From Carlisle train to Haymarket(Edinburgh) then train to Inverness. 5hrs 05min £62. From Carlisle, Apple Tree bus to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) then bus to Inverness, Bus Station. 7hrs 32min £56. From Carlisle drive to Inverness. 5hrs 31min £50. From Carlisle train to Haymarket Terrace (Roseberry Crescent), line 100 bus to Edinburgh airport, fly to Inverness airport, then bus to Inverness. 4hrs 36min £110.