Chester to Inverness by train

  • First train
    04:22
  • Last train
    23:22
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 2m
  • Distance
    484 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    18
  • Avg. journey time
    9hr 36m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Chester to Inverness by train

Fast trains from Chester to Inverness take around 7 hours and 2 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 484 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Chester and Inverness.

1. Are there direct trains from Chester to Inverness?

Journeys between Chester and Inverness usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 16 departures on the route from Chester 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 22 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Chester to Inverness?

The Chester to Inverness train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 2 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Chester to Inverness train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Inverness is usually scheduled to depart Chester around 05:38 and the last train is around 18:50. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Chester around 04:22, and the last at 23:22.

When to book Chester 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 Chester to Inverness by train.

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Which train companies operate between Chester and Inverness?

More than one train company operates on the route from Chester 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 North Eastern Railway
  • 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.

Inverness to Chester by train

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