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There are 4 ways to get from Alness to Inverness by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  39 min

  1. Take the bus from Alness, County Carpets to Inverness, Bus Station 25X / ...

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Train  •  50 min

  1. Take the train from Alness to Inverness

£6 - £18

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Taxi  •  25 min

  1. Take a taxi from Alness to Inverness 20.6 miles

£45 - £55

Drive  •  25 min

  1. Drive from Alness to Inverness 20.6 miles

£3 - £5

Alness to Inverness by bus

The bus journey time between Alness and Inverness is around 35 min and covers a distance of around 21 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 30 min. Operated by Stagecoach In The Highlands, the Alness to Inverness bus service departs from Alness, County Carpets and arrives in Inverness, Bus Station. Typically 110 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
35 min
Fastest bus time:
30 min
Buses per week:
110
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
06:46
Last bus departs at:
17:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Alness to Inverness bus schedules

Alness → Inverness
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The cheapest way to get from Alness to Inverness is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alness to Inverness is to taxi which costs £45 - £55 and takes 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Alness, County Carpets and arriving at Inverness, Bus Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Alness and arriving at Inverness. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 50 min.

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The distance between Alness and Inverness is 15 miles. The road distance is 20.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Alness to Inverness without a car is to bus which takes 39 min and costs .

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The bus from Alness, County Carpets to Inverness, Bus Station takes 39 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Alness to Inverness bus services, operated by Stagecoach In The Highlands, depart from Alness, County Carpets station.

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

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The best way to get from Alness to Inverness is to bus which takes 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs £6 - £18 and takes 50 min.

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  • Distance: 15.1 miles
  • Duration: 39 min

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

Stagecoach In The Highlands operates a bus from Alness, County Carpets to Inverness, Bus Station hourly, and the journey takes 39 min. Alternatively, First ScotRail Service operates a train from Alness to Inverness every 4 hours. Tickets cost £6 - £18 and the journey takes 50 min.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Alness to Inverness
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £18
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£14 - £18
Bus operators
Stagecoach In The Highlands
Bus from Alness, County Carpets to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Other operators
Taxi from Alness to Inverness
Ave. Duration
25 min
Estimated price
£45 - £55
Alan's Taxi
Phone
+44 1349 880 000

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Alness to Inverness bus services, operated by Stagecoach In The Highlands, arrive at Inverness, Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Alness to Inverness is 21 miles. It takes approximately 25 min to drive from Alness to Inverness.

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