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Inverness to London by train

It takes an average of 10h 7m to travel from Inverness to London by train, over a distance of around 444 miles (715 km). There are normally 4 trains per day travelling from Inverness to London and tickets for this journey start from £55 when you book in advance.

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Journey time

From 7h 54m


444 miles (715 km)


4 trains per day


Direct trains available


From £55

Train operators

Caledonian Sleeper, London North Eastern Railway

Inverness to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Inverness to London for lundi 17 juin 2024 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.
04:54 inverness14:39 london kings crossPlat. 2 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets9h 45m, 1 change
05:36 inverness14:13 london eustonPlat. 3 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets8h 37m, 2 changes
06:38 inverness14:48 london kings crossPlat. 4 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets8h 10m, 1 change
07:55 inverness15:49 london kings crossPlat. 1 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets7h 54m, direct
08:41 inverness17:40 london kings crossPlat. 1 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets8h 59m, 2 changes

Travelling by train from Inverness to London

Want to find out more about taking the train from Inverness to London? Look no further.

The train from Inverness to London usually takes around 8h 54m but can take just 7h 54m on the fastest services, with around 2 trains running on this popular route every day. There’s no need for any changes along the way either, as there are direct trains available to your destination.

Train travel is significantly better for the environment than other modes of transport, such as car and plane. In fact, you save 67% on CO2 emissions when you choose train over car*.

You'll be taking a London North Eastern Railway (LNER) service on this route. LNER run trains up the East Coast, and their fleet includes several state-of-the-art Azuma trains. Sit back and enjoy free WiFi, onboard catering and power sockets at tables.

If you want to save money, travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends. You can also get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Ready to book? Start your search for train tickets from Inverness to London with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times from Inverness to London, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Inverness to London? 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 London take?

The average journey time by train between Inverness and London is 10 hours and 7 minutes, with around 4 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 London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Inverness to London is 7 hours and 54 minutes.

How much does the train from Inverness to London cost?

Train ticket prices from Inverness to London can start from as little as £55 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 London?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Inverness to London without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Inverness to London 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 London leave?

The first train from Inverness to London leaves at 06:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Inverness to London leave?

The last train from Inverness to London leaves at 20:45. 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 London by train?

Trains travelling from Inverness to London cover a distance of around 444 miles (715 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to Inverness. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Inverness to London.

Cheap train tickets from Inverness to London

Train tickets from Inverness to London start at £55 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

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

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 London 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.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.

Why should I travel by train from Inverness to London?

If you want to travel from Inverness to London, choose the more sustainable option - choose train!

Go green

Taking the train instead of driving lowers your CO2 impact by a whopping 67%.* Keep it simple, keep it low-carbon.

Save time & money

What's faster or cheaper than driving from Inverness to London? Ah yes, that'd be the train. Cheaper even without a Railcard, too. Win for you. Win for the planet.

Bikes on board

In the UK, you can take your bike on the train, for free! Cool, huh? And, thanks to our bike reservation feature, travelling with your bike has never been easier.

Travel in style

Unlike flying or driving, going by train means no extra luggage charges or parking costs. Plus, you step off the train, right into the city-centre. Aaaand relax.

* Calculations are based on CO2 / passenger km, comparing an average petrol car, using statistics and conversion factors published in the government’s greenhouse gas reporting conversion factors published 7 June 2023 and revised 28 June 2023. See here for more.

Between Inverness and London, 89% of journeys sold on Trainline from May 2022 to May 2023 were cheaper and faster by rail vs car.

† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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