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Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train

It takes an average of 3h 38m to travel from Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train, over a distance of around 113 miles (181 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley) and tickets for this journey start from £12.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 15m
PriceFrom £12.90
Distance113 miles (181 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
First train03:56
Last train18:53
Departure stationInverness
Arrival stationEdinburgh (Waverley)
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsScotRail, London North Eastern Railway

Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley) for Monday 15th August 2022 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
04:56 inverness09:35 edinburgh (waverley)Plat. 2 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets4h 39m, direct
05:36 inverness09:52 edinburgh (waverley)Plat. 4 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets4h 16m, 1 change
06:45 inverness10:15 edinburgh (waverley)Plat. 2 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets3h 30m, direct
07:55 inverness11:14 edinburgh (waverley)Plat. 1 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets3h 19m, direct
08:45 inverness12:49 edinburgh (waverley)Plat. 1 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets4h 4m, 1 change

About the train journey from Inverness to Edinburgh

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You can expect the journey from Inverness to Edinburgh by train to take around 3h 34m. You’ll usually find around 18 trains running on this route per day, which spans 113 miles (181 km). Once you're on board, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes along the way. Travelling with ScotRail and LNER on this route, you can reach your destination in just 3h 16m on the fastest trains. Sit back, relax and enjoy plenty of amenities on both services, including free WiFi and a catering service.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices – we’ll show you how much you can save on your train tickets if you travel Off-Peak or get a Railcard.

If you want to know more about the journey from Inverness to Edinburgh by train, keep reading for timetable, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley)? 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 Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley) take?

The average journey time by train between Inverness and Edinburgh (Waverley) is 3 hours and 38 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Inverness and Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley) is 3 hours and 15 minutes.

How much does the train from Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley) cost?

Train ticket prices from Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley) can start from as little as £12.90 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 Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley)?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley) without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley) each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley) leave?

The first train from Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 03:56. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley) leave?

The last train from Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 18:53. 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 Inverness and Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

Trains travelling from Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley) cover a distance of around 113 miles (181 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley)

Train tickets from Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley) start at £12.90 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.

Book in advance

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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 Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley) 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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