Inverness station opened in 1855 and was extended in 1876 before an entire station overhaul in the 1960s. The station's most prominent feature is its location.
The train delivers passengers into the heart of the town after a heady journey with Highland vistas out of every window. The town itself offers the ultimate tartan experience, with the annual Scottish Showtime featuring authentic ceilidh dancing and bagpipe playing all under the watchful eye of the 1830's Gothic Inverness Castle looming large on the horizon. Equally impressive is the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders memorial directly in front of the station. Erected in 1893, it bears the names of 142 soldiers from Inverness who lost their lives in the Egypt and the Sudan conflict (1882-1899). Station Square was purposefully chosen as the statue's location to ensure maximum exposure and reverence from visitors to the city.
|Weekdays||06:30 - 20:30|
|Saturday||06:30 - 18:30|
|Sunday||09:15 - 20:20|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Shops note||News agent Passport Photo Booth|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Station Buffet notes|
Coffee shop Coffee kiosk Cold drinks vending machine Food outlet (Seating available)
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Available|
|Customer Service notes|
|Customer help points||Available|
|Everyday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Car parking spaces||60|
|Cycle storage spaces||40|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage notes||Discounted cycle hire available at Ticket to Ride to holders of valid rail tickets. Visit www.tickettoridehighlands.co.uk or call 01463 419 160 for more information|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
Level to all platforms. RNIB REACT system - an audible direction system for visually impaired is in operation. Fods are required to activate the system.
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
Between Monday and Friday, First Class Lounge facilities are available at The Royal Highland Hotel, next to the station
All First Class ticket holders
Complimentary tea, coffee or mineral water
Inverness train station is mainly served by ScotRail trains. Frequent ScotRail services connect Aberdeen to Inverness in 2h 12m, Glasgow to Inverness in 3h 13m and Edinburgh to Inverness in 3h 33m. Need more information on how to get to Inverness by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Inverness.
Want to know when your next train from/to Inverness station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Inverness railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Inverness.
There are 7 platforms and 3 entrances at Inverness train station. Each platform has a LED screen showing the train's destination, and the main concourse has departures and arrivals information boards. There are also screens behind the partition on platform 3. Platform 7 can be found at the back and left of the station. All toilets, a WHSmith and the ticket office are by the front entrance.
Inverness train station has car parks at all 3 entrances, at the front and on both sides of the building. Step-free access is available from all car parks to the station.
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Inverness station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.
Trains arrive into and depart from Inverness station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Inverness.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Inverness station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Inverness station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.