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Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness

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  1. Glasgow Queen Street
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    Inverness
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  2. Glasgow Queen Street
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    08:10
    Glasgow Queen Street
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    09:13
    Perth
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    09:51
    Perth
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    11:59
    Inverness
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    13:40
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    14:41
    Perth
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    14:50
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    16:54
    Inverness
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    15:39
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    18:18
    Aberdeen
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    18:23
    Aberdeen
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    20:28
    Inverness
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    17:40
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    18:49
    Perth
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    19:03
    Perth
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    21:01
    Inverness
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Journey information from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness

  • Train Fares from: £8.70
  • Fastest route:
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  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct

Reviewing Glasgow to Inverness by train

5 stars - " Seeing the highlands up close and personal"

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 London North Eastern Railway (LNER). There are seven platforms at the station, primarily used by ScotRail, however, there is also one train per day for Caledonian Sleeper and London North Eastern Railway (LNER). 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.

  • How long does it take to travel from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness by train?

    The average journey time between Glasgow Queen Street and Inverness is . On an average weekday, there are 12 trains travelling from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • What is the fastest journey from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness cost?

    Train tickets from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness can start from as little as £8.70 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 Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness?

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

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  • What is the distance between Glasgow Queen Street and Inverness?

    The distance between Glasgow Queen Street and Inverness is 112 miles.

    Distance: 112 miles
  • What time is the first train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness?

    The first train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness departs at .

    What time is the last train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness?

    The last train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness departs at .

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    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.

Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness timetable

Check out the next trains departing from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness for Thursday 28th May 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
07:0710:283h 21m, direct
08:1011:593h 49m, 1 change
10:1013:253h 15m, direct
12:0815:223h 14m, direct
13:4016:543h 14m, 1 change
15:0918:283h 19m, direct
15:3920:284h 49m, 1 change
17:4021:013h 21m, 1 change
18:0621:273h 21m, direct
07:0710:283h 21m, direct

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

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