There are 11 ways to get from Inverness to Reading by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Inverness to London Heathrow, train  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to London Heathrow (LHR) INV - LHR
  2. Take the train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading

$101 - $395

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Fly Inverness to London Luton, bus, train  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to London Luton (LTN) INV - LTN
  2. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to London Paddington Rail Station
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$58 - $220

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Fly Inverness to London Gatwick, train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to London Gatwick (LGW) INV - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading

$63 - $220

Fly Inverness to Bristol, train  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Bristol (BRS) INV - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading

$95 - $345

Train to Aberdeen, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Dyce
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to London Heathrow (LHR) ABZ - LHR
  3. Take the train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading

$91 - $273

Fly Inverness to Birmingham, train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Birmingham (BHX) INV - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Reading

$110 - $345

Train LNER  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$106 - $164

Train CrossCountry  •  11 h 44 min

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

$192 - $311

Bus  •  13 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station G10
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to High Wycombe Coachway, Handy Cross National Express

$72 - $103

Night train, train  •  12 h

  1. Take the night train from Inverness to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$91 - $135

Drive  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Inverness to Reading 548.3 miles

$110 - $170

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No, there is no direct bus from Inverness station to Reading. However, there are services departing from Inverness, Bus Station and arriving at Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) via Glasgow, High Wycombe, Marlow Hill Schools (Wycombe High School) and High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Inverness to Reading. However, there are services departing from Inverness and arriving at Reading via Haymarket. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 44 min.

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The distance between Inverness and Reading is 439 miles. The road distance is 548.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Inverness to Reading without a car is to train which takes 9 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Inverness to Reading, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Inverness to Reading is to train which takes 9 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h 42 min.

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The quickest flight from Inverness Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Inverness to Reading bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at High Wycombe Coachway, Handy Cross station.

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Map of how to get from Inverness to Reading.
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  • Distance: 438.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

What companies run services between Inverness, Scotland and Reading, England?

You can take a train from Inverness to Reading via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, and London Paddington in around 9 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Inverness to Reading via Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, High Wycombe Coachway, Handy Cross, High Wycombe, Marlow Hill Schools (Wycombe High School), and High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) in around 13 h 42 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Inverness to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Inverness to London Heathrow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Aberdeen to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Aberdeen to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Inverness to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Inverness to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Inverness to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Aberdeen to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Inverness to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Inverness to London Heathrow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Aberdeen to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $80
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Dyce
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
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
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham International to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Train from Haymarket to Reading
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$95 - $150
Anytime Single
$160 - $250
Off-Peak Single
$180 - $270
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Inverness to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$80 - $130
1st Class
$160 - $240
Train from Inverness to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$55 - $90
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Inverness to London Euston
Ave. Duration
10 h 34 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$204
Sleeper Seat
$65 - $100
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Luton Airport London to London Paddington Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to High Wycombe Coachway, Handy Cross
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Scottish Citylink

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Inverness to Reading train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Reading station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Inverness to Reading is 548 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 12 min to drive from Inverness to Reading.

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Loganair, KLM and British Airways offer flights from Inverness Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 510+ hotels available in Reading. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Inverness to Inverness Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs .

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