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London to Inverness by train

It takes an average of 8h 39m to travel from London to Inverness by train, over a distance of around 444 miles (715 km). There are normally 2 trains per day travelling from London to Inverness and tickets for this journey start from £38 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 8h 5m
PriceFrom £38
Distance444 miles (715 km)
Frequency2 trains per day
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationInverness
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsLondon North Eastern Railway

London to Inverness train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Inverness for Monday 10th May 2021 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
21:15 On timelondon euston08:42 On timeinvernesscaledonian sleeper Super Off PeakGet tickets11h 27m, direct
23:50 On timelondon euston12:09 invernesscaledonian sleeper Super Off PeakGet tickets12h 19m, 1 change
00:35 On timelondon euston14:11 invernesswest midlands trains Super Off PeakGet tickets13h 36m, 3 changes
06:30 london kings cross15:22 invernessPlat. 4 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets8h 52m, 2 changes
08:30 london kings cross16:54 invernessPlat. 4 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets8h 24m, 1 change
10:00 london kings cross18:26 invernessPlat. 5 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Super Off PeakGet tickets8h 26m, 2 changes
10:00 london kings cross19:37 invernessPlat. 5 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Super Off PeakGet tickets9h 37m, 1 change
12:00 london kings cross20:04 invernessPlat. 6 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Super Off PeakGet tickets8h 4m, direct
13:00 london kings cross21:28 invernessPlat. 6 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Super Off PeakGet tickets8h 28m, 2 changes
16:00 london kings cross08:32 invernessPlat. 6 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets16h 32m, 1 change

Travelling from London to Inverness by train

There's a direct train route from London King's Cross to Inverness using London North Eastern Railway (LNER). Onboard you'll find the buffet car called The Foodbar) usually located either in coach J or H, where you can purchase hot and cold food and drink throughout the day. First Class passengers can enjoy complimentary WiFi, while those seated in Standard can pay a small fee for the service. There's also an alternative route that involves making one change at Edinburgh Waverley, where a ScotRail train will take you on the second leg to the final destination. You can visit our ScotRail page to find out what other onboard services they provide.

London to Inverness Route Information

The train from London to Inverness takes you through the heart of England, crossing the Peak District and the Lake District before heading into the Lowlands of Scotland. Make sure to grab a window seat so you don't miss out on these amazing views. It doesn’t stop there though, as one of the best sights is saved for last. The crossing of the Forth Rail Bridge outside Edinburgh is a spectacular experience for all. You’ll then get the chance to see Cairngorms National Park, the largest national park in the UK, before arriving at Inverness.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between London and Inverness is 8 hours and 39 minutes, with around 2 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 London and Inverness by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Inverness is 8 hours and 5 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Inverness cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Inverness can start from as little as £38 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 London to Inverness?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Inverness without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from London to Inverness each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from London to Inverness leaves at 10:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London to Inverness leaves at 12:00. 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 London and Inverness by train?

Trains travelling from London to Inverness 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 Inverness to London. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from London to Inverness.

Cheap train tickets from London to Inverness

Train tickets from London to Inverness start at £38 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, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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 London to Inverness 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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