Travel options
from Edinburgh to Inverness

You can get from Edinburgh to Inverness by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Edinburgh to Inverness on 28 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:00Edinburgh, Elder Street3h50 11:50Inverness, Bus Station
0 changes
£171One-way
Cheapest
10:50Edinburgh, Elder Street4h05 14:55Inverness, Bus Station
1 changes
£161One-way
Other options
10:00Edinburgh, Elder Street3h45 13:45Inverness, Bus Station
0 changes
£171One-way
16:00Edinburgh, Elder Street3h50 19:50Inverness, Bus Station
0 changes
£171One-way
16:50Edinburgh, Elder Street4h05 20:55Inverness, Bus Station
1 changes
£161One-way

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Wed
27 Oct
£23London North Eastern Railway
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Thu
28 Oct
£27Scotrail
£16Megabus
Fri
29 Oct
£54Scotrail
£16Megabus
Sat
30 Oct
£54Scotrail
£15Megabus
Sun
31 Oct
£54Scotrail
£15Megabus
Mon
1 Nov
£54Scotrail
£12Megabus
Tue
2 Nov
£26Scotrail
£12Megabus
Wed
3 Nov
£26Scotrail
£14Megabus
Thu
4 Nov
£26Scotrail
£12Megabus
Fri
5 Nov
£53Scotrail
£15Megabus
Sat
6 Nov
£27Scotrail
£12Megabus
Sun
7 Nov
£53Scotrail
£15Megabus
Mon
8 Nov
£27Scotrail
£12Megabus
Tue
9 Nov
£27Scotrail
£12Megabus
Wed
10 Nov
£27Scotrail
£12Megabus
Thu
11 Nov
£26Scotrail
£12Megabus
Fri
12 Nov
£26Scotrail
£12Megabus
Sat
13 Nov
£26Scotrail
£12Megabus
Sun
14 Nov
£54Scotrail
£11Megabus
Mon
15 Nov
£26Scotrail
£12Megabus
Tue
16 Nov
£26Scotrail
£12Megabus

Travel Information to Inverness from Edinburgh

distanceDistance112 miles (180 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£15 - £53
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £15 • 3 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £53 • 3 h 34 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Scotrail

Travel 112 miles (180 km) by coach or train from Edinburgh to Inverness. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 34 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £15. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus or Scotrail among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Edinburgh to Inverness.

Travel Tips

Travel from Edinburgh to Inverness
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 Edinburgh to Inverness.
FAQs
What are my Edinburgh to Inverness travel options?

There are 2 ways that you can travel from Edinburgh to Inverness. You can take a coach or train.

How do I get from Edinburgh to Inverness the cheapest way?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Inverness. Tickets for a coach cost on average £15.

This is compared to other travel options to Inverness:

A coach is about £38 less than a train, which costs on average £53 for this trip.

What is the quickest way from Edinburgh to Inverness?

The fastest way from Edinburgh to Inverness is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 34 min.

Other travel options between Edinburgh and Inverness can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 3 h 45 min   on average.

How far is it from Edinburgh to Inverness?

You should expect to travel around 112 miles (180 km) from Edinburgh to Inverness.

How many services a day are there between Edinburgh and Inverness?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Inverness is:

  • 10 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Edinburgh to Inverness?

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

  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Edinburgh to Inverness depart from Edinburgh, Elder Street to Bus Station, Farraline Park, Inverness.
  • Most travellers take a train from Edinburgh Waverley to Inverness.
Which travel companies can get me from Edinburgh to Inverness?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh to Inverness, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Megabus can take you to Inverness by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Megabus from Edinburgh to Inverness for £15.
  • Scotrail can get you to Inverness by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Scotrail from Edinburgh to Inverness for £53 on Omio.
Is there a direct service to Inverness from Edinburgh?

Yes, there are direct services available to Inverness from Edinburgh with the following travel operators:

  • You can book a direct coach with Megabus.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Inverness as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Inverness from Edinburgh.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Edinburgh to Inverness?
Many of our customers travelling from Edinburgh to Inverness don't make Inverness their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Glasgow or Aberdeen, either of which you could add to your Edinburgh and Inverness trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Inverness to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy Edinburgh to Inverness tickets online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Edinburgh to Inverness, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £15 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £53 one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Edinburgh to Inverness tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.