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Inverness to London by train

It takes an average of 10h 8m 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 £46.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 55m
PriceFrom £46.20
Distance444 miles (715 km)
Frequency4 trains per day
First train06:55
Last train20:45
Departure stationInverness
Arrival stationLondon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCaledonian Sleeper, London North Eastern Railway

Inverness to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Inverness to London for Friday 19th 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.
10:51 inverness19:54 london kings crossPlat. 4 estimatedscotrail Get tickets9h 3m, 1 change

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.

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 8 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 55 minutes.

How much does the train from Inverness to London cost?

Train ticket prices from Inverness to London can start from as little as £46.20 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 £46.20 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.

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