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

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Train  •  37 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Elgin

$12 - $15

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Bus, line 10 bus  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer (Monument) to Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter) 10 / ...
  2. Take the line 10 bus from Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter) to Elgin, Bus Station 10 / ...

$15

Night train  •  39 min

  1. Take the night train from Inverness to Elgin

$12 - $25

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Inverness to Elgin 38.2 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Inverness to Elgin 38.2 miles

$8 - $12

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No, there is no direct bus from Inverness to Elgin station. However, there are services departing from Inverness, Marks and Spencer (Monument) and arriving at Elgin, Bus Station via Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Inverness and arriving at Elgin. Services depart every three hours. The journey takes approximately 37 min.

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The distance between Inverness and Elgin is 36 miles. The road distance is 38.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Inverness to Elgin without a car is to train which takes 37 min and costs .

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The train from Inverness to Elgin takes 37 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Inverness to Elgin bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, depart from Inverness, Marks and Spencer (Monument) station.

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

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The best way to get from Inverness to Elgin is to train which takes 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 10 bus, which costs and takes 1 h 46 min.

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Inverness to Elgin bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, arrive at Elgin, Bus Station.

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

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  • Distance: 35.8 miles
  • Duration: 37 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Inverness to Elgin every 3 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $15 and the journey takes 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Inverness to Elgin via Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter) in around 1 h 46 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Elgin
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $15
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Inverness to Elgin
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$191
Sleeper Seat
$17 - $25
Bus operators
Stagecoach North Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer (Monument) to Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter) to Elgin, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Highlands
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer (Monument) to Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Inverness to Elgin
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Inverness Taxis
Phone
+44 1463 222222
Website
inverness-taxis.com
Inverness Airport Taxi
Phone
+44 1463 264064
Website
inverness-airport-taxi.co.uk
City Taxis Inverness LTD
Phone
+44 1463 222555
Website
citytaxisinverness.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Inverness to Elgin is 38 miles. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Inverness to Elgin.

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