Cheap train tickets from London to Inverness

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Cheapest

£83

Average

£148

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 London to Inverness will cost around £ 148 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 83.

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20:30London Euston12h12 08:42Inverness
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£831One-way
09:00London Kings Cross8h25 17:25Inverness
1 changes
£2131One-way

Train schedule London to Inverness

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09:00London Kings Cross8h25 17:25Inverness
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20:30London Euston12h12 08:42Inverness
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Sun
22 May
£83Caledonian Sleeper
£142easyJet
Mon
23 May
£213London North Eastern Railway
£76easyJet
Tue
24 May
£94Avanti West Coast
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Wed
25 May
£94Avanti West Coast
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Thu
26 May
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£83easyJet
Fri
27 May
£213London North Eastern Railway
£248British Airways
Sat
28 May
£213London North Eastern Railway
£314British Airways
Sun
29 May
£143London North Eastern Railway
£121easyJet
Mon
30 May
£83Caledonian Sleeper
£89easyJet
Tue
31 May
£101London North Eastern Railway
£42easyJet
Wed
1 Jun
£101London North Eastern Railway
£69easyJet
Thu
2 Jun
£76London North Eastern Railway
£56easyJet
Fri
3 Jun
£83Caledonian Sleeper
£44easyJet
Sat
4 Jun
£101London North Eastern Railway
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Sun
5 Jun
£83Caledonian Sleeper
£66easyJet
Mon
6 Jun
£70London North Eastern Railway
£43easyJet
Tue
7 Jun
£70London North Eastern Railway
£42easyJet
Wed
8 Jun
£54Avanti West Coast
£37easyJet
Thu
9 Jun
£66London North Eastern Railway
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Fri
10 Jun
£79London North Eastern Railway
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Fastest train times from London to Inverness

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Fastest Journey

8 h 25 m

Average

10 h 18 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

714 km

Of the 2 trains that leave London for Inverness every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 714 km distance in an average of 10 h 18 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 8 h 25 m .

The slowest trains will take 12 h 12 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.

Fastest
09:00London Kings Cross8h25 17:25Inverness
1 changes
£2131One-way
20:30London Euston12h12 08:42Inverness
0 changes
£831One-way

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Overview: Train from London to Inverness

distanceDistance443 miles (714 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price£128 (€145)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersLondon North Eastern Railway, Scotrail, Lumo or Caledonian Sleeper

Trains from London to Inverness cover the 443 miles (714 km) long route taking on average 8 h 4 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway, Scotrail, Lumo or Caledonian Sleeper. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £83, but the average price of train tickets is £128. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Inverness.

Trains from London to Inverness

It's nearly 450 miles from London to Inverness, and making the journey by train is among the most relaxing travel solutions. Every day, there are at least two trains from London to Inverness operated by London North Eastern Railway (LNER). Some are direct, although most require at least one change. The fastest journeys are by LNER Azuma trains and take 7 hours 54 minutes.

London to Inverness train times: Daily departures

Trains from London to Inverness leave from King's Cross Station, with the first train of the day at 7:00 a.m. This service requires two changes and arrives at 3:22 p.m. The quickest train of the day departs at 9:00 a.m. and arrives at 4:54 p.m., requiring just one change at Edinburgh Waverley station. There are up to six daily trains from London to Inverness, and the last train of the departs at 4:00 p.m. and arrives in Inverness at 8:36 a.m. the following day. 

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

The quickest train journeys from London to Inverness take just under eight hours. The longest journeys require lengthy waits to switch trains at Aberdeen or Stirling. 

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

Departure train station: Trains to Inverness leave from King's Cross Station, which is easy to access by public transport and has its own underground station. Tube lines serving King's Cross include the Circle Line, Metropolitan Line, Victoria Line, and Northern Line. Several bus stops are outside the station on York Way and Euston Road. Amenities at King's Cross include a first-class lounge, currency exchange services, ATMs, shops, restaurants, and bars. 

Arrival train station: All London trains arrive at Inverness Railway Station, which is in the centre of the city an easy walk from Eastgate Shopping Centre. Showers are available at the station, including an accessible shower for passengers with disabilities. Amenities include a station buffet, catering trolleys, free public WiFi, and ATMs.

Which train companies travel from London to Inverness?

LNER operates trains from London to Inverness, and some routes are served by LNER's flagship Azuma bullet trains, which offer higher levels of passenger comfort and speed. The beautiful route to Inverness takes in some of the UK's most scenic landscapes, offering passengers a unique, relaxing experience. 

LNER London to Inverness

Most trains from London to Inverness require at least one change, although there are some direct services. There are both standard and first-class coaches and free WiFi. 

London to Inverness trains: Services on board

First-class tickets, available on all LNER trains from London to Inverness, enable passengers to use the lounge at King's Cross prior to their departure. They also include ergonomic seating and lots of room, with complimentary two-course meals of traditional Scottish dishes and other classics. The Azuma trains feature the fastest WiFi of LNER's fleet, so it's easy to stream entertainment during journeys. Quiet coaches on all trains to Inverness make it easy for first-class or standard travellers to relax during journeys. Standard-fare passengers can purchase snacks or meals from the café bar or trolley service.

Passengers with disabilities can arrange for support prior to their journey. Luggage assistance is also available, and passengers can take up to two domestic pets free on any trip. There's room to carry between three and five cycles on all trains from London to Inverness, but this should be booked in advance, Folding bikes are considered normal luggage. 

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Inverness

Omio is perfect for finding cheap train tickets from London to Inverness. Booking tickets in advance is the best way to find deals, and lets passengers to reserve the seats they prefer. Opting for slower services can also help save on tickets. Trains to Inverness can be very busy at peak times of year such as summer and bank holidays. Buying tickets in advance for these times via the Omio app is always the best plan!

Travel Tips: Trains from London to Inverness

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FAQs

How much do cheap train tickets between London and Inverness cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Inverness from London to cost as little as £83  in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train ticket from London to Inverness on average?

If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to Inverness train to cost on average £128  one way.

How many miles is it from London to Inverness by train?

When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Inverness from London via train to be approximately 443 miles (714 km).

How long is the train journey from London to Inverness?

The train time between London and Inverness is on average 8 h 4 min  for the 443 miles (714 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Inverness from London by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

What is the departure train station in London and arrival train station in Inverness?

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from London Victoria   to Inverness.

Where is the train station in London? Where is the train station in Inverness?

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Inverness, located 0.1 miles (54 m) away from the city centre.

Which train providers can take me between London and Inverness?

For the best London to Inverness train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with London North Eastern Railway, Scotrail, Lumo or Caledonian Sleeper. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between London and Inverness to compare what amenities they may offer.

Is there a direct train to Inverness from London?

Yes, there is 1 direct train per day to Inverness from London, and you can find a direct train for this journey with London North Eastern Railway  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

How many train services are there from London to Inverness a day?

On average, there is 1 train a day from London to Inverness. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When does the first train depart from London to Inverness? When does the last train depart from London to Inverness?

The earliest train departing from London to Inverness leaves at 04: 45. The last train departing from London to Inverness leaves at 23: 30. You can find the latest London to Inverness train timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How early should I purchase train tickets between London and Inverness to score the best deals?

If you book a train ticket between London and Inverness within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £128 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from London to Inverness are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Inverness
The major railway station for departures from London is London Victoria. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Victoria for your trip from London to Inverness.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transport options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
24/7
Public transport options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 2078437688
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139