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There are 8 ways to get from London to Inverness by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from London Heathrow  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Inverness (INV) LHR - INV

$107 - $397

Cheapest option

Train to London Luton, fly  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Inverness (INV) LTN - INV

$41 - $190

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Fly from London Gatwick  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Inverness (INV) LGW - INV

$46 - $195

Train  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Inverness

$65 - $130

Bus Megabus UK  •  14 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh S9
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...

$71 - $123

Bus National Express  •  17 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Aberdeen, Scotland National Express
  2. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Inverness, Marks and Spencer 10

Night train  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Take the night train from London Euston to Inverness

$70 - $100

Drive  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Drive from London to Inverness 561.9 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from London to Inverness is to night train which costs £50 - £75 and takes 11 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Inverness is to fly which costs £80 - £310 and takes 3 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Inverness station. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Station and arriving at Inverness, Bus Station via Edinburgh, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Kings Cross and arriving at Inverness. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 3 min.

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The distance between London and Inverness is 447 miles. The road distance is 561.9 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Inverness without a car is to train which takes 8 h 3 min and costs £50 - £95.

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It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to get from London to Inverness, including transfers.

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London to Inverness bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at London Victoria Station.

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London to Inverness train services, operated by LNER, depart from London Kings Cross station.

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The best way to get from London to Inverness is to fly which takes 3 h 32 min and costs £80 - £310. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £50 - £95 and takes 8 h 3 min, you could also bus, which costs £50 - £95 and takes 14 h 1 min.

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Map of how to get from London to Inverness.
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  • Distance: 446.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 32 min

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

British Airways, KLM and Loganair fly from London to Inverness 3 times a day. Alternatively, LNER operates a train from London to Inverness once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $130 and the journey takes 8 h 3 min. Caledonian Sleeper also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from London Luton to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Inverness via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Inverness via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from London Euston to Inverness
Ave. Duration
12 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$203
Sleeper Seat
$65 - $100
Night train from London Euston to Inverness
Ave. Duration
11 h 23 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$203
Sleeper Seat
$70 - $100
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Aberdeen, Scotland
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach North Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Inverness, Marks and Spencer
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach North Scotland

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Inverness Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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

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London to Inverness train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Inverness station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Inverness is 562 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 22 min to drive from London to Inverness.

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

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There are 670+ hotels available in Inverness. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £20 - £29.

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