Edinburgh to Inverness by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Edinburgh to Inverness by train
Fast trains from Edinburgh to Inverness take around 3 hours and 18 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 181 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Inverness.
1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Inverness?
Direct trains from Edinburgh to Inverness have been found.
We usually find around 21 direct trains on the route from Edinburgh to Inverness every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 14 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to Inverness?
The Edinburgh to Inverness train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 18 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Edinburgh to Inverness train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Inverness is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 08:32 and the last train is around 19:44.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 08:31, and the last at 19:44.
What's the Edinburgh to Inverness train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Edinburgh to Inverness are $10.28.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $18 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $25. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Inverness by train.
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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Inverness?
More than one train company operates on the route from Edinburgh to Inverness, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- East Coast
- London North Eastern Railway
- Virgin East Coast
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Inverness to Edinburgh by train