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Inverness to Glasgow Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
3 hours 24 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £40
Trains depart from:Inverness
Trains arrive in:Glasgow
Distance:179 km
Train Companies:London North Eastern Railway, Scotrail

Trains from Inverness to Glasgow

The route between Inverness and Glasgow is a busy line served by four direct trains and eight indirect trains requiring one change each day during the week.

Inverness to Glasgow Train Time: Daily departures

The line between Inverness and Glasgow is a busy route and passengers wishing to make the journey have the choice of 12 trains a day from Monday to Saturday. Most trains require a change in either Perth or Stirling, but there are also four direct services. The first departure of the day leaves Inverness just after 5:30 a.m. and the last train leaves just after 8:15 p.m. Sundays see a reduced service, but still offer seven connections, including two direct trains, between the two cities.

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

The train from Inverness to Glasgow takes around three and a half hours to travel between the Highland capital and Scotland's largest city. The quickest trains take only three hours 14 minutes, while the slowest can take up to half an hour longer. In certain cases, a train with a connection may be faster than a direct service.

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

Departure train station: All trains from Inverness to Glasgow depart from Inverness Station. Situated in the middle of the city, Inverness Station is conveniently located for both the city itself and onward travel. Taxis can be found directly outside the station doors, while the bus station with connections across the Highlands is within a five-minute walk. The station has a ticket office, a newsagent, left-luggage facilities, a café and ample waiting areas.

Arrival train station: Trains from Inverness to Glasgow arrive at Glasgow Queen Street. Queen Street serves all trains heading to or coming from the north of Scotland and is directly in the city centre. It is a short, 7-minute walk from both Glasgow Central Station and Buchanan Street Bus Station for passengers wishing to make onward journeys. The station has a ticket office, various food outlets, a waiting room, left-luggage facilities and toilets.

Which train companies travel from Inverness to Glasgow?

ScotRail is the main operator providing the service between Inverness and Glasgow. However, the first leg of one indirect connection every day is offered by LNER.

ScotRail Inverness to Glasgow

ScotRail offers 11 of the 12 services between Inverness and Glasgow on weekdays and Saturdays. Sundays have a reduced service, but passengers can still choose from six ScotRail connections, including two direct trains. All trains have a catering trolley on board where passengers can purchase light refreshments and hot and cold drinks.

LNER Inverness to Glasgow

LNER runs one train a day from Inverness to Stirling, where passengers should change to a ScotRail train for their connection to Glasgow. The daily LNER train leaves Inverness just before 8:00 a.m. on weekdays and Saturdays and just after 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. As this service is a long-distance train that continues to London, it has a high standard of comfort on board, including a café car, catering trolley and, in first-class accommodation, complementary hot meals served to your seat.

Inverness to Glasgow Trains: Services on board

All ScotRail and LNER trains between Inverness and Glasgow have the option of first or standard-class carriages and seats can be reserved for no additional fee.

On both ScotRail and LNER services, bikes are carried for free, but a space must be reserved in advance. Bicycles should be stored in the appropriate area, which passengers can locate from the bicycle icon on the outside of the carriage.

All passengers are free to bring up to two pets with them on board, as long as they are on a lead or in an appropriate travel container. An additional fee is payable for each additional pet. This policy applies to both ScotRail and LNER.

Both ScotRail and LNER permit up to three items of luggage per passenger. ScotRail allows passengers to bring extra luggage for an additional fee.

Every ScotRail train has ramps to ensure that those who may find the gap between train and platform difficult can board and disembark safely. Spaces for wheelchairs and accessible toilets are only available in standard-class. In LNER trains, wheelchair spaces and accessible toilets can also be found in first-class. For those who would like assistance at their start and end stations, regardless of train operator, assistance can be booked in advance.

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

To find the cheapest train tickets between Inverness and Glasgow, it is advisable to book in advance. Trains at peak times tend to be the busiest, so passengers should consider travelling at quieter times of the day to find the best deals.

Travel Tips

Trains from Inverness to Glasgow
Travel by train to Glasgow 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 Inverness to Glasgow.
How much do cheap trains to Glasgow from Inverness cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Glasgow from Inverness for as little as £22  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Inverness to Glasgow on average?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Inverness to Glasgow train to cost on average £52  one way.
What is the distance from Inverness to Glasgow via train?
The Inverness to Glasgow train distance is approximately 111 miles (179 km).
How long is the train to Glasgow from Inverness?
The Inverness to Glasgow train duration is on average 2 h 43 min, which is to be expected when travelling 111 miles (179 km) from Inverness to Glasgow. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station from Inverness to Glasgow do I depart from? Which Glasgow train station from Inverness do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Inverness   and arrive in Glasgow Central.

Where is the train station in Inverness to go to Glasgow? Where is the train station in Glasgow located?

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

What train companies go from Inverness to Glasgow?
Take the Inverness to Glasgow train with Scotrail or London North Eastern Railway. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route to Glasgow from Inverness as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When can I take the first train from Inverness to Glasgow? When can I take the last train for the day?
You can take the first train from Inverness to Glasgow at 07: 45   or take the last train from Inverness to Glasgow leaving at 09: 53. Look for the latest Inverness Glasgow train schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
When should I purchase Inverness Glasgow train tickets to score the best deals?
If you book a train ticket between Inverness and Glasgow within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £52 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Inverness to Glasgow are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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