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Cheap train tickets from London to Inverness

Showing times and prices for 26 Jul

Cheapest

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

London North Eastern Railway
10:309h37
London
20:07Inverness
£841One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:4011h27
London
20:07Inverness
£1111One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
12:1611h01
London
23:17Inverness
£1171One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
12:008h20
London
20:20Inverness
£1171One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:308h36
London
17:06Inverness
£1181One-way
0 changes

Train timetableLondon to Inverness

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 26 July
London North Eastern Railway
10:309h37
London
20:07Inverness
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
13:309h13
London
22:43Inverness
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:4011h27
London
20:07Inverness
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
12:008h20
London
20:20Inverness
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:308h36
London
17:06Inverness
0 changes

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Train times from London to Inverness

Showing times and prices for 26 Jul

Fastest Journey

8 h 20 m

Average

9 h 29 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

714 km

Of the 8 trains that leave London for Inverness every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

London North Eastern Railway
12:008h20
London
20:20Inverness
£1171One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
10:008h26
London
18:26Inverness
£1231One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:308h36
London
17:06Inverness
£1181One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
13:309h13
London
22:43Inverness
£1181One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
14:009h17
London
23:17Inverness
£1231One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from London to Inverness

distanceDistance443 miles
durationAverage train duration8 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price£119 (€134)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersEast Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, Virgin Trains, Lumo or ScotRail

Trains from London to Inverness cover the 443 miles long journey taking on average 8 h 4 min with our travel partners like East Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, Virgin Trains, Lumo or ScotRail. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £82, but the average price of train tickets is £119. Travellers depart most frequently from London Waterloo and arrive in Inverness.

Train providers: East Coast, Caledonian Sleeper and Virgin Trains trains London to Inverness

Travel from London to Inverness from £82 with Omio’s train partners East Coast, Caledonian Sleeper and Virgin Trains! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

Avanti West Coast is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates high-speed trains between London and major cities in the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The company offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, First Class and Advance tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drinks. The most popular routes for Avanti West Coast are London to Birmingham, London to Manchester and London to Glasgow. The company operates a fleet of Pendolino and Super Voyager trains, which offer a smooth and comfortable journey.

Virgin Trains from London to Inverness train information:

  • Average Duration: 8 h 34 min
  • Cheapest Price: £111

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!

FAQs: London to Inverness train

FAQs: Travel by train from London 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 London to Inverness.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from London to Inverness can start from as little as £82 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London to Inverness is £119; 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 London to Inverness is 8 h 4 min   to travel the 443 mile long trip, with around there is 1 train per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London to Inverness leaves at 05: 16. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London to Inverness leaves at 23: 45.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Inverness without having to change trains with East Coast or Caledonian Sleeper. There is 1 direct train from London to Inverness each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Take the London to Inverness train with East Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, Virgin Trains, Lumo or ScotRail. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey from London to Inverness as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, you can take a night train from London to Inverness with Caledonian Sleeper. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your trip from including London Waterloo, London Euston and London Paddington. When arriving in Inverness, you can end your journey in train stations like Inverness and Inverness, Bus Station.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Waterloo, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 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.

The cheapest month to travel from London to Inverness by train is December.
You have options as you can travel to Inverness from London 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in London and Inverness

London
Inverness
The major railway station for departures from London is London Euston. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Euston for your trip to Inverness from London.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
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
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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
Metro: N/A
The major train station for arrivals in Inverness is Inverness. Find all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Inverness for your trip to Inverness from London.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Inverness
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the Eastgate side of the station at the short stay car park
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