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Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Edinburgh to Inverness by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.
Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.
The Prices for train tickets Edinburgh to Inverness are increasing if you don't book early. According to our data, if you buy your train 7 days in advance, you can find tickets from £21 whereas when purchasing your seat 3 days in advance, you will need to spend at least £30 for your train. Thus, you may save 28% on the price of your ticket by booking 7 days in advance instead of 3 days in advance.
The figures are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.
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.
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The best way to spend less on your Edinburgh Inverness train ticket must be to have a railcard. While regional railcards exist in some areas, National railcards enable you to make savings on most rail fares across the United Kingdom. Everyone is eligible to at least one of the railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.
What are the benefits of a railcard?
If you want to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to calculate how many trips you need to save money. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.
For your evaluation, you need to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, how much you're saving on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Edinburgh Inverness ticket is £50.00 (1).
Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. It will take you approximately 2 trips from Inverness to Edinburgh (one way journey) with your railcard to be profitable.
How much do I need to pay for a railcard?
Railcards enable you to save 34% off most adult fares for 12 months. A Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the five other ones £30.
(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 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||£50.00||£33.33||£16.67||1.76|
(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way
(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare
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