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There are 4 ways to get from Glasgow to Inverness by train, bus, night train or car

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Train  •  3h 13m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness

£35 - £120

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Bus  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station M10

£30 - £45

2 alternative options

Bus, night train  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow, Thomas Graham Building to Stirling, Bus Station X36
  2. Take the night train from Stirling to Inverness

£43 - £48

Drive  •  3h

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Inverness 161.4 miles

£24 - £40

Glasgow to Inverness by train

The train journey time between Glasgow and Inverness is around 3h 33m and covers a distance of around 180 miles. The fastest train normally takes 3h 7m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Glasgow to Inverness train service departs from Glasgow Queen Street and arrives in Inverness. Typically 39 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 33m
Fastest train time:
3h 7m
Trains per week:
39
Cheapest price:
£35
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:00
Last train departs at:
18:09

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Inverness train schedules

Glasgow → Inverness
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The most affordable way to get from Glasgow to Inverness is to drive, which costs £24 - £40 and takes 3h.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Inverness is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 3h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buchanan Bus Station station and arriving at Inverness, Bus Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Queen Street and arriving at Inverness. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 13m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Inverness is 112 miles. The road distance is 161.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Inverness without a car is to train which takes 3h 13m and costs £35 - £120.

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The train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness takes 3h 13m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Glasgow to Inverness bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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Glasgow to Inverness train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Glasgow Queen Street station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Inverness is to train which takes 3h 13m and costs £35 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Inverness.
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  • Distance: 112.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 13m

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

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness every 4 hours. Tickets cost £35 - £120 and the journey takes 3h 13m. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost £30 - £45 and the journey takes 3h 35m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
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
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Glasgow to Inverness bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Inverness, Bus Station.

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Glasgow to Inverness train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Inverness station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Inverness is 161 miles. It takes approximately 3h to drive from Glasgow to Inverness.

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