How to get from Edinburgh to Inverness

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

14:50Edinburgh, Elder Street4h05 18:55Inverness, Bus Station
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14:50Edinburgh, Elder Street4h05 18:55Inverness, Bus Station
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16:50Edinburgh, Elder Street4h05 20:55Inverness, Bus Station
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13:50Edinburgh, Elder Street4h05 17:55Inverness, Bus Station
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08:00Edinburgh, Elder Street3h50 11:50Inverness, Bus Station
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Travel Information between Edinburgh and Inverness

distanceDistance112 miles (180 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £57 • 3 h 18 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Scotrail

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 112 miles (180 km) to Inverness from Edinburgh. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Megabus or Scotrail among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train 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.

There are 4 travel options from Edinburgh to Inverness: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Inverness, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Inverness:

A flight is about £21 less than a coach, which costs on average £21 for this journey.

A flight is about £1 less than a ferry, which costs on average £1 for this trip.

A flight is £57 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Edinburgh to Inverness costing on average £57.

The quickest way to travel to Inverness from Edinburgh is by train, which takes on average 3 h 18 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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The distance from Edinburgh to Inverness is approximately 112 miles (180 km).

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Inverness is:

  • Around 12 coaches per day.
  • Around 6 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Inverness from Edinburgh as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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 Inverness.
  • Most travellers board their plane from Edinburgh Airport and arrive in Inverness Airport.
  • Most travellers take a train from Edinburgh Waverley 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:

  • Travel with Megabus for coaches to Inverness. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Megabus Edinburgh to Inverness tickets on Omio for £21.
  • Scotrail can get you to Inverness by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Scotrail from Edinburgh to Inverness for £57 on Omio.

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Inverness with Megabus with around 8 direct coaches every day.
  • You can find 1 direct train per day to take to Inverness with Scotrail or London North Eastern Railway.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Inverness tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this journey.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Edinburgh to Inverness often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Aberdeen. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Edinburgh and Inverness itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Inverness and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Edinburgh to Inverness, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £21 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £1 one way.
  • Ferry tickets cost on average £1 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £57 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Edinburgh to Inverness online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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