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

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Train to London Heathrow, fly to Inverness  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Inverness (INV) LHR - INV

$131 - $437

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Train to London Luton, fly to Inverness  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Hitchin
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Inverness (INV) LTN - INV

$42 - $192

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Inverness  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Inverness (INV) LGW - INV

$67 - $209

Fly London Stansted to Edinburgh, train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) STN - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Inverness

$78 - $219

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Inverness  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Inverness (INV) BHX - INV

$120 - $396

Train  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Inverness

$107 - $165

Bus  •  15 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Castle Street to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway X5
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Edinburgh
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...

$59 - $80

Train, night train  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Doncaster
  3. Take the night train from Doncaster to Inverness

$106 - $164

Drive  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Inverness 511.8 miles

$110 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Inverness is to bus which costs £45 - £65 and takes 15 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Inverness is to train and fly which costs £100 - £340 and takes 4 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Inverness station. However, there are services departing from Cambridge, Castle Street and arriving at Inverness, Bus Station via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 and Edinburgh, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Inverness. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Inverness via Peterborough. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 12 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Inverness is 406 miles. The road distance is 511.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Inverness without a car is to train which takes 9 h 12 min and costs £80 - £130.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Cambridge to Inverness, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Inverness bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, depart from Cambridge, Castle Street station.

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Cambridge to Inverness train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cambridge station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Inverness is to train which takes 9 h 12 min and costs £80 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £45 - £65 and takes 15 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Inverness.
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  • Distance: 405.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

What companies run services between Cambridge, England and Inverness, Scotland?

You can take a train from Cambridge to Inverness via Peterborough in around 9 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Inverness via Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway, Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14, Edinburgh, and Edinburgh, Bus Station in around 15 h 8 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from London Luton to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Inverness via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Birmingham to Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Inverness via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Cambridge to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh Gateway to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Virgin West Coast Trains
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Inverness
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$70 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $200
Train from Peterborough to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$19 - $29
1st Class
$35 - $55
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Doncaster to Inverness
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$199
Sleeper Seat
$50 - $80
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, Castle Street to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Scottish Citylink

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Inverness Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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

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Cambridge to Inverness train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Inverness station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Inverness is 512 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 36 min to drive from Cambridge to Inverness.

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Loganair, British Airways and KLM offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Inverness Airport.

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There are 672+ hotels available in Inverness. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to London Stansted Airport is to train which takes 29 min and costs £9 - £35.

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