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There are 9 ways to get from Porto to Inverness by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, night bus, night train, car, car ferry or car train

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Fly to Inverness

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Inverness (INV)

Fly to Edinburgh, train

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Edinburgh (EDI)
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Inverness

Fly to Aberdeen, train

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Aberdeen (ABZ)
  2. Take the train from Dyce to Inverness

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Bordeaux
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV
  3. Take the train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to London St Pancras Eurostar
  4. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Inverness

Bus, bus and ferry

  1. Take the bus from Porto Gonçalo Cristovão Terminal to Guimarães
  2. Take the bus from Guimaraes to Lille
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to London
  4. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow
  5. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3

Bus, night bus

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Paris
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the night bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3

Bus, night train

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Santiago de Compostela
  2. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the night train from London Euston to Inverness

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Porto to Santander
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  3. Drive from Plymouth to Inverness

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from Porto to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Inverness

Porto to Inverness by bus and night bus

The journey time between Porto and Inverness is around 2 days 3h and covers a distance of around 1982 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 5h 21m. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 2h. Operated by FlixBus, Blablabus, Megabus UK and others, the Porto to Inverness service departs from Porto and arrives in Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
46h 18m
Layover time:
5h 21m
Total time:
2 days 3h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2 days 2h
Journey distance:
1982 miles
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
£130
Carbon emissions:
395 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:05
Last service departs at:
08:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Porto to Inverness bus and night bus schedules

Portugal → United Kingdom
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International entry into United Kingdom from Portugal

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
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Allowed for: All visitors with the below exceptions

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Georgia, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mayotte, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Réunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the past 10 days

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Portugal

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Portugal
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Denmark, Falkland Islands, Finland, Germany, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Norway, Pitcairn, Romania, Saint Helena, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man
  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
This applies to arrivals from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Denmark, Falkland Islands, Finland, Germany, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Norway, Pitcairn, Romania, Saint Helena, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Cyprus, India, Monaco, San Marino, United Arab Emirates, United States and Vatican
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in United Kingdom

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Regional advice

Regional advice

Considerations leaving from Portugal

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering United Kingdom from Portugal.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Inverness is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Inverness is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Inverness is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Portugal from United Kingdom.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 26 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: UK Government.

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Porto to Inverness is to fly, which costs €30 - €180 and takes 8h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Porto to Inverness is to fly which costs €30 - €180 and takes 8h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Porto to Inverness station. However, there are services departing from Porto Gonçalo Cristovão Terminal and arriving at Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3 via Guimaraes, Lille, London Victoria Coach Station and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47h 40m.

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The distance between Porto and Inverness is 1152 miles.

The best way to get from Porto to Inverness without a car is to bus and train which takes 33h 26m and costs €340 - €1200.

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It takes approximately 8h 49m to get from Porto to Inverness, including transfers.

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Porto to Inverness bus services, operated by Arriva Portugal – Tranportes, Lda., depart from Porto Gonçalo Cristovão Terminal station.

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There is no direct flight from Porto Airport to Inverness Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 5m and has one stopover.

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Porto to Inverness bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3.

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TAP Portugal, Ryanair, Loganair and two other airlines offer flights from Porto Airport to Inverness Airport.

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Map of how to get from Porto to Inverness.
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  • Distance: 1151.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h 49m

What companies run services between Porto, Portugal and Inverness, Scotland?

easyJet, KLM and five other airlines fly from Porto to Inverness 4 times a day.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Porto to Inverness via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £290
Flights from Porto to Inverness via Nantes, London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £290
Flights from Porto to Inverness via Bordeaux, London Luton
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Flights from Porto to Edinburgh via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £270
Flights from Porto to Edinburgh via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£90 - £320
Flights from Porto to Edinburgh via Basel
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £330
Flights from Porto to Edinburgh via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £270
Flights from Porto to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£75 - £290
Flights from Porto to Aberdeen via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£90 - £320
Flights from Porto to Aberdeen via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Porto to Inverness via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £370
Flights from Porto to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £340
Flights from Porto to Aberdeen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £360
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Porto to Inverness via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£22 - £140
Flights from Porto to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£85 - £390
Flights from Porto to Aberdeen via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£85 - £390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Porto to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£12 - £80
Flights from Porto to Edinburgh via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£12 - £80
Flights from Porto to Edinburgh via Malaga
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£12 - £80
Flights from Porto to Edinburgh via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£12 - £80
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Porto to Inverness via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£22 - £140
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Porto to Aberdeen via Madrid, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£95 - £270
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh Gateway to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £110
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£80 - £110
Train from Dyce to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£21 - £65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £65
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£75 - £110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£75 - £90
1st Class
£85 - £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
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Transportes Barquense
Arriva Portugal – Tranportes, Lda.
Phone
253 423 500
Email
geral@arriva.pt
Website
arriva.pt
Bus from Porto Gonçalo Cristovão Terminal to Guimarães
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Schedules at
arriva.pt
Transdev Portugal
Phone
225 100 100
Website
transdev.pt
Bus from Porto — Gonçalo Cristovão Terminal to Guimarães
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£4 - £5
Schedules at
transdev.pt
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Guimaraes to Lille
Ave. Duration
26h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£65 - £85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Porto to Paris
Ave. Duration
23h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£65 - £85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£26 - £35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Porto to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Guimaraes to Lille
Ave. Duration
26h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Lille to London
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.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 Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£22 - £40
Website
Megabus UK
Night bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£21 - £40
Website
Megabus UK
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 Stance 3
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£28 - £40
Website
Scottish Citylink
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
Blablabus
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Santiago De Compostela to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£160 - £230
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£65 - £280
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
£65 - £85
Car
£190 - £280

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