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    London Euston
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    Inverness
    0 changes
    Super Off Peak
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    London Kings Cross
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    21:00
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 2 estimated
    00:45
    Newcastle
    Platform 3 estimated
    06:22
    Newcastle
    Platform 2 estimated
    08:07
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
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    08:36
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 15 estimated
    11:59
    Inverness
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    2 changes
    Super Off Peak
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    London Kings Cross
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    22:00
    London Kings Cross
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    00:20
    York
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    06:35
    York
    Platform 9 estimated
    09:22
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 5 estimated
    09:48
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 11 estimated
    10:31
    Stirling
    Platform 2 estimated
    10:36
    Stirling
    Platform 2 estimated
    13:25
    Inverness
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    Inverness
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    3 changes
    Super Off Peak
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    London Kings Cross
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    22:00
    London Kings Cross
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    00:20
    York
    Platform 6 estimated
    06:35
    York
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    09:22
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
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    10:38
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 17 estimated
    14:11
    Inverness
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    Inverness
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    2 changes
    Super Off Peak
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    London St Pancras International
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    22:05
    London St Pancras International
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    01:16
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    05:15
    Sheffield
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    06:31
    Leeds
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    07:08
    Leeds
    Platform 9 estimated
    10:20
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 19 estimated
    10:38
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 17 estimated
    14:11
    Inverness
    Platform 2 estimated
    Inverness
    Platform 2 estimated
    3 changes
    Super Off Peak

Journey information from London to Inverness

  • Train Fares from: £38
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  • Changes: Direct

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.

Things to do in Inverness

A city that's famed for its proximity to Loch Ness, you can arrange for a tour of the world-famous loch in hope of spotting old Nessie for yourself. Alternatively, you can visit Urquhart Castle or Cawdor Castle for a magnificent trip back through time, while Chanonry Point is an excellent spot for catching a sight of some wild Dolphins.

  • How long does it take to travel from London to Inverness by train?

    The average journey time between London and Inverness is . On an average weekday, there are 2 trains travelling from London to Inverness. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • What is the fastest journey from London to Inverness by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from London to Inverness cost?

    Train tickets from London to Inverness can start from as little as £38 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

  • Are there direct trains from London to Inverness?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Inverness without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from London to Inverness.

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  • What is the distance between London and Inverness?

    The distance between London and Inverness is 444 miles.

    Distance: 444 miles
  • What time is the first train from London to Inverness?

    The first train from London to Inverness departs at .

    What time is the last train from London to Inverness?

    The last train from London to Inverness departs at .

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    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

London to Inverness timetable

Check out the next trains departing from London to Inverness for Monday 25th May 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
20:4008:3511h 55m, direct
21:0011:5914h 59m, 2 changes
22:0013:2515h 25m, 3 changes
22:0014:1116h 11m, 2 changes
22:0514:1116h 6m, 3 changes

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Inverness to London.

Looking for other travel options? We also sell National Express coach tickets across the UK. Check out times and tickets for London to Inverness by bus.

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Inverness

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**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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