If you want to know more about the journey from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness by train, look no further!
The average journey time from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness by train is 3h 31m, with around 12 trains travelling 112 miles (180 km) between these two destinations daily. There’s no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to your destination. The fastest ScotRail train on this route takes just 3h 7m, during which you can enjoy free WiFi, power sockets, an at-seat catering service and more.
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The average journey time by train between Glasgow Queen Street and Inverness is 3 hours and 31 minutes, with around 12 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness is 3 hours and 7 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness can start from as little as £8.70 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness leaves at 06:07. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness leaves at 18:11. 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.
Trains travelling from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness cover a distance of around 112 miles (180 km) during the journey.
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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.