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There are 3 ways to get from Aberdeen to Inverness by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 12m

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Inverness

£23 - £70

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Bus  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Inverness, Marks and Spencer 10 / ...

Drive  •  2h 8m

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Inverness 103.6 miles

£15 - £23

Aberdeen to Inverness by train

The train journey time between Aberdeen and Inverness is around 2h 13m and covers a distance of around 108 miles. The fastest train normally takes 2h 7m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service. Typically 79 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 13m
Fastest train time:
2h 7m
Trains per week:
79
Cheapest price:
£23
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:18
Last train departs at:
21:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Aberdeen to Inverness train schedules

Aberdeen → Inverness
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The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Inverness is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 2h 8m.

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The fastest way to get from Aberdeen to Inverness is to drive. Taking this option will cost £15 - £23 and takes 2h 8m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Union Square Bus Station station and arriving at Inverness, Marks and Spencer. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Aberdeen and arriving at Inverness. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 12m.

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The distance between Aberdeen and Inverness is 83 miles. The road distance is 103.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Inverness without a car is to train which takes 2h 12m and costs £23 - £70.

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The train from Aberdeen to Inverness takes 2h 12m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Aberdeen to Inverness bus services, operated by Stagecoach Bluebird, depart from Union Square Bus Station.

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Aberdeen to Inverness train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Aberdeen station.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Inverness is to train which takes 2h 12m and costs £23 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Aberdeen to Inverness.
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  • Distance: 83.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 12m

What companies run services between Aberdeen, Scotland and Inverness, Scotland?

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Aberdeen to Inverness every 3 hours. Tickets cost £23 - £70 and the journey takes 2h 12m. Alternatively, Stagecoach Bluebird operates a bus from Union Square Bus Station to Inverness, Marks and Spencer every 3 hours, and the journey takes 4h 10m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£23 - £70
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£23 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £70
Bus operators
Stagecoach Bluebird
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Inverness, Marks and Spencer
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours

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Aberdeen to Inverness bus services, operated by Stagecoach Bluebird, arrive at Inverness, Marks and Spencer station.

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Aberdeen to Inverness train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Inverness station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aberdeen to Inverness is 104 miles. It takes approximately 2h 8m to drive from Aberdeen to Inverness.

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