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

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Fly London Heathrow to Inverness, train  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Inverness (INV) LHR - INV
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Tain

$120 - $414

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Train to London Luton, fly to Inverness, train  •  6 h 17 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
  3. Take the train from Inverness to Tain

$54 - $207

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Fly London Gatwick to Inverness, train  •  6 h

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

$59 - $212

Fly London Heathrow to Aberdeen, train  •  8 h 42 min

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

$111 - $297

Fly London City to Aberdeen, train  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Aberdeen (ABZ) LCY - ABZ
  2. Take the train from Dyce to Inverness
  3. Take the train from Inverness to Tain

$113 - $275

Train  •  10 h 17 min

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

$97 - $141

Bus Megabus UK  •  15 h 54 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 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Tain, Post Office X99 / ...

Bus National Express  •  19 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Aberdeen, Scotland
  2. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Inverness, Marks and Spencer 10
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Tain, Post Office X99 / ...

Night train, train  •  13 h 37 min

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

$83 - $115

Drive  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Drive from London to Tain 593.8 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from London to Tain is to night train and train which costs £60 - £90 and takes 13 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Tain is to fly and train which costs £90 - £320 and takes 5 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Tain. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Station and arriving at Tain, Post Office via Edinburgh, Bus Station and Inverness, Marks and Spencer. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Tain. However, there are services departing from London Kings Cross and arriving at Tain via Inverness. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 17 min.

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The distance between London and Tain is 465 miles. The road distance is 593.8 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Tain without a car is to train which takes 10 h 17 min and costs £70 - £110.

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It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to get from London to Tain, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from London to Tain is to train which takes 10 h 17 min and costs £70 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h 54 min.

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Map of how to get from London to Tain.
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  • Distance: 465.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 46 min

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

You can take a train from London to Tain via Inverness in around 10 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London to Tain via Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Bus Station, Inverness, Bus Station, and Inverness, Marks and Spencer in around 15 h 54 min.

Airlines
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
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from London Heathrow to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from London Heathrow to Aberdeen via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from London City to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
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
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
Flights from London Heathrow to Aberdeen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from London City to Aberdeen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Aberdeen via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
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
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Train from Dyce to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
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
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
Stagecoach Highlands
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Tain, Post Office
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Inverness, Marks and Spencer
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Tain is 594 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 57 min to drive from London to Tain.

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

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There are 147+ hotels available in Tain. 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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