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

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

Train Virgin Trains East Coast  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Inverness

$50 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle Upon Tyne to Edinburgh National Express
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station G90 / ...

$43 - $67

6 alternative options

Train ScotRail  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness

$57 - $164

Night bus, bus  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the night bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2) M20
  2. Take the bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Inverness, Bus Station M90

$57 - $86

Night train  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the night train from Newcastle to Inverness

$45 - $65

Drive  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Inverness 264.5 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Inverness  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Inverness (INV) NCL - INV

$87 - $370

Fly to Aberdeen, train  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Aberdeen (ABZ) NCL - ABZ
  2. Take the train from Dyce to Inverness

$148 - $362

What companies run services between Newcastle upon Tyne, England and Inverness, Scotland?

Virgin Trains East Coast operates a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Inverness once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $80 and the journey takes 5 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to Inverness via Edinburgh and Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) in around 7 h 10 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Newcastle to Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Newcastle to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Newcastle to Inverness via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Newcastle to Inverness via London Heathrow, Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Newcastle to Inverness via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Newcastle to Inverness via Belfast (Aldergrove), London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Train operators
Virgin Trains East Coast
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
Train from Newcastle to Inverness
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$50 - $80
1st Class
$100 - $150
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$26 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $75
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $95
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Dyce to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Newcastle to Inverness
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$120 - $170
Sleeper Berth Solo
$209
Sleeper Seat
$45 - $65
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Night bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and Inverness is 322 km. The road distance is 423 km.

The cheapest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Inverness is to night train which costs £30 - £50 and takes 6 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Inverness is to drive which takes 4 h 59 min and costs £40 - £60.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newcastle and arriving at Inverness. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 5 h 7 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to Inverness. However, there are services departing from Newcastle Upon Tyne and arriving at Inverness, Bus Station via Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

The train from Newcastle to Inverness takes 5 h 7 min including transfers and departs once daily.