There are 7 ways to get from Dublin to Inverness by plane, train, car ferry, bus, 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 from Dublin  •  4 h 12 min

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

$82 - $288

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  19 h 38 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

$72 - $98

5 alternative options

Train to Belfast City, fly  •  5 h 28 min

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

$88 - $223

Train, car ferry, bus  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast Central
  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

$150 - $190

Car ferry, train  •  14 h 57 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

$231 - $404

Bus, car ferry  •  15 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  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 bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride X27 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Inverness, Bus Station M90

$114 - $151

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 44 min

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

$113 - $154

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Inverness is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 19 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Inverness is to fly which takes 4 h 12 min and costs 70€ - 250€.

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The distance between Dublin and Inverness is 478 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Dublin to Inverness, including transfers.

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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 19 h 38 min.

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

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

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Dublin to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Haymarket to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $200
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
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Stagecoach UK
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$171
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$47
Small Car
$158
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $43
car
$116
Passenger
$41

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