It takes an average of 3h 50m to travel from Inverness to Thurso by train, over a distance of around 81 miles (130 km). There are normally 8 trains per day traveling from Inverness to Thurso and tickets for this journey start from $19.60 when you book in advance.
From 3h 43m
81 miles (130 km)
8 trains per day
Direct trains available
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It usually takes around 3 hours 50 minutes to travel the 130 km from Inverness to Thurso by train, although you can get there in as little as 3 hours 43 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 8 trains per day running on this route. You won't need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available.
Train tickets from Inverness to Thurso start from $19.60 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.
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The average journey time by train between Inverness and Thurso is 3 hours and 50 minutes, with around 8 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Inverness to Thurso is 3 hours and 43 minutes.
Train tickets from Inverness to Thurso can start from as little as $19.60 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Inverness to Thurso without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Inverness to Thurso each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Inverness to Thurso leaves at 06:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Inverness to Thurso leaves at 18:31. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Inverness to Thurso cover a distance of around 81 miles (130 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Thurso to Inverness.
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