There are 6 ways to get from Inverness to Dumfries by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  5 h 55 min

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

$77 - $89

Cheapest option

Bus via Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149)  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to West End, Queensferry Street (after Charlotte Lane at 43) M90 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances) 101A / ...

$59 - $71

4 alternative options

Bus  •  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

$61 - $74

Train  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Lockerbie

$68 - $112

Drive  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Inverness to Dumfries 234.6 miles

$50 - $75

Fly, train  •  6 h 31 min

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

$138 - $284

Questions & Answers

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

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The best way to get from Inverness to Dumfries without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Inverness to Dumfries, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Inverness to Dumfries is to bus which takes 5 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 5 min.

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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 Dumfries bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Inverness to Dumfries is 235 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to drive from Inverness to Dumfries.

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

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Map of how to get from Inverness to Dumfries.
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  • Distance: 169.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

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 Haymarket, Lockerbie, and Lockerbie, Crown Inn (Goods Station Road) in around 6 h 5 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
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 16 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Inverness to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Lockerbie
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to West End, Queensferry Street (after Charlotte Lane at 43)
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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