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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.
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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!
The average journey time by train between Inverness and Edinburgh (Waverley) is 3 hours and 34 minutes, with around 18 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 Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley) is 3 hours and 16 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley) can start from as little as £5 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 Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley) without having to change trains. There are 18 direct trains from Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley) each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 03:56. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Inverness to Edinburgh (Waverley) cover a distance of around 113 miles (181 km) during the journey.
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.
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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