Travelling through some of the most scenic parts of Scotland, Glasgow to Inverness on the train is a must-see for anyone spending time in Scotland. ScotRail trains leave Glasgow Queens Street station roughly every 30 minutes, taking 3 hours to reach the Highland town. Glasgow Queens Street is currently undergoing a major refurbishment, not scheduled to be completed until 2020. There are plans for a new entrance façade, lengthen platforms to accommodate 8 carriage trains and expansion of the passenger waiting area.
Stopping off at Stirling and Dunblane among others, the sights you see along the way make this one of the most scenic train journeys in all of the UK. ScotRail trains offer all passengers with free WiFi on your journey, allowing passengers for both work and leisure the chance to get on with work or upload some photos of their trip to social media, all for free! There is also a buffet cart that is available at every stop, with snacks and drinks readily there for you to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger. The seats are large and comfortable, making it perfect to sit back and relax in whilst enjoying the views.
The Glasgow to Inverness train takes passengers through the heart of Cairngorms National Park, which is what makes this train journey so spectacular. The rolling hills, which were snow-topped at the time, seemed endless out of the window. It was a welcome change to seeing buildings and plain fields for much of my journey from London to Glasgow. With comfortable seats and a smooth ride throughout, this is one of the most enjoyable train journeys I have been on and is one I would recommend anyone taking.
Arriving at Inverness station
Inverness station is fairly small, considering it provides long distance trips to as far as London King’s Cross with Virgin Trains East Coast. There are seven platforms at the station, primarily used by ScotRail, however, there is also one train per day for Caledonian Sleeper and Virgin Trains East Coast. You will find toilets situated near platform one, which cost 30p to use. There are also a number of coffee stands to catch a quick drink from, however, there are very few amenities if you are looking to kill time at the station.