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

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Train  •  3h 23m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness

£35 - £120

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Bus  •  3h 45m

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

£30 - £45

2 alternative options

Bus, night train  •  6h 2m

  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 1m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Iverness 161.8 miles

£24 - £40

Glasgow to Iverness by train and bus

The journey time between Glasgow and Iverness is around 5h 1m and covers a distance of around 181 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 21m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Stagecoach In The Highlands, D + E Coaches and others, the Glasgow to Iverness service departs from Glasgow Queen Street and arrives in Longman, Seafield Road. Typically 37 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 1m
Fastest journey time:
3h 21m
Services per week:
37
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last service

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Iverness train and bus schedules

Glasgow → Iverness
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Last updated: 21 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Iverness is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 3h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Iverness is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 3h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow station to Iverness. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Longman, Seafield Road via Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 45m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Iverness is 114 miles. The road distance is 161.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Iverness without a car is to train which takes 3h 23m and costs £35 - £120.

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It takes approximately 3h 23m to get from Glasgow to Iverness, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Iverness is to train which takes 3h 23m and costs £35 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3h 45m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Iverness is 162 miles. It takes approximately 3h 1m to drive from Glasgow to Iverness.

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  • Distance: 113.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 23m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Iverness, 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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