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There are 7 ways to get from Ardrossan to Inverness by train, bus, night train, car, plane or towncar

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Train  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the train from Ardrossan South Beach to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness

$60 - $78

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Bus  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Ardrossan, Crathie Drive to Buchanan Bus Station X36 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station G10

$37 - $60

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Train via Perth  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the train from Ardrossan South Beach to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
  3. Take the train from Perth to Inverness

$43 - $77

Bus, night train  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Ardrossan, Park Road to Buchanan Bus Station X36
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stirling, Bus Station X36 / ...
  3. Take the night train from Stirling to Inverness

$38 - $66

Drive  •  3h 40m

  1. Drive from Ardrossan to Inverness 201.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Inverness (INV) GLA - INV

$115 - $261

Uber  •  3h 40m

  1. Take an Uber from Ardrossan to Inverness 201.8 miles

$280 - $390

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ardrossan to Inverness is to bus which costs £28 - £50 and takes 5h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Ardrossan to Inverness is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ardrossan to Inverness station. However, there are services departing from Ardrossan, Crathie Drive and arriving at Inverness, Bus Station via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ardrossan to Inverness. However, there are services departing from Ardrossan South Beach and arriving at Inverness via Glasgow Queen Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 59m.

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The distance between Ardrossan and Inverness is 129 miles. The road distance is 201.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Ardrossan to Inverness without a car is to train which takes 4h 59m and costs £45 - £60.

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It takes approximately 4h 59m to get from Ardrossan to Inverness, including transfers.

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Ardrossan to Inverness bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Ardrossan, Crathie Drive station.

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Ardrossan to Inverness train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Ardrossan South Beach station.

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The best way to get from Ardrossan to Inverness is to train which takes 4h 59m and costs £45 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £28 - £50 and takes 5h 46m, you could also fly, which costs £85 - £200 and takes 5h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Ardrossan to Inverness.
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  • Distance: 129.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 59m

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

You can take a train from Ardrossan to Inverness via Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street in around 4h 59m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ardrossan to Inverness via Buchanan Bus Station in around 5h 46m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ardrossan South Beach to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $13
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 Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $24
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Stirling to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$27 - $40
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ardrossan, Crathie Drive to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Ardrossan, Park Road to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
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
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stirling, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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 from Glasgow to Stirling, Scotland
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
National Express
Other operators
Uber Glasgow
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Ardrossan to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$280 - $390
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Assist
$280 - $390
UberX
$280 - $390
UberXL
$430 - $600
Exec
$500 - $750

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There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Inverness Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 10m and has one stopover.

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

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Ardrossan to Inverness train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Inverness station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ardrossan to Inverness is 202 miles. It takes approximately 3h 40m to drive from Ardrossan to Inverness.

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Flybe, British Airways, Loganair and easyJet offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Inverness Airport.

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There are 725+ hotels available in Inverness. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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