There are 7 ways to get from Dublin to Inverness by plane, train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry, night train 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.

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Fly from Dublin  •  4 h 12 min

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

$84 - $288

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  19 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  2. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station M11
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station G10

$82 - $128

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Train to Belfast City, fly  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Inverness (INV) BHD - INV

$90 - $223

Train, carferry, bus  •  14 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
  2. Take the carferry 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 Perth
  5. Take the train from Perth to Inverness

$157 - $217

Bus, train, carferry  •  16 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  2. Take the train from Great Victoria Street to Larne Harbour 2
  3. Take the carferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  4. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie (Tesco) to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  5. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness

$125 - $224

Carferry, bus, night train  •  19 h 53 min

  1. Take the carferry from Dublin to Bootle
  2. Take the bus from Bootle, Knowsley Road to Preston City Centre, Railway Station X2
  3. Take the night train from Preston to Inverness

$116 - $287

Drive, carferry  •  8 h 48 min

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

$114 - $155

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Inverness station. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Inverness, Bus Station via Shudehill Interchange and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 31 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Inverness is 478 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Inverness without a car is to train and carferry and bus which takes 14 h 36 min and costs .

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

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Dublin to Inverness bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dublin station.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Inverness Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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Aer Lingus and Loganair offer flights from Dublin Airport to Inverness Airport.

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There are 682+ hotels available in Inverness. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to line 702 bus which takes 11 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Inverness.
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  • Distance: 299 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 12 min

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
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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 Perth
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $24
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
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
LNER
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Great Victoria Street to Larne Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Preston to Inverness
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$200
Sleeper Seat
$50 - $75
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie (Tesco) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 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
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 and ferry from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bootle, Knowsley Road to Preston City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12
Website
stagecoachbus.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
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$40
Passenger Flexi
$66
Standard Car
$93
Car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Schedules at
poferries.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Passenger & Car Saver
$132
Passenger & Car Flexi
$198
Overnight Cabin
$53

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