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  1. Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 12 estimated
    06:48
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 12 estimated
    07:28
    Stirling
    Platform 2 estimated
    07:35
    Stirling
    Platform 2 estimated
    10:28
    Inverness
    Platform 3 estimated
    Inverness
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  2. Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 17 estimated
    Inverness
    Platform 3 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  3. Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 10 estimated
    09:49
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 10 estimated
    10:30
    Stirling
    Platform 2 estimated
    10:38
    Stirling
    Platform 2 estimated
    13:25
    Inverness
    Platform 3 estimated
    Inverness
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  4. Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 15 estimated
    Inverness
    Platform 3 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  5. Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 16 estimated
    11:37
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 16 estimated
    12:56
    Perth
    Platform 5 estimated
    13:14
    Perth
    Platform 7 estimated
    15:22
    Inverness
    Platform 3 estimated
    Inverness
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  6. Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 20 estimated
    Inverness
    Platform 3 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  7. Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 12 estimated
    14:50
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 12 estimated
    15:31
    Stirling
    Platform 2 estimated
    15:39
    Stirling
    Platform 2 estimated
    18:26
    Inverness
    Platform 3 estimated
    Inverness
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  8. Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8 estimated
    Inverness
    Platform 1 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  9. Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Inverness
    0 changes
    Peak
  10. Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 19 estimated
    Inverness
    Platform 1 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak

Journey information from Edinburgh to Inverness

  • Train Fares from: £5
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct

Taking the train from Edinburgh to Inverness

If you want to soak up some Highland scenery, or just get to know one of Scotland's friendliest cities, taking the train from Edinburgh to Inverness is a great travel option. Trains leave several times a day from Edinburgh Waverley station to Inverness, and generally take around three hours 20 minutes, with no changes required. It's faster than road transport, and with sublime scenery to absorb, it's a journey that's hard to resist.

Services are provided by both ScotRail and London North Eastert Railway (LNER) - which operate four to five direct trains every day. Scotrail, Scotland's biggest rail carrier, and LNER, usually have a range of Scottish snacks and mini-meals, beers and premium whiskeys, as well as free WiFi, onboard. Check up on the news and chat with friends as the journey passes, or just sit back and doze.

When the train arrives at Inverness, there's no lack of things to do. The Inverness Museum & Art Gallery offers a showcase of local craft and culture, there's history to be had at Inverness Castle and Old High Church, and refreshments at the Eastgate Shopping Centre. There's a lot to see, and getting there couldn't be easier; just use our Journey Planner at the top of this page and plan your train from Edinburgh to Inverness today.

  • How long does it take to travel from Edinburgh to Inverness by train?

    The average journey time between Edinburgh and Inverness is . On an average weekday, there are 14 trains travelling from Edinburgh to Inverness. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • What is the fastest journey from Edinburgh to Inverness by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from Edinburgh to Inverness cost?

    Train tickets from Edinburgh to Inverness can start from as little as £5 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

  • Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Inverness?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from Edinburgh to Inverness without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Edinburgh to Inverness.

    Direct
  • What is the distance between Edinburgh and Inverness?

    The distance between Edinburgh and Inverness is 113 miles.

    Distance: 113 miles
  • What time is the first train from Edinburgh to Inverness?

    The first train from Edinburgh to Inverness departs at .

    What time is the last train from Edinburgh to Inverness?

    The last train from Edinburgh to Inverness departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

Edinburgh to Inverness timetable

Check out the next trains departing from Edinburgh to Inverness for Sunday 20th Sep 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
06:4810:283h 40m, 1 change
08:3512:093h 34m, direct
09:4913:253h 36m, 1 change
10:3614:113h 35m, direct
11:3715:223h 45m, 1 change
13:3316:543h 21m, direct
14:5018:263h 36m, 1 change
16:3320:053h 32m, direct
16:4521:354h 50m, direct
17:4221:013h 19m, direct

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

How to find cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Inverness

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Consider a Season Ticket.

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**Average savings on Advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.
Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.