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There are 7 ways to get from Stranraer to Inverness by bus, train, car, plane or car ferry

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Bus  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station G10

$49 - $71

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Bus via Halbeath, Park & Ride  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Cross to Ayr, Bus Station 360 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ayr, Town Hall to Halbeath, Kingdom Services 263
  3. Take the bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...

$29 - $40

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Train  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness

$81 - $104

Train via Perth  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
  4. Take the train from Perth to Inverness

$63 - $104

Drive  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Stranraer to Inverness 255.6 miles

$55 - $80

Train, train to Glasgow, fly  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Inverness (INV) GLA - INV

$132 - $280

Car ferry to Belfast City, fly  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Inverness (INV) BHD - INV

$110 - $232

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The cheapest way to get from Stranraer to Inverness is to bus which costs £22 - £35 and takes 9 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stranraer to Inverness is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stranraer to Inverness station. However, there are services departing from Stranraer, Port Rodie and arriving at Inverness, Bus Station via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 53 min.

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The distance between Stranraer and Inverness is 182 miles. The road distance is 255.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Stranraer to Inverness without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 53 min and costs £35 - £55.

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It takes approximately 6 h 53 min to get from Stranraer to Inverness, including transfers.

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Stranraer to Inverness bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Stranraer, Port Rodie station.

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The best way to get from Stranraer to Inverness is to bus which takes 6 h 53 min and costs £35 - £55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £60 - £80 and takes 7 h 7 min.

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There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Inverness Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Stranraer to Inverness.
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  • Distance: 181.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 53 min

What companies run services between Stranraer, Scotland and Inverness, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Stranraer to Inverness via Buchanan Bus Station in around 6 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Stranraer to Inverness via Ayr, Glasgow Central, Glasgow, Central Station, Glasgow, Dundas Street, and Glasgow Queen Street in around 7 h 7 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Belfast City to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $24
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
LNER
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stranraer, Cross to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Ayr, Town Hall to Halbeath, Kingdom Services
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168

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Yes, the driving distance between Stranraer to Inverness is 256 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to drive from Stranraer to Inverness.

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Flybe, British Airways, Loganair and easyJet offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Inverness Airport.

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