There are 9 ways to get from Inverness to Wales by plane, train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Inverness to Bristol, train  •  4 h 3 min

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

$63 - $314

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Scotland to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street National Express

$63 - $77

7 alternative options

Fly Inverness to Manchester, bus, line 4 bus  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Manchester (MAN) INV - MAN
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station
  3. Take the line 4 bus from Chester, Railway Station (Town Crier) to Buckley, Black Lion (Black Lion PH)

$83 - $252

Fly Inverness to Birmingham, train  •  5 h 49 min

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

$93 - $319

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Cardiff  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Edinburgh Gateway
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Cardiff (CWL) EDI - CWL

$102 - $251

Train  •  10 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Cardiff Central

$244 - $395

Bus, train  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) M90 / ...
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Bristol Parkway
  3. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central

$224 - $363

Night train, train  •  12 h 14 min

  1. Take the night train from Inverness to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Cardiff Central

$119 - $172

Drive  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Inverness to Cardiff 550.8 miles

$110 - $180

What companies run services between Inverness, Scotland and Wales?

You can take a train from Inverness to Cardiff via Haymarket and Crewe in around 10 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Inverness to Cardiff via London Victoria Coach Station in around 16 h 56 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Inverness to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Inverness to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Edinburgh to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Inverness to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $17
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $28
Train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $25
Train from Edinburgh to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $260
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $150
Anytime Single
$170 - $260
Off-Peak Single
$190 - $290
Train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Birmingham International to Wrexham General
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Train from Crewe to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
First Anytime Day Single
$95 - $140
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Edinburgh Gateway
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Inverness to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Virgin West Coast Trains
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Inverness to Crewe
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$120 - $170
Sleeper Berth Solo
$214
Sleeper Seat
$55 - $85
Bus operators
easyBus
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chester, Railway Station (Town Crier) to Buckley, Black Lion (Black Lion PH)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Inverness, Scotland to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Inverness to Wales?

The distance between Inverness and Wales is 578 km. The road distance is 881 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Inverness to Wales?

The cheapest way to get from Inverness to Wales is to bus which costs £45 - £55 and takes 16 h 56 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Inverness to Wales?

The quickest way to get from Inverness to Wales is to fly and train which takes 4 h 3 min and costs £45 - £230.

Is there a direct train between Inverness and Wales?

No, there is no direct train from Inverness to Wales. However, there are services departing from Inverness and arriving at Cardiff Central via Haymarket and Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 56 min.

Is there a direct bus between Inverness and Wales?

No, there is no direct bus from Inverness to Wales. However, there are services departing from Inverness, Scotland and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 56 min.

How long does it take to get from Inverness to Wales?

It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from Inverness to Wales, including transfers.