Travel options
from Inverness to Edinburgh

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

Our recommendation

To get from Inverness to Edinburgh on 26 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

15:20Inverness, Bus Station3h50 19:10Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£191One-way
Cheapest
14:25Inverness, Bus Station3h58 18:23Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£181One-way
Other options
19:25Inverness, Bus Station3h41 23:06Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£181One-way
09:25Inverness, Bus Station3h45 13:10Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£231One-way
13:25Inverness, Bus Station3h55 17:20Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£191One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Mon
25 Oct
£53Scotrail
£16Megabus
Tue
26 Oct
£26Scotrail
£16Megabus
Wed
27 Oct
£26Scotrail
£16Megabus
Thu
28 Oct
£26Scotrail
£15Megabus
Fri
29 Oct
£53Scotrail
£15Megabus
Sat
30 Oct
£26Scotrail
£15Megabus
Sun
31 Oct
£31London North Eastern Railway
£16Megabus
Mon
1 Nov
£26Scotrail
£12Megabus
Tue
2 Nov
£26Scotrail
£12Megabus
Wed
3 Nov
£26Scotrail
£12Megabus
Thu
4 Nov
£26Scotrail
£12Megabus
Fri
5 Nov
£26Scotrail
£12Megabus
Sat
6 Nov
£26Scotrail
£12Megabus
Sun
7 Nov
£27London North Eastern Railway
£13Megabus
Mon
8 Nov
£26Scotrail
£12Megabus
Tue
9 Nov
£26Scotrail
Find prices
Wed
10 Nov
£26Scotrail
£11Megabus
Thu
11 Nov
£26Scotrail
£11Megabus
Fri
12 Nov
£26Scotrail
£13Megabus
Sat
13 Nov
£26Scotrail
£12Megabus
Sun
14 Nov
£68Scotrail
£12Megabus

Travel Information to Edinburgh from Inverness

distanceDistance112 miles (180 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£15 - £53
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £15 • 3 h 41 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £53 • 3 h 36 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Scotrail

Take a coach or train to travel 112 miles (180 km) from Inverness to Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 36 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 from Inverness to Edinburgh.

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FAQs
How do I go from Inverness to Edinburgh?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Inverness to Edinburgh?

The cheapest way from Inverness to Edinburgh is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £15 compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A coach journey is usually £38 less than a journey to Edinburgh by train, which costs on average £53 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get from Inverness to Edinburgh?

The quickest way to travel from Inverness to Edinburgh is by train, which takes on average 3 h 36 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 3 h 41 min   on average.

What is the distance from Inverness to Edinburgh?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Inverness to Edinburgh?

The average frequency per day from Inverness to Edinburgh is:

  • 4 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Inverness? Where do I arrive in Edinburgh?

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

  • Coaches most often depart from Inverness at Bus Station, Farraline Park, Inverness and arrive in Edinburgh at Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Trains mostly leave from Inverness and tend to arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Inverness to Edinburgh?

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

  • Travel with Megabus for coaches to Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Megabus Inverness to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £15.
  • Scotrail can get you to Edinburgh by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Scotrail from Inverness to Edinburgh for £53 on Omio.
Where else should I travel to after my journey between Inverness and Edinburgh ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Inverness to Edinburgh? Many Omio customers who go from Inverness to Edinburgh usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Glasgow or Manchester from Edinburgh, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I purchase tickets between Inverness and Edinburgh online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost £15 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £53 one way.

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