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

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Train  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness

$30 - $65

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Night train  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Inverness

$30 - $45

3 alternative options

Bus Scottish Citylink  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...

$30 - $45

Bus Fishers Tours of Dundee  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (Scott Mon.) (opp 53-60 opp M&S) to Glenrothes, Bus Station X59 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glenrothes, Bus Station to Millburn, Morrisons 267

$55

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  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 4 h 25 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) and arriving at Inverness, Bus Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Inverness. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 18 min.

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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 train which takes 3 h 18 min and costs £24 - £50.

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The train from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3 h 18 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Edinburgh to Inverness bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) 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 train which takes 3 h 18 min and costs £24 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £25 - £35 and takes 3 h 27 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Inverness.
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  • Distance: 113.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Inverness 3 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 3 h 18 min. LNER also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh to Inverness hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 27 min.

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
3 h 18 min
Frequency
3 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
4 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$194
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (Scott Mon.) (opp 53-60 opp M&S) to Glenrothes, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$42
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 2 h 54 min to drive from Edinburgh to Inverness.

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