Inverness, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland

Inverness to Edinburgh: Cheapest Travel Options

Citylink has the cheapest bus ticket from Inverness to Edinburgh for only £11.1, on a trip of approximately 3h 57m duration.

Choose London North Eastern Railway (LNER) trains with fares starting from £41.83. Travel time approximately 3h 20m.

CompaniesDeparturesDurationServicePrice
Citylink
3h 57mfrom£11.10
Parks
3h 57mfrom£11.10
Megabus
3h 57mfrom£14.36
London North Eastern Railway (LNER)
3h 20mfrom£41.83
ScotRail
4h 41mfrom£45.71

Save £34.61 if you travel with Citylink!

We have selected the cheapest, fastest and earliest schedules for your trip to Edinburgh. More than 41 schedules for your trip.

  • Citylink

    Cheapest

    bus
    3h 57m
  • London North Eastern Railway (LNER)

    Fastest

    train
    3h 20m
  • ScotRail

    Earliest

    train
    4h 41m

Bus from Inverness to Edinburgh

The bus trip from Inverness to Edinburgh takes approximately 3h 52m duration and covers a distance of about 181 km. There are usually 28 buses traveling daily to Edinburgh and you can find the cheapest tickets starting from £11.1 if you buy in advance on the internet.

Distance181 km
Price£11.1
Frequency28
Fastest3h 35m

Train Inverness to Edinburgh

It takes an average of 3h 57m to travel from Inverness to Edinburgh by train, covering a distance of about 181 km. There are usually 13 trains traveling daily from Inverness to Edinburgh and tickets for this journey start from £41.83 when you book in advance.

Distance181 km
Price£41.83
Frequency13
Fastest3h 20m

Saving Money

Cheapest Bus

The cheapest bus ticket from Inverness to Edinburgh is a regular seat, one-way trip, when booked in advance. Buying on the day of travel is usually more expensive and may include additional costs that can vary depending on the time of day and bus class.

Cheapest Bus
Book in advance.
Most companies sell bus tickets about three to six months in advance. If you already have your travel date set, search as early as possible to save money.
Be flexible with your travel times.
Many companies increase ticket prices during "peak hours" (usually between 06:00 - 10:00 and 15:00 - 19:00 on weekdays). If possible, choose to travel outside of these hours to find cheaper tickets and save money.
Check connections.
On some of the busiest routes, you may also have the option of taking a slower or connecting transportation. It may take a little longer, but if you have a bit more time available, you may find a cheaper ticket.

Travel Tips

The best tips from our team for your next trip

Consider choosing eco-friendly transport options like buses or trains instead of driving alone in a car, which can help reduce your carbon footprint.

Arrive on time for your bus or train, and be respectful of other passengers' schedules.

Traveling during off-peak hours can save moneyon bus and train fares, as prices tend to be lower during non-peak times.

Bring a refillable water bottle and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout your journey.

Research the local culture and customs of the places you will be traveling through, and learn about the history, traditions, and values of the people.

Choose a mode of transportation that allows you to work comfortably, such as a train with spacious seating or a bus with Wi-Fi.

Keep your valuables like cash, passport, andimportant documents in a secure place, like a neck wallet or a money belt.Avoid carrying large sums of money or expensive jewelry.

Learn basic phrases in the local language, such as greetings or common phrases, to show respect and build connections with locals.

Check the pet policies of the bus or train company you are traveling with, and make sure your pet is allowed on board.

Choosing the right seat, such as one with extralegroom or a window seat, can help maximize comfort during your journey.

Research sightseeing opportunities along your route, such as landmarks, tourist attractions, or scenic routes, and plan your itinerary accordingly.

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