There are 7 ways to get from Inverness to Dumfries by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Scottish Citylink  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station G10
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) X74

$47 - $62

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Scotland to Lockerbie, Scotland National Express

$24 - $32

5 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Dumfries

$75 - $93

Train via Perth  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Perth
  2. Take the train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Dumfries

$65 - $94

Drive  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Inverness to Dumfries 234.6 miles

$50 - $75

Fly to Glasgow, train  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Glasgow (GLA) INV - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Dumfries

$136 - $283

Fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Manchester (MAN) INV - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

$129 - $326

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Inverness to Dumfries is to bus which costs £18 - £24 and takes 6 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Inverness to Dumfries is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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The distance between Inverness and Dumfries is 169 miles. The road distance is 234.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Inverness to Dumfries, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Inverness station to Dumfries. However, there are services departing from Inverness, Bus Station and arriving at Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Inverness to Dumfries. However, there are services departing from Inverness and arriving at Dumfries via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 13 min.

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

You can take a bus from Inverness to Dumfries via Buchanan Bus Station in around 5 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Inverness to Dumfries via Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central in around 6 h 13 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Inverness to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $3,300
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 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Glasgow Central to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $30
Train from Inverness to Perth
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
LNER
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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