Manchester to Inverness by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Manchester to Inverness by train
Fast trains from Manchester to Inverness take around 6 hours and 28 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 463 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Inverness.
1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Inverness?
Journeys between Manchester and Inverness usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 23 departures on the route from Manchester 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 34 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Manchester to Inverness?
The Manchester to Inverness train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 28 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Manchester to Inverness train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Inverness is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 04:57 and the last train is around 23:46.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 04:54, and the last at 23:01.
What's the Manchester to Inverness train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Manchester to Inverness are $35.06.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $102 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $58. 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 Manchester 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 Manchester to Inverness by train.
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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Inverness?
More than one train company operates on the route from Manchester to Inverness, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- Caledonian Sleeper
- East Coast
- First TransPennine Express
- London North Eastern Railway
- Northern Rail
- Serco Caledonian Sleeper
- TransPennine Express
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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