Trains from Manchester to Inverness

Manchester to Inverness train information

Manchester Inverness train map

Train duration 6h57m
Arrival Inverness, Scotland
Departure Manchester, England
Distance 287 Miles
Lowest train price from £21.20
Average train price £71.00

Which operators can I use?

Find your ticket on gopili to identify the different operators for your train connecting Manchester (North West England) to Inverness (Highlands and Islands). The services on board may vary depending on the rail operator.

How much times does it take?

There are 287 miles between the two cities and the average duration between Manchester to Inverness is around 6h57m. Train travel is most of the time the quickest way to travel to Inverness from Manchester, and it's also more environmentally friendly than driving or taking the plane.

What is the price of the train?

Based on our data, the lowest fare to travel in the next month is £21.20. This price is based on an adult ticket and does not include the money you can save with a railcard.

Best prices for Manchester to Inverness train tickets

from £21.20 MORE 7h26m
Other modes of transport available
from £77.92 MORE 12h18m

Manchester - Inverness prices calendar

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Manchester - Inverness: the best time to book cheap trains

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The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is purchased. Buying your train from Manchester to Inverness in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £48 when purchasing your train 7 days in advance which is 51% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Manchester to Inverness trains

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

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Manchester Inverness train

Discount Manchester - Inverness train tickets

National Railcards can save you a lot if you're using the train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you are able to get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to pay less for your Manchester Inverness train ticket.

When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several trips. But is it really relevant when taking the train from Manchester to Inverness? Grab your calculator, taking into account:

A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average fare for a Manchester Inverness ticket (i.e.: £70.02)(1)

Start by dividing A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Then divide that number by C. You will see the average number of trips needed per year to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£70.02 = 1.26. Your railcard will be worth the investment after on average 2 trips from Manchester to Inverness (one way journey).

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most rail fares, thus you will save 1/3 on most train fares.

(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
Manchester to Inverness train £70.02 £46.68 £23.34 1.26

(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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