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There are 9 ways to get from Dublin to Inverness by plane, train, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry, night train or car

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Fly Dublin to Inverness  •  4h 48m

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

$79 - $290

Cheapest option

Bus to Belfast City, fly to Inverness  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Inverness (INV) BHD - INV

$62 - $187

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Fly Dublin to Edinburgh, train  •  7h 47m

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

$70 - $197

Fly Dublin to Aberdeen, train  •  7h 30m

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

$91 - $281

Train, car ferry, bus  •  14h

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station 8 / ...
  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 Inverness

$162 - $205

Car ferry, train  •  15h 46m

  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 Oxenholme Lake District
  4. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Haymarket
  5. Take the train from Haymarket to Inverness

$205 - $398

Bus and ferry, bus  •  19h 31m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  2. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station M11
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station G10

$77 - $127

Car ferry, night train  •  20h 26m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
  2. Take the night train from Preston to Inverness

$107 - $283

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 48m

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

$114 - $155

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Inverness is to fly and train which costs 60€ - 180€ and takes 7h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Inverness is to fly which costs 65€ - 260€ and takes 4h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Inverness station. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Inverness, Bus Station via Shudehill Interchange and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 31m.

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The distance between Dublin and Inverness is 478 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Inverness without a car is to train and car ferry and bus which takes 14h and costs 140€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m to get from Dublin to Inverness, including transfers.

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Dublin to Inverness bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dublin station.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Inverness Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Dublin to Inverness bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Inverness, Bus Station.

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Aer Lingus and Loganair offer flights from Dublin Airport to Inverness Airport.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Inverness.
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  • Distance: 299 miles
  • Duration: 4h 48m

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

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

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Inverness via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Dublin to Aberdeen via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Dublin to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, 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
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Train from Dyce to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Haymarket to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$24 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Preston to Inverness
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$198
Sleeper Seat
$45 - $70
Bus operators
Dublin Coach
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
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Schedules at
poferries.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Passenger & Car Saver
$131
Passenger & Car Flexi
$196
Overnight Cabin
$53

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 14m and costs 4€ - 11€.

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