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London to Inverness by train

Distance444 miles (715 km)
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationInverness

London to Inverness train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Inverness for mardi 27 septembre 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.
07:00 15:22 8h 22m, 2 changes
09:00 17:03 8h 3m, 1 change
10:00 18:26 8h 26m, 2 changes
10:00 19:39 9h 39m, 1 change
12:00 20:07 8h 7m, direct
13:00 21:24 8h 24m, 1 change
14:00 22:39 8h 39m, 2 changes
15:00 23:16 8h 16m, 1 change
16:00 08:31 16h 31m, 1 change
16:30 08:31 16h 1m, 2 changes

Travelling from London to Inverness by train

Want to find out more information about taking the train to Inverness from London? You’ve come to the right place!

On average, the train from London to Inverness takes around 10 hours and 11 minutes, but can take 8 hours and 4 minutes on the fastest services. If you’re travelling on this route, you’ll be taking a London North Eastern Railway (LNER) or Caledonian Sleeper service, who run around 5 trains between these two cities each day. Once you’re on board, you can relax and make yourself comfortable as there are direct services available between London and Inverness.

Running up the East Coast, LNER’s fleet includes several state-of-the-art Azuma trains. Make sure you grab a window seat, so you can sit back and marvel at the breath-taking views as the train takes you through the heart of England, crossing the Peak District and the Lake District before heading into the Lowlands of Scotland. It doesn’t stop there though, as one of the best sights is saved for the final stretch of the journey. Just outside of Edinburgh, the Forth Rail Bridge offers spectacular panoramic views. Then, you’ll get the chance to see the wilderness of the Cairngorms National Park, the largest national park in the UK, before arriving in Inverness. 

If you want to save money on your trip from London to Inverness, we recommend you travel Off-Peak – tickets are generally cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends. You can also get yourself a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. To compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares, use our Journey Planner at the top of the page.

Keen to book your trip? Start your search for train tickets from London to Inverness with us today. Keep reading for tips on how to find cheaper train tickets, as well as check first and last train times in the timetable above.

Cheap train tickets from London to Inverness

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.

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.

Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in the UK. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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