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Trains to Alness

One of northern Scotland's original stations, Alness Railway Station serves the town of Alness along the Far North Line. Originally constructed as part of the conglomerate Highlands Railway, Alness served the highlands and north Scotland. The original station was closed in 1960 and remained vacant for thirteen years. Following a significant population rise in the area, the present Alness station was opened to serve destinations both north and south of Alness, although physically reduced in size from its original capacity. The station has a single platform and is unmanned, with a small shelter available. Passengers may still glimpse the original station platforms on either side of the rails.

Typical Mondays through Saturdays service sees southbound trains from Alness towards Inverness depart every two hours, with northbound service towards Wick operating four times a day. Sunday service sees five trains to Inverness, three trains to Tain, and one train each to Invergordon and Wick.

Station details & facilities

Find station details and facilities information for Alness. Also find live train departures and arrivals for Alness station, helping you to plan your next journey.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine : False
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours : Scottish Bookings only
    DayOpening Hours
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones : False
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer Service Notes : customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
  • Customer help points :


  • Wifi available : False
  • Wifi notes :

    Find WiFi Hotspots around Alness station

  • Web kiosk : False


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    EverydayOpen 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Car parking spaces : 28

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 10
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV : False


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Step-free, ramp from car park

  • Ramps for train access : False
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines : False
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
Trains to Alness


Alness, Highland, IV17 0SE
Ticket Office Hours
Scottish Bookings only
DayOpening Hours