The cheapest trains from London to Inverness

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Cheapest

£206

Average

£208

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 £ 208 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 206.

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12:00London Kings Cross8h07 20:07Inverness
0 changes
£2061One-way
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10:00London Kings Cross9h37 19:37Inverness
1 changes
£2061One-way
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13:00London Kings Cross8h28 21:28Inverness
2 changes
£2061One-way
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10:00London Kings Cross8h26 18:26Inverness
2 changes
£2061One-way
15:00London Kings Cross8h16 23:16Inverness
1 changes
£2141One-way

Timetable London to Inverness

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09:00London Kings Cross7h54 16:54Inverness
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10:00London Kings Cross9h37 19:37Inverness
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10:00London Kings Cross8h26 18:26Inverness
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12:00London Kings Cross8h07 20:07Inverness
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13:00London Kings Cross8h28 21:28Inverness
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15:00London Kings Cross8h16 23:16Inverness
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Thu
28 Oct
£206London North Eastern Railway
£54easyJet
Fri
29 Oct
£206London North Eastern Railway
£47British Airways
Sat
30 Oct
£70London North Eastern Railway
£45easyJet
Sun
31 Oct
£92London North Eastern Railway
£42easyJet
Mon
1 Nov
£70London North Eastern Railway
£42easyJet
Tue
2 Nov
£70London North Eastern Railway
£39easyJet
Wed
3 Nov
£70London North Eastern Railway
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Thu
4 Nov
£70London North Eastern Railway
£36easyJet
Fri
5 Nov
£83London North Eastern Railway
£48easyJet
Sat
6 Nov
£63London North Eastern Railway
£34easyJet
Sun
7 Nov
£206London North Eastern Railway
£34easyJet
Mon
8 Nov
£70London North Eastern Railway
£35easyJet
Tue
9 Nov
£207Scotrail
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Wed
10 Nov
£63London North Eastern Railway
£34easyJet
Thu
11 Nov
£70London North Eastern Railway
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Fri
12 Nov
£93London North Eastern Railway
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Sat
13 Nov
£207London North Eastern Railway
£32easyJet
Sun
14 Nov
£206London North Eastern Railway
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Mon
15 Nov
£206Scotrail
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Tue
16 Nov
£56London North Eastern Railway
£31easyJet

The fastest trains from London to Inverness

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Fastest Journey

7 h 54 m

Average

8 h 28 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

714 km

Of the 6 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 8 h 28 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 7 h 54 m .

The slowest trains will take 9 h 37 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 Cross7h54 16:54Inverness
1 changes
£2141One-way
12:00London Kings Cross8h07 20:07Inverness
0 changes
£2061One-way
15:00London Kings Cross8h16 23:16Inverness
1 changes
£2141One-way
10:00London Kings Cross8h26 18:26Inverness
2 changes
£2061One-way
13:00London Kings Cross8h28 21:28Inverness
2 changes
£2061One-way

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Train Information from London to Inverness

distanceDistance443 miles (714 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h 7 min
priceAverage train ticket price£116 (€132)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersLondon North Eastern Railway or Caledonian Sleeper

Trains from London to Inverness cover the 443 miles (714 km) long trip taking on average 8 h 7 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway or Caledonian Sleeper. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £70, but the average price of train tickets is £116. 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!

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 between London and Inverness.