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Aberdeen to Inverness by train

It takes an average of 2h 12m to travel from Aberdeen to Inverness by train, over a distance of around 83 miles (133 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Aberdeen to Inverness and tickets for this journey start from £5 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 5m
PriceFrom £5
Distance83 miles (133 km)
Frequency20 trains per day
First train05:22
Last train22:00
Departure stationAberdeen
Arrival stationInverness
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsScotRail

Aberdeen to Inverness train times

Check out the next trains departing from Aberdeen to Inverness for Tuesday 18th May 2021 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
07:18 On timeaberdeen09:35 On timeinvernessPlat. 7S estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets2h 17m, direct
08:22 On timeaberdeen10:36 On timeinvernessPlat. 7N estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets2h 14m, direct
10:11 On timeaberdeen12:23 On timeinvernessPlat. 6N estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets2h 12m, direct
11:55 On timeaberdeen14:07 On timeinvernessPlat. 6N estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets2h 12m, direct
13:42 On timeaberdeen16:03 On timeinvernessPlat. 6N estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets2h 21m, direct
15:25 On timeaberdeen17:48 On timeinvernessPlat. 6S estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets2h 23m, direct
17:25 On timeaberdeen19:37 On timeinvernessPlat. 6N estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets2h 12m, direct
18:18 On timeaberdeen20:28 On timeinvernessPlat. 6N estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets2h 10m, direct
20:18 On timeaberdeen22:28 On timeinvernessPlat. 6N estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets2h 10m, direct
21:56 On timeaberdeen00:05 On timeinvernessPlat. 6N estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets2h 9m, direct

Take the train from Aberdeen to Inverness in 2h 5m

Want to find out more about taking the train from Aberdeen to Inverness? Look no further.

The average journey time from Aberdeen to Inverness by train is 2h 12m, with around 20 trains travelling 83 miles (133 km) between these two destinations daily. Good news! There are direct trains available on this route, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. This route is operated by ScotRail, which offers plenty of amenities on board, including free WiFi, power sockets and an at-seat catering service. You can reach your destination in just 2h 5m on the fastest services.

Want to get the best train deals? Travel Off-Peak – we’ll highlight the cheapest Off-Peak train tickets from Aberdeen to Inverness in our Journey Planner. If you’re travelling by train quite frequently, why not get a Railcard – you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start a search for cheap train tickets with us today. Want to check if trains are running? Use our timetable to view live train times from Aberdeen to Inverness.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Aberdeen to Inverness? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Aberdeen to Inverness take?

The average journey time by train between Aberdeen and Inverness is 2 hours and 12 minutes, with around 20 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Aberdeen and Inverness by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Aberdeen to Inverness is 2 hours and 5 minutes.

How much does the train from Aberdeen to Inverness cost?

Train ticket prices from Aberdeen to Inverness can start from as little as £5 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Aberdeen to Inverness?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Aberdeen to Inverness without having to change trains. There are 20 direct trains from Aberdeen to Inverness each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Aberdeen to Inverness leave?

The first train from Aberdeen to Inverness leaves at 05:22. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Aberdeen to Inverness leave?

The last train from Aberdeen to Inverness leaves at 22:00. 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.

What's the distance between Aberdeen and Inverness by train?

Trains travelling from Aberdeen to Inverness cover a distance of around 83 miles (133 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Inverness to Aberdeen.

Cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to Inverness

Train tickets from Aberdeen to Inverness start at £5 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Aberdeen to Inverness is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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