There are 4 ways to get from Inverness to Edinburgh by bus, train, night train or car

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Bus  •  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

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Edinburgh

$30 - $65

Drive  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Inverness to Edinburgh 156.7 miles

$30 - $50

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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 hourly, 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 38 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 best way to get from Inverness to Edinburgh without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 30 min and costs .

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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 hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Inverness to Edinburgh is to bus which takes 3 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 3 h 38 min.

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Inverness to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12).

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Inverness to Edinburgh train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Map of how to get from Inverness to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 113.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Inverness to Edinburgh hourly. 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 38 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 38 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
$194
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Inverness to Edinburgh is 157 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to drive from Inverness to Edinburgh.

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