How to get to Inverness from Cardiff

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from Cardiff to Inverness

How to get to Inverness from Cardiff by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Cardiff to Inverness is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Cardiff and Inverness

distanceDistance415 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
priceTicket price range£33 - £137
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £33 • 14 h 8 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £137 • 10 h 19 min
carriersPopular travel companiesCrossCountry

Travel 415 miles by train from Cardiff to Inverness. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are CrossCountry among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Cardiff to Inverness.

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Travel on CrossCountry travel between Cardiff and Inverness at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains from Cardiff to Inverness. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

    FAQs: Cardiff to Inverness

    FAQs: Travel 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 Cardiff to Inverness.

    You can get between Cardiff and Inverness 1 different ways: train.

    The cheapest way to travel between Cardiff and Inverness is a coach with an average price of £33.

    This is compared to other travel options from Cardiff to Inverness:

    Taking a coach costs £105 less than taking a train, which costs on average £137 for the same trip.

    The quickest way to travel between Cardiff and Inverness is by train, which takes on average 10 h 19 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

    Coach takes on average 14 h 8 min.

    The distance between Cardiff and Inverness is around 415 miles.

    The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Inverness is:

    • 2 trains per day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Cardiff and Inverness as scheduled services by train can vary by season or day of the week.

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Cardiff to Inverness:

    • Most travellers catch their coach from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arrive in Inverness, Bus Station.
    • Most travellers board their train from Cardiff Central and arrive in Inverness.

    The following travel companies offer services from Cardiff to Inverness:

    • Travel with CrossCountry or East Coast to go to Inverness by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find East Coast Cardiff to Inverness tickets on Omio for £327.

    Yes, there are direct routes from Cardiff to Inverness with the following travel companies:

    • You'll find direct coaches with.
    • You'll find direct trains with.

    Direct services to Inverness tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

    Omio customers who travel from Cardiff to Inverness often also extend their holiday to go to Edinburgh, London, Glasgow, Fort William or Aberdeen. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Inverness and these popular destinations at a great price.
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