Trains from Edinburgh to Inverness

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Edinburgh to Inverness train information

Edinburgh Inverness train map

Train duration 3h42m
Arrival Inverness, Scotland
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 112 Miles
Train operators ScotRail
Lowest train price from £5.00
Average train price £44.00
  • The trains between Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) to Inverness (Highlands and Islands) are operated by ScotRail. The services on board may change depending on the train company.
  • On average, the journey takes approximately 3h42m by train because of the 112 miles to get to Inverness from Edinburgh. The journey time will vary depending if your train is direct or if you need to make a change.
  • The lowest ticket price we've found for the next month is £5.00 one way.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Inverness train tickets

from £5.00 MORE 4h04m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £16.60 MORE 5h08m
from £1.50 MORE 3h57m
Flight
from £77.84 MORE 14h02m

Edinburgh - Inverness prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Edinburgh to Inverness by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Megabus£15

National Express£26

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 24 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Edinburgh - Inverness: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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Days before Departure

The cost for train tickets Edinburgh to Inverness tend to increase as you approach your travel date. Based on our data, if you buy your ticket 7 days in advance, tickets should be available from £21 whereas when purchasing your seat 3 days in advance, you will need to spend a minimum of £29 for your journey. Thus, you can save 28% on the cost of your train by booking 7 days in advance as opposed to 3 days in advance.

The figures are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when booking in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Inverness trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Edinburgh and Inverness by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Inverness to Edinburgh and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Inverness
£16.80 28/04/2018 19:41 ScotRail 4 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Inverness
£16.80 07/05/2018 19:34 ScotRail 6 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Inverness
£16.80 07/05/2018 08:34 ScotRail 6 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Inverness
£16.80 07/05/2018 19:34 ScotRail 6 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Inverness
£16.80 07/05/2018 19:42 ScotRail 6 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Inverness
£19.00 07/05/2018 16:34 6 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Inverness
£22.90 27/04/2018 19:34 ScotRail 4 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Inverness
£22.90 27/04/2018 19:34 ScotRail 4 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Inverness
£22.90 27/04/2018 19:42 ScotRail 4 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Inverness
£22.90 28/04/2018 17:41 ScotRail 4 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Edinburgh Inverness train

Discount Edinburgh - Inverness train tickets

The best way to spend less on your Edinburgh Inverness train ticket must be to buy a railcard. While regional railcards can be obtained in some areas, National railcards enable you to save money on most rail fares across the United Kingdom. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons discount card.

Why should I buy a railcard?

In order to understand the savings that you can make with a railcard, you have to estimate how many trips you need to save money. You will see that usually only a few trips are needed.

For your assessment, you have to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, the discount on each trip (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average price of a Edinburgh Inverness ticket is £43.75 (1).

Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £43.75: £88/£43.75 = 2.01. It will take you on average 3 trips from Inverness to Edinburgh (one way trip) with your railcard to start saving money.

What is the cost of a railcard?

Railcards enable you to save 34% off most adult fares for 12 months. The Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other ones £30.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Edinburgh to Inverness train £43.75 £29.17 £14.58 2.02

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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