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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 20:30
Saturday 06:30 - 18:30
Sunday 09:15 - 20:20
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageAvailable
ShopsUnavailable
Shops noteNews agent Passport Photo Booth
PostboxAvailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Coffee kiosk Cold drinks vending machine Food outlet (Seating available)
ATMAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeAvailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersAvailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces60
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces40
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notesDiscounted 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 accessWhole 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 accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

Between Monday and Friday, First Class Lounge facilities are available at The Royal Highland Hotel, next to the station

Tickets Accepted

All First Class ticket holders

Facilities

Fax, telephone

Refreshments

Complimentary tea, coffee or mineral water

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 WickScotRail14:006On time
to AberdeenScotRail14:292On time
to InvergordonScotRail14:506On time
to Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail14:503On time
to ElginScotRail15:104On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from AberdeenScotRail14:074On time
from EdinburghScotRail14:114On time
from Kyle of LochalshScotRail14:425On time
from ElginScotRail15:032On time
from Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail15:223On time
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