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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest price $218.59
  2. 30 day advance $218.59
  • First train
    06:15
  • Last train
    23:09
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 39m

Travelling from Birmingham to Inverness by train

Fast trains from Birmingham to Inverness take around 7 hours and 39 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 576 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Birmingham and Inverness.

Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Inverness?

Journeys between Birmingham and Inverness usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 13 departures on the route from Birmingham to Inverness every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 20 departures.

How long is the train journey from Birmingham to Inverness?

The Birmingham to Inverness train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 39 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Birmingham to Inverness train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Inverness is usually scheduled to depart Birmingham around 06:15 and the last train is around 23:09. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Birmingham around 05:57, and the last at 22:55.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

What's the Birmingham to Inverness train price?

The cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Birmingham to Inverness are $218.59, and there isn't much difference in price depending on when you book.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $218, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.

When to book Birmingham to Inverness train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Birmingham to Inverness by train.

Which train companies operate between Birmingham and Inverness?

More than one train company operates on the route from Birmingham to Inverness, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London Midland
  • Northern
  • ScotRail
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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