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

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Train LNER  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from York to Inverness

$55 - $90

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 55 min

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

$48 - $68

6 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  7 h 1 min

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

$65 - $195

Train, bus  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from York to Cupar
  2. Take the bus from Cupar, Railway Station (Cupar Rail Station) to Millburn, Morrisons 267

$147 - $196

Night train  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the night train from York to Inverness

$50 - $75

Drive  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Drive from York to Inverness 369.9 miles

$75 - $120

Train to Manchester, fly  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from York to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Inverness (INV) MAN - INV

$100 - $279

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from York to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Inverness (INV) BHX - INV

$123 - $398

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from York to Inverness is to night train which costs £35 - £55 and takes 7 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from York to Inverness is to train and fly which costs £75 - £220 and takes 4 h 28 min.

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The distance between York and Inverness is 274 miles. The road distance is 369.9 miles.

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The train from York to Inverness takes 6 h 9 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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No, there is no direct bus from York to Inverness station. However, there are services departing from York and arriving at Inverness, Bus Station via Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from York and arriving at Inverness. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 6 h 9 min.

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

LNER operates a train from York to Inverness once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $90 and the journey takes 6 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from York to Inverness via Edinburgh and Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) in around 9 h 55 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Birmingham to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Birmingham to Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from York to Inverness
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$55 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from York to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $100
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$55 - $85
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from York to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
Off-Peak Single
$85 - $130
Train from York to Cupar
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Off-Peak Single
$100 - $160
Train from York to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
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
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from York to Inverness
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$198
Sleeper Seat
$50 - $75
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from York to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Cupar, Railway Station (Cupar Rail Station) to Millburn, Morrisons
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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