes can be carried on both ScotRail and LNER services without an additional fee, but as space is limited, it must be booked ahead of time. Bicycles should only be carried in the bicycle storage area.

Up to two pets can accompany each passenger on both ScotRail and LNER trains. They should, however, be on a lead or in a travel container. Should passengers wish to bring an additional pet on board, a small fee is payable.

Three items of luggage are permitted per person on both providers. ScotRail also offer the carriage of additional luggage for an extra fee.

LNER trains offer wheelchair accessible spaces and toilets in both first and standard-class carriages; currently, ScotRail only offers this in standard class. Assistance at the start and end stations can be booked in advance for those who need it, regardless of the train operator.

How do I find cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Inverness?

Booking in advance is the best way to find the cheapest train tickets between Glasgow and Inverness. Passengers should be aware that particularly busy services, such as those at peak times, are likely to be more expensive, so they should consider travelling at quieter times of the day.

FAQs: Glasgow to Inverness train

FAQs: Travel by train from Glasgow 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 Glasgow to Inverness.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Inverness can start from as little as £23 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Glasgow to Inverness is £56; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Glasgow to Inverness is 3 h 7 min   to travel the 111 mile long trip, with around there are 6 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Glasgow to Inverness leaves at 06: 07. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Glasgow to Inverness leaves at 19: 37.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Glasgow to Inverness without having to change trains with ScotRail. There are 5 direct trains from Glasgow to Inverness each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the trip from Glasgow to Inverness you can take a train with ScotRail, East Coast or Bus. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Glasgow and Inverness on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 19: 37.

When departing from Glasgow, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central or Glasgow Queen Street. When arriving in Inverness, you can end your trip in train stations like Inverness and Inverness, Bus Station.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Glasgow Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Inverness, located 0.3 miles (469 m) away from the city centre.

A trip to Inverness from Glasgow is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 7 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Glasgow to Inverness is October.
You have options as you can travel between Glasgow and Inverness 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Glasgow and Inverness

Glasgow
Inverness
Glasgow Central is the most popular Glasgow railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Glasgow for your journey to Inverness.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 09: 15 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Glasgow Central
Bus lines: 6, 7, 18, 21, 75, 263, 267, 500 Airport Express
Train lines: West Coast Main Line, ScotRail, Avanti West Coast, LNER, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, Caledonian Sleeper
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Bus pick up / drop off on Gordon St.
Glasgow Queen StreetWifiParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Glasgow Queen Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stop on the bridge at Cathedral Street
Metro: Interchange station for SPT Subway
Glasgow Central or Glasgow Queen StreetAccessibility
Amenities at station
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Glasgow Airport
Charing Cross (Glasgow)ShoppingParkingATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Charing Cross (Glasgow)
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Elmbank Gardens to the left of the station entrance
Queens Park (Glasgow)ParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Queens Park (Glasgow)
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Victoria Road
High Street (Glasgow)ShoppingParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for High Street (Glasgow)
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off in front of the station on High Street
Glasgow, Nithsdale Road
Glasgow, Telephone Exchange

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