Inverness Castle is a dramatic hilltop castle. Inverness Castle was originally a 12th-century earth and timber enclosure fortress, founded by King David I.

It's simple to reach Inverness Castle, in Inverness, by train. Simply hop on a train to Inverness station and then it's just a 14-minute walk away.

For more visitor info including opening times, visit Inverness Castle’s website.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:30:00 until 20:30:00
  • Saturday open from 06:30:00 until 18:30:00
  • Sunday open from 09:15:00 until 20:20:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageAvailable
Left Luggage Website
Shops noteWHSmith, Barber shop, Mailboxes shop, PhotoMe photo booth
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Costa Coffee, WH Smith, bar
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeAvailable
Nearest station with more facilities
This is a Category A station. This station has step-free access to all platforms. The Passenger Assist meeting point is at the automatic ticket gatesBlue Badge parking bays: 3
Toilets notesThe toilets are located on the Concourse. The National key toilets are located on the Concourse; these toilets are operated by a radar key. Available between 0630 and 1930
Baby changeAvailable
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorScotRail
Car parking spaces60
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces40
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notesThere are lockers available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Inverness station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

Caledonian Sleeper only. There is no First Class lounge within the station but First Class lounge facilities are available for Caledonian Sleeper customers within the Guest Services Centre across the road. - Tickets Accepted - Caledonian Sleeper First Class ticket holders - Refreshments - Complimentary snacks and refreshments - Facilities - Free WiFi, showers Note: Standard Class and Seated guests can purchase shower tokens for the Guest Lounge from the On Board Hosts. -- Showers are available within the station and include an accessible shower. National Keys Scheme operated but key can be obtained from staff working at these facilities if you do not have your own key.

Departures and arrivals from Inverness

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Inverness station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to AberdeenScotRail18:052On time
to Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail18:533On time
to ElginScotRail18:594On time
to London EustonCaledonian Sleeper20:451On time
to AberdeenScotRail05:562Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from UllapoolScotRail18:10On time
from Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail18:303On time
from Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail19:393On time
from London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway20:072On time
from AberdeenScotRail20:304On time

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