Derby to Inverness by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:56
  • Last train
    00:43
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 34m

Travelling from Derby to Inverness by train

Fast trains from Derby to Inverness take around 7 hours and 34 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 537 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Derby and Inverness.

Are there direct trains from Derby to Inverness?

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

We usually find around 13 departures on the route from Derby 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 16 departures.

How long is the train journey from Derby to Inverness?

The Derby to Inverness train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 34 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Derby to Inverness train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Inverness is usually scheduled to depart Derby around 05:56 and the last train is around 22:26. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Derby around 06:38, and the last at 00:43.

When to book Derby 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 Derby to Inverness by train.

Which train companies operate between Derby and Inverness?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Trains
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • ScotRail
  • 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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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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