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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 29 Jul we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

14:50Edinburgh, Elder Street4h05 18:55Inverness, Bus Station
1 changes
£181One-way
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14:50Edinburgh, Elder Street4h05 18:55Inverness, Bus Station
1 changes
£181One-way
Other options
13:50Edinburgh, Elder Street4h05 17:55Inverness, Bus Station
0 changes
£181One-way
08:00Edinburgh, Elder Street3h50 11:50Inverness, Bus Station
0 changes
£231One-way
19:50Edinburgh, Elder Street3h55 23:45Inverness, Bus Station
0 changes
£181One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

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

Travel Information to Inverness from Edinburgh

distanceDistance112 miles (180 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£11 - £54
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £11 • 3 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £54 • 3 h 34 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Scotrail

Take a coach or train to travel 112 miles (180 km) to Inverness from Edinburgh. 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 £11. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey 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
How do I travel to Inverness from Edinburgh?

There are 2 travel options from Edinburgh to Inverness: coach or train.

How far is it from Edinburgh to Inverness?

Inverness is approximately 112 miles (180 km) away from Edinburgh.

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 board their coach from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Bus Station, Farraline Park, Inverness.
  • Most travellers board their train from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Inverness.
Who can get me from Edinburgh to Inverness?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Edinburgh to Inverness:

  • You can travel to Inverness from Edinburgh by coach with Megabus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £11 with Megabus from Edinburgh to Inverness.
  • You can go to Inverness from Edinburgh by train with Scotrail. You'll see cheap train tickets for £54 with Scotrail from Edinburgh to Inverness on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly to Inverness from Edinburgh?

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

  • You can travel directly by 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.

Where should I go next after I travel between Edinburgh and Inverness?
Your journey from Edinburgh to Inverness doesn't have to end in Inverness. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Aberdeen. If you’d like to add London, Glasgow or Aberdeen to your Edinburgh to Inverness trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Inverness today!
How early should I book tickets between Edinburgh and Inverness online for 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 £11 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £54 one way for this journey.

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.

What is the cheapest way from Edinburgh to Inverness?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Inverness, which costs on average £11.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Inverness:

A coach is generally £43 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £54 from Edinburgh to Inverness.

What is the fastest way to Inverness from Edinburgh?

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

Other travel options from Edinburgh to Inverness can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 3 h 50 min   of travel time.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Inverness
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Edinburgh Waverley
Amenities
Refreshments
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.