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from Manchester to Inverness

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Travel Information to Inverness from Manchester

distanceDistance286 miles (461 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range£120 - £207
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £120 • 6 h 28 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £207 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLoganair or Scotrail

Take a flight or train to travel 286 miles (461 km) 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as £120. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Loganair or Scotrail among others. Travellers can even take a direct train 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.
What are my Manchester to Inverness travel options?

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

What is the cheapest way from Manchester to Inverness?

The cheapest way from Manchester to Inverness is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £120 compared to other travel options to Inverness:

A train is about £87 less than a flight, which costs on average £207 for this trip.

What is the quickest way from Manchester to Inverness?

The fastest way to get to Inverness from Manchester is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Inverness that can usually take longer:

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

How many miles from Manchester to Inverness would I travel?

The distance from Manchester to Inverness is approximately 286 miles (461 km).

How many services a day are there from Manchester to Inverness?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Inverness is:

  • 4 trains per day.

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

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Manchester to Inverness:

  • Most travellers catch their flight from Manchester Airport and arrive in Inverness Airport.
  • Most travellers board their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Inverness.
Who can get me 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:

  • Loganair can get you to Inverness by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Loganair from Manchester to Inverness for £207 on Omio.
  • Travel with Scotrail for trains to Inverness. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Scotrail Manchester to Inverness tickets on Omio for £120.
Can I travel directly from Manchester to Inverness?

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

  • You can travel directly by train with with 4 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 change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Manchester to Inverness.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Inverness from Manchester?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Manchester to Inverness often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Edinburgh, London or Glasgow. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Manchester and Inverness itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Inverness and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy tickets to Inverness from Manchester online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Manchester to Inverness, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is on average £207 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average £120 one way.

But we recommend booking Manchester to Inverness tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.