There are 5 ways to get from Inverness to Edinburgh by bus, train, night train or car

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  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) M90 / ...

$30 - $45

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Night train  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the night train from Inverness to Edinburgh

$30 - $65

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Edinburgh

$30 - $65

Bus Fishers Tours of Dundee  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Millburn, Morrisons to Glenrothes, Bus Station 267
  2. Take the bus from Glenrothes, Bus Station to Edinburgh, George Street (The Dome) (St Andrew Church) X59 / ...

$47 - $50

Drive  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Inverness to Edinburgh 156.7 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Inverness to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £25 - £35 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Inverness to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 2 h 55 min.

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The distance between Inverness and Edinburgh is 113 miles. The road distance is 156.7 miles.

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The bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) takes 3 h 30 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Inverness, Bus Station station and arriving at Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) station. Services depart every two hours, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Inverness and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 3 h 41 min.

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Inverness to Edinburgh every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min. Alternatively, ScotRail operates a train from Inverness to Edinburgh every 4 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 3 h 41 min. LNER also services this route once daily.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Inverness to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $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 Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Millburn, Morrisons to Glenrothes, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Glenrothes, Bus Station to Edinburgh, George Street (The Dome) (St Andrew Church)
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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