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There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Inverness by bus, train, night train or car

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Bus Scottish Citylink  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station G90 / ...

$30 - $45

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Night train  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Inverness

$30 - $45

3 alternative options

Train  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness

$30 - $65

Bus Fishers Tours of Dundee  •  5h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Glenrothes, Bus Station X59 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glenrothes, Bus Station to Millburn, Morrisons 267

Drive  •  2h 54m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Inverness 156.5 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Inverness is to night train which costs £24 - £35 and takes 4h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Inverness is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 2h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station station and arriving at Inverness, Bus Station station. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Inverness. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 32m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Inverness is 113 miles. The road distance is 156.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Inverness without a car is to bus which takes 3h 30m and costs £24 - £35.

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The bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station takes 3h 30m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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Edinburgh to Inverness train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Inverness is to bus which takes 3h 30m and costs £24 - £35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £24 - £50 and takes 3h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Inverness.
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  • Distance: 113.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 30m

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh to Inverness every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 3h 30m. Alternatively, ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Inverness 5 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 3h 32m. LNER also services this route once daily.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Glenrothes, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Glenrothes, Bus Station to Millburn, Morrisons
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Inverness is 156 miles. It takes approximately 2h 54m to drive from Edinburgh to Inverness.

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