Thinking about taking the train from Perth to Inverness? We’ve got you covered.
It usually takes around 2h 18m to travel the 81 miles (130 km) from Perth to Inverness by train, with around 29 trains running on this route daily. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. You can reach Inverness in just 1h 58m on the fastest ScotRail and LNER services. You’ll also get to enjoy free WiFi and a catering service on both trains.
If you want to snap up the cheapest fares, take the train during Off-Peak times. You can also get a Railcard if you’re travelling by train more than a few times a year – you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys.
Keep reading for more information about your train journey, including FAQs and tips on booking cheap train tickets. Have a look at our timetable to check if trains are running from Perth to Inverness and start a search for tickets with us today.
The average journey time by train between Perth and Inverness is 2 hours and 26 minutes, with around 20 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Perth to Inverness is 1 hour and 59 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Perth to Inverness can start from as little as £5 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Perth to Inverness without having to change trains. There are 20 direct trains from Perth to Inverness each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Perth to Inverness leaves at 04:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Perth to Inverness leaves at 20:57. 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.
Trains travelling from Perth to Inverness cover a distance of around 81 miles (130 km) during the journey.
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 Perth to Inverness is right for you.
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.
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.