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There are 4 ways to get from Inverness to Tain by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Tain, Post Office X98 / ...

£6 - £10

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Train  •  1h 12m

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Tain

£9 - £28

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Inverness to Tain 33.2 miles

£70 - £85

Drive  •  39 min

  1. Drive from Inverness to Tain 33.2 miles

£5 - £8

Inverness to Tain by bus

The bus journey time between Inverness and Tain is around 1h 13m and covers a distance of around 37 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 6m. Operated by Stagecoach Highlands, the Inverness to Tain bus service departs from Inverness, Bus Station and arrives in Tain, Post Office. Typically 68 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Inverness to Tain bus schedules

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The cost-effective way to get from Inverness to Tain is to drive, which costs £5 - £8 and takes 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Inverness to Tain is to taxi which costs £70 - £85 and takes 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Inverness, Bus Station station and arriving at Tain, Post Office. Services depart every three hours, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 1h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Inverness and arriving at Tain. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 12m.

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The distance between Inverness and Tain is 24 miles. The road distance is 33.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Inverness to Tain without a car is to bus which takes 1h 6m and costs £6 - £10.

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The bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Tain, Post Office takes 1h 6m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Inverness to Tain bus services, operated by Stagecoach Highlands, depart from Inverness, Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Inverness to Tain is to bus which takes 1h 6m and costs £6 - £10. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £9 - £28 and takes 1h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Inverness to Tain.
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  • Distance: 24 miles
  • Duration: 1h 6m

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

Stagecoach Highlands operates a bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Tain, Post Office every 3 hours. Tickets cost £6 - £10 and the journey takes 1h 6m. Alternatively, ScotRail operates a train from Inverness to Tain 5 times a day. Tickets cost £9 - £28 and the journey takes 1h 12m.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Tain
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£9 - £28
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £14
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£22 - £28
Bus operators
Stagecoach Highlands
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Tain, Post Office
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Other operators
Taxi from Inverness to Tain
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
£70 - £85
Taxi Inverness
Phone
+44 1463 800 069
Website
taxiinverness.co.uk
Inverness Taxis
Phone
+44 1463 222 222
Website
inverness-taxis.com
Highland Cabs Inverness
Phone
+44 1463 333 333
Website
highlandcabs.com
City Taxis Inverness
Phone
+44 1463 555 555
Website
invernesscitytaxis.com
Capital Taxis Inverness
Phone
+44 1463 808 080
Website
capitaltaxisinverness.co.uk
A2B Taxis Inverness
Phone
+4 1463 807 060
Website
a2btaxisinverness.co.uk

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Inverness to Tain bus services, operated by Stagecoach Highlands, arrive at Tain, Post Office station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Inverness to Tain is 33 miles. It takes approximately 39 min to drive from Inverness to Tain.

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