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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.

Station details & facilities

Train services to Inverness station

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.

Inverness train station departures and arrivals

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 parking

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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Frequently asked questions

Is Inverness station open?

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.

Are trains running today from Inverness station?

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.

Are there toilets at Inverness station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Inverness station.

Are dogs allowed 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.

Departures and arrivals from Inverness

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Inverness station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail20:23On time
to ElginScotRail20:37On time
to London EustonCaledonian Sleeper20:452On time
to TainScotRail21:29On time
to AberdeenScotRail21:32On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail19:39On time
from Kyle of LochalshScotRail19:51On time
from London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway20:071On time
from WickScotRail20:12On time
from AberdeenScotRail20:30On time
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