How to get to Inverness from Edinburgh

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from Edinburgh to Inverness

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

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

Megabus
08:103h48
Edinburgh
11:58Inverness, Bus Station
£201One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Megabus
08:103h48
Edinburgh
11:58Inverness, Bus Station
£201One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Scotrail
15:523h18
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
19:10Inverness station (INV)
£681One-way
0 changes
Other options
London North Eastern Railway
16:323h37
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
20:09Inverness station (INV)
£291One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
09:253h54
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
13:19Inverness station (INV)
£681One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
10:353h54
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
14:29Inverness station (INV)
£681One-way
1 change
Megabus
10:103h48
Edinburgh
13:58Inverness, Bus Station
£201One-way
0 changes
Megabus
07:104h01
Edinburgh
11:11Inverness, Bus Station
£201One-way
0 changes
Megabus
11:103h58
Edinburgh
15:08Inverness, Bus Station
£201One-way
0 changes

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Travel Information from Edinburgh to Inverness

distanceDistance112 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or coach
priceTicket price range£23 - £14
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £14 • 3 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £23 • 3 h 23 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or ScotRail

Travel 112 miles by train or coach from Edinburgh to Inverness. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus or ScotRail among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, ferry, flight or train from Edinburgh to Inverness.

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Find the best route between Edinburgh and Inverness with Omio's travel partners ScotRail! You'll find the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

Scotrail is a train operating company in Scotland, providing rail services throughout the country. It operates a wide range of services, from commuter trains to long-distance intercity services. The company operates a variety of train types, including the Class 380, Class 385, Class 156, Class 158 and Class 170. These trains offer a range of onboard facilities, such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and comfortable seating. Scotrail also offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Off-Peak, and Anytime tickets. The most popular routes for Scotrail include Glasgow to Edinburgh, Glasgow to Inverness, and Edinburgh to Aberdeen.

    FAQs: Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Inverness.
    FAQs

    You can get from Edinburgh to Inverness 2 different ways: train or coach.

    The cheapest way to go to Inverness from Edinburgh is by taking a coach, which costs on average £14.

    This is compared to other ways of getting from Edinburgh to Inverness:

    A coach is less than a ferry for this journey with tickets for a ferry from Edinburgh to Inverness costing on average.

    Taking a coach costs less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of.

    Taking a coach costs £10 less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of £23.

    The fastest way to get to Inverness from Edinburgh is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 23 min.

    Other travel options to Inverness take longer:

    Coach takes on average 3 h 35 min.

    You should expect to travel around 112 miles from Edinburgh to Inverness.

    The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Inverness is:

    • 1 coach a day.
    • Around 7 trains per day.

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

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Edinburgh to Inverness:

    • Coaches from Edinburgh to Inverness most often leave from Edinburgh, Bus Station and arrive in Inverness, Bus Station.
    • Flights mostly leave from Edinburgh Airport and tend to arrive in Inverness Airport.
    • Trains most often depart from Edinburgh at Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Inverness at Inverness.

    The following travel companies offer services from Edinburgh to Inverness:

    • Megabus, Bus or Caledonian Sleeper can get you to Inverness by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Megabus from Edinburgh to Inverness for £14 on Omio.
    • Travel with ScotRail or East Coast for trains to Inverness. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for ScotRail Edinburgh to Inverness tickets on Omio for £23.

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

    • Direct coach available with Megabus or Caledonian Sleeper 1 direct coach per day.
    • Direct trains with ScotRail or East Coast with 6 direct trains per day.

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

    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, Fort William 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!

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