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from Manchester to Inverness

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

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Inverness on 27 Jul we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:45Manchester8h35 11:20Inverness, Bus Station
1 changes
£631One-way
Cheapest
12:50Manchester, Airport10h55 23:45Inverness, Bus Station
2 changes
£501One-way
Other options
02:20Manchester, Airport9h00 11:20Inverness, Bus Station
1 changes
£631One-way
13:20Manchester10h25 23:45Inverness, Bus Station
2 changes
£621One-way
10:26Manchester Piccadilly6h28 16:54Inverness
1 changes
£1211One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Tue
27 Jul
£121Scotrail
£44Megabus
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Wed
28 Jul
£120Scotrail
£35Megabus
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Thu
29 Jul
£121Scotrail
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£114Loganair
Fri
30 Jul
£120Scotrail
£38Megabus
£167Loganair
Sun
1 Aug
£68London North Eastern Railway
£44Megabus
£198Loganair
Mon
2 Aug
£121Scotrail
£44Megabus
£168Loganair
Tue
3 Aug
£120Scotrail
£38Megabus
£124Loganair
Fri
6 Aug
£121First Transpennine Express
£40Megabus
£115Loganair
Sat
7 Aug
£121First Transpennine Express
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£114Loganair
Tue
10 Aug
£120Scotrail
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£84Loganair
Wed
11 Aug
£121Scotrail
£30Megabus
£125Loganair
Fri
13 Aug
£120Scotrail
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£70Loganair
Sat
14 Aug
£120Scotrail
£39Megabus
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Sun
15 Aug
£120Scotrail
£39Megabus
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Travel Information between Manchester and Inverness

distanceDistance286 miles (461 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range£107 - £193
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £107 • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £107 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLoganair or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 286 miles (461 km) by flight or train to Inverness from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £107. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Loganair or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Inverness.

Travel Tips

Travel from Manchester 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 Manchester to Inverness.
FAQs
How do I go from Manchester to Inverness?

There are 2 travel options from Manchester to Inverness: flight or train.

What is the distance from Manchester to Inverness?

Inverness is approximately 286 miles (461 km) away from Manchester.

What are the departure and arrival points in Manchester and in Inverness?

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

  • Flights mostly leave from Manchester Airport and tend to arrive in Inverness Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Manchester Piccadilly and tend to arrive in Inverness.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Manchester to Inverness?

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

  • Travel with Loganair for flights to Inverness. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Loganair Manchester to Inverness tickets on Omio for £107.
  • London North Eastern Railway can take you to Inverness by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for London North Eastern Railway from Manchester to Inverness for £193.
Where should I go next after I travel to Inverness from Manchester?
Looking to extend your trip from Manchester to Inverness? Many Omio customers who go from Manchester to Inverness usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Edinburgh, London or Glasgow. If you're looking to explore Edinburgh, London or Glasgow from Inverness, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I book my Manchester to Inverness ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing £107 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £193 one way on average.

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

What is the cheapest way from Manchester to Inverness?

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Inverness, which costs on average £107.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Inverness:

A flight journey is usually £87 less than a journey to Inverness by train, which costs on average £193 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to Inverness from Manchester?

The quickest way to travel to Inverness from Manchester is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 6 h 28 min.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Inverness
Manchester (Coach Station)
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WC

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.
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Manchester Oxford Road
Amenities
Manchester Piccadilly
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

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.<br>Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.