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There are 5 ways to get from Inverness to Ardrossan by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan South Beach

$61 - $75

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Bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station G10
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ardrossan, Hill Street X36

Train, bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Falkirk Grahamston
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ardrossan, Hill Street X36

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Inverness to Ardrossan 202.1 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Glasgow (GLA) INV - GLA

$112 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Inverness to Ardrossan is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Inverness to Ardrossan is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Inverness station to Ardrossan. However, there are services departing from Inverness, Bus Station and arriving at Ardrossan, Hill Street via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Inverness to Ardrossan. However, there are services departing from Inverness and arriving at Ardrossan South Beach via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 23 min.

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The distance between Inverness and Ardrossan is 129 miles. The road distance is 202.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Inverness to Ardrossan without a car is to train which takes 4 h 23 min and costs £45 - £60.

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It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Inverness to Ardrossan, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Inverness to Ardrossan is to train which takes 4 h 23 min and costs £45 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs £85 - £200 and takes 4 h 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Inverness to Ardrossan.
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  • Distance: 129.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 23 min

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

You can take a train from Inverness to Ardrossan via Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central in around 4 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Inverness to Ardrossan via Buchanan Bus Station in around 5 h 25 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Bristol
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan South Beach
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $13
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Inverness to Falkirk Grahamston
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$28 - $45
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ardrossan, Hill Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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There is no direct flight from Inverness Airport to Glasgow Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Inverness to Ardrossan bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Ardrossan, Hill Street station.

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Inverness to Ardrossan train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Ardrossan South Beach station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Inverness to Ardrossan is 202 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to drive from Inverness to Ardrossan.

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British Airways, Flybe, Loganair and easyJet offer flights from Inverness Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 236+ hotels available in Ardrossan. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Inverness to Inverness Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs .

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