There are 10 ways to get from Dublin to Inverness by plane, train, car ferry, bus, night train, bus and ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Dublin to Inverness  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Inverness (INV) DUB - INV

$83 - $288

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  20 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  2. Take the bus from Manchester to Glasgow
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station G10

$75 - $106

8 alternative options

Fly Dublin to Edinburgh, train  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Edinburgh (EDI) DUB - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Inverness

$80 - $202

Train to Belfast City, fly to Inverness  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly Train Station to Belfast Central Train Station
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Inverness (INV) BHD - INV

$93 - $228

Fly Dublin to Aberdeen, train  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Aberdeen (ABZ) DUB - ABZ
  2. Take the train from Dyce to Inverness

$94 - $280

Train, car ferry, bus via Perth  •  13 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly Train Station to Belfast Central Train Station
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
  5. Take the train from Perth to Inverness

$168 - $215

Car ferry, train  •  14 h 26 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  3. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Haymarket
  4. Take the train from Haymarket to Inverness

$268 - $411

Train, car ferry, bus  •  15 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly Train Station to Belfast Central Train Station
  2. Take the train from Belfast Central Train Station to Larne Harbour
  3. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  4. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie (Tesco) to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  5. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness

$151 - $270

Car ferry, bus, night train  •  19 h 33 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
  2. Take the bus from Bootle, Knowsley Road to Preston City Centre, Railway Station X2
  3. Take the night train from Preston to Inverness

$111 - $294

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Dublin to Belfast
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Drive from Cairnryan to Inverness

$116 - $156

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Inverness, Scotland?

Loganair and Aer Lingus fly from Dublin to Inverness once daily.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Inverness via Manchester
Avg. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Avg. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Aberdeen
Avg. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Dublin to Aberdeen via London Heathrow
Avg. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Avg. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Aberdeen
Avg. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Avg. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Dublin to Inverness
Avg. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Inverness
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh Gateway to Inverness
Avg. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Dyce to Inverness
Avg. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
Avg. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $25
Train from Perth to Inverness
Avg. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
Avg. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Avg. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Haymarket
Avg. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $210
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Central Train Station to Larne Harbour
Avg. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Preston to Inverness
Avg. Duration
7 h 37 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$120 - $170
Sleeper Berth Solo
$212
Sleeper Seat
$50 - $75
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
Avg. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie (Tesco) to Buchanan Bus Station
Avg. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Avg. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bootle, Knowsley Road to Preston City Centre, Railway Station
Avg. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester
Avg. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to Glasgow
Avg. Duration
5 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Avg. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$42
Small Car
$181
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Avg. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $170
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$49
Small Car
$167
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Avg. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$41 - $46
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$150 - $180
On Foot
$41 - $46
car
$124
Passenger
$44
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
Avg. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$42
Passenger Flexi
$70
Standard Car
$98
Car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
Avg. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Schedules at
poferries.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Passenger & Car Saver
$140
Passenger & Car Flexi
$210
Overnight Cabin
$56

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Dublin to Inverness?

The distance between Dublin and Inverness is 478 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Dublin to Inverness?

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Inverness is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 80€ and takes 20 h 8 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Dublin to Inverness?

The quickest way to get from Dublin to Inverness is to fly which takes 4 h 29 min and costs 130€.

Is there a direct bus between Dublin and Inverness?

No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Inverness. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Inverness, Bus Station via Manchester and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 8 min.

How long does it take to get from Dublin to Inverness?

It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from Dublin to Inverness, including transfers.