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There are 10 ways to get from Gare de Lyon to Inverness by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, night train, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly Paris CDG to Inverness  •  7h 33m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Inverness (INV) CDG - INV

£54 - £184

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Fly Paris CDG to Edinburgh, train  •  9h 10m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Edinburgh (EDI) CDG - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Inverness

£90 - £360

Fly Paris CDG to Aberdeen, train  •  9h 55m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Aberdeen (ABZ) CDG - ABZ
  2. Take the train from Dyce to Inverness

£85 - £289

Fly Paris Orly to Inverness  •  9h 46m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Inverness (INV) ORY - INV

£69 - £246

Fly Paris CDG to Glasgow, train  •  10h 11m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Glasgow (GLA) CDG - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness

£115 - £365

Train  •  12h 38m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Inverness

£177 - £852

Bus, bus and ferry  •  22h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Lille 800 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to London
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow M11
  4. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station M10

£60 - £109

Bus, night train  •  21h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Paris Bercy to London Victoria
  2. Take the night train from London Euston to Inverness

£89 - £95

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  13h 37m

  1. Drive from Gare de Lyon to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Inverness

£248 - £309

Drive, car ferry  •  14h 53m

  1. Drive from Gare de Lyon to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Inverness

£136 - £206

Gare de Lyon to Inverness by train

The train journey time between Gare de Lyon and Inverness is around 14h 58m and covers a distance of around 864 miles. The fastest train normally takes 12h 4m. Operated by Transilien, Eurostar and LNER, the Gare de Lyon to Inverness train service departs from Paris Gare De Lyon and arrives in Inverness. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
14h 58m
Fastest train time:
12h 4m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
£177
Carbon emissions:
72 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:58
Last train departs at:
12:58

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gare de Lyon to Inverness train schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Inverness is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Inverness is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Inverness is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Inverness is to bus and bus and ferry which costs €70 - €130 and takes 22h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Inverness is to fly which costs €60 - €220 and takes 7h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gare de Lyon to Inverness station. However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at Inverness, Bus Station via Lille, London Victoria Coach Station and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gare de Lyon to Inverness. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Inverness via Paris Nord and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 38m.

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The distance between Gare de Lyon and Inverness is 659 miles.

The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Inverness without a car is to train which takes 12h 38m and costs €200 - €1000.

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It takes approximately 7h 33m to get from Gare de Lyon to Inverness, including transfers.

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Gare de Lyon to Inverness bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris station.

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Gare de Lyon to Inverness train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Paris Nord station.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Inverness is to fly which takes 7h 33m and costs €60 - €220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €200 - €1000 and takes 12h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Gare de Lyon to Inverness.
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  • Distance: 659.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h 33m

What companies run services between Gare de Lyon, Île-de-France, France and Inverness, Scotland?

KLM, British Airways and five other airlines fly from Gare de Lyon to Inverness every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gare de Lyon to Inverness via Paris Nord, London St Pancras Eurostar, and London Kings Cross in around 12h 38m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Inverness via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Flights from Paris CDG to Inverness via London Gatwick, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Flights from Paris CDG to Aberdeen via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £200
Flights from Paris CDG to Aberdeen via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £200
Flights from Paris Orly to Inverness via Berlin Brandenburg Apt, London Luton
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Flights from Paris Orly to Inverness via Milan Linate, London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£65 - £240
Flights from Paris CDG to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £120
Flights from Paris CDG to Glasgow via Bristol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £120
Flights from Paris CDG to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£60 - £120
Flights from Paris CDG to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£60 - £120
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Inverness via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £250
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £250
Flights from Paris CDG to Aberdeen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £320
Flights from Paris Orly to Inverness via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£100 - £290
Flights from Paris Orly to Inverness via Munich, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£100 - £320
Flights from Paris Orly to Inverness via Venice, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£110 - £340
Flights from Paris CDG to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £210
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Inverness via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£50 - £240
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £210
Flights from Paris CDG to Aberdeen via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £310
Flights from Paris Orly to Inverness via Amsterdam Schiphol, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£65 - £310
Flights from Paris Orly to Inverness via Milan Linate, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £370
Flights from Paris Orly to Inverness via Nice, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£100 - £330
Flights from Paris Orly to Inverness via Nice, Manchester
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Flights from Paris CDG to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £270
Flights from Paris CDG to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£95 - £210
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Inverness via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £250
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £230
Flights from Paris CDG to Aberdeen via Bergen
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £340
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Aberdeen via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£90 - £410
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Aberdeen via Riga
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£130 - £420
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Paris Orly to Inverness via Nice, Manchester
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Glasgow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £290
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh Gateway to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £110
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£80 - £110
Train from Dyce to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£21 - £65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £65
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £120
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£90 - £120
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Inverness
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£75 - £550
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£75 - £110
Anytime Day Single
£240 - £350
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£390 - £550
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Lille
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lille
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
Blablabus
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Lille to London
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.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 London Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express
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 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
Scottish Citylink
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from Paris Bercy to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£39
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
Ferry operators

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There is no direct flight from Paris CDG Airport to Inverness Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h and has one stopover.

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Gare de Lyon to Inverness bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Inverness, Bus Station.

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Inverness is 1h behind Gare de Lyon. It is currently 12:45 PM in Gare de Lyon and 11:45 AM in Inverness.

Gare de Lyon to Inverness train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Inverness station.

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British Airways, Air France, easyJet and KLM offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Inverness Airport.

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