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There are 10 ways to get from London to Inverness by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly London Heathrow to Inverness  •  3h 50m

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

£42 - £737

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Bus  •  13h 55m

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

£42 - £76

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Train to London Luton, fly to Inverness  •  4h 14m

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

£49 - £444

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Inverness  •  4h 9m

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

£47 - £387

Fly London Heathrow to Aberdeen, train  •  6h 7m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Aberdeen (ABZ) LHR - ABZ
  2. Take the train from Dyce to Inverness

£75 - £377

Fly London City to Edinburgh, train  •  7h 17m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Edinburgh (EDI) LCY - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Inverness

£92 - £481

Train  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Inverness

£75 - £550

Train, bus  •  9h 18m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station M10

£182 - £554

Night train  •  11h 18m

  1. Take the night train from London Euston to Inverness

£48 - £53

Drive  •  9h 22m

  1. Drive from London King's Cross to Inverness 553.6 miles

£80 - £130

London to Inverness by trains

The train journey time between London and Inverness is around 8h 4m and covers a distance of around 579 miles. The fastest train normally takes 8h 2m. Operated by LNER, the London to Inverness train service departs from London Kings Cross and arrives in Inverness. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
8h 4m
Fastest train time:
8h 2m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
£75
Carbon emissions:
48 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
12:00
Last train departs at:
12:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Inverness train schedules

London → Inverness
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Inverness is to night train which costs £48 - £53 and takes 11h 18m.

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The fastest way to get from London to Inverness is to fly. Taking this option will cost £40 - £750 and takes 3h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Inverness station. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Inverness, Bus Station via Edinburgh, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 55m.

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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 8h 5m.

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The distance between London and Inverness is 447 miles. The road distance is 553.6 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Inverness without a car is to train which takes 8h 5m and costs £75 - £550.

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It takes approximately 3h 50m to get from London to Inverness, including transfers.

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London to Inverness bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach 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 3h 50m and costs £40 - £750. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £75 - £550 and takes 8h 5m, you could also bus, which costs £40 - £80 and takes 13h 55m.

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Map of how to get from London to Inverness.
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  • Distance: 446.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 50m

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

British Airways and KLM fly from London Paddington to Inverness twice daily. Alternatively, LNER operates a train from London Kings Cross to Inverness once daily. Tickets cost £75 - £550 and the journey takes 8h 5m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £230
Flights from London Heathrow to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £370
Flights from London Heathrow to Aberdeen via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £650
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Luton to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £190
Flights from London Gatwick to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Inverness via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£90 - £650
Flights from London Heathrow to Aberdeen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £470
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Aberdeen via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £650
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dyce to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£21 - £65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £65
Train from Edinburgh Gateway to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £110
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£80 - £110
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Inverness
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£75 - £550
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£75 - £110
Anytime Day Single
£240 - £350
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£390 - £550
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£28 - £40
Website
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 Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express

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

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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 554 miles. It takes approximately 9h 22m to drive from London to Inverness.

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

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There are 245+ hotels available in Inverness. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs £4 - £35.

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