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, Cross Country
Lowest train price from £8.30
Average train price £51.00
  • The trains between Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) to Inverness (Highlands and Islands) are operated by ScotRail, Cross Country. The services on board may change depending on the train operator.
  • On average, it takes around 3h42m by train because of the 112 miles to travel to Inverness from Edinburgh. The journey time will change depending if the train is direct or with stops.
  • The cheapest ticket price we've found to travel in the next month is £8.30 one way.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Inverness train tickets

from £8.30 MORE 4h18m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £31.10 MORE 4h14m
from £10.60 MORE 3h54m
Flight
from £79.67 MORE 14h15m

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£32

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National Express£32

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Edinburgh to Inverness

When are the next trains to Inverness?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
There are no more services available today.
Friday 21 December
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
08:33
Inverness
11:59
3h26m ScotRail
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
09:36
Inverness
13:27
3h51m ScotRail
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
10:37
Inverness
14:16
3h39m ScotRail
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
11:38
Inverness
15:22
3h44m ScotRail
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
13:36
Inverness
17:07
3h31m ScotRail
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
14:37
Inverness
18:26
3h49m ScotRail
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
17:39
Inverness
21:01
3h22m ScotRail
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
19:42
Inverness
23:17
3h35m ScotRail

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Edinburgh - Inverness: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£21

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£29

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£29

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£27

Same day

Days before Departure

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 £29 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.

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
£19.00 19/12/2018 16:34 5 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Inverness
£22.90 19/12/2018 19:42 ScotRail 5 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Inverness
£22.90 19/12/2018 19:42 ScotRail 5 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Inverness
£44.00 21/12/2018 16:34 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Inverness
£44.70 21/12/2018 10:37 ScotRail 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Inverness
£44.70 21/12/2018 13:36 ScotRail 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Inverness
£44.70 21/12/2018 17:39 ScotRail 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Inverness
£44.70 21/12/2018 08:33 ScotRail 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Inverness
£44.70 21/12/2018 19:42 ScotRail 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Inverness
£44.70 21/12/2018 17:39 ScotRail 3 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 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 £50.01 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £50.01: £88/£50.01 = 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 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 £50.01 £33.34 £16.67 1.76

(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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