Timetable - trains from Inverness to Edinburgh

Train tickets, times and fares.

Scotland’s capital is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an exciting mix of history, outstanding architecture, festivals, food and fun.

Stepping off the train in Edinburgh puts you right in the heart of the action. Emerging from Waverley Station, in the shadow of the Castle, you have the whole city at your feet.

Journey information

Fastest 3h 21m
Average 3h 40m
Direct trains available? Yes
Max changes 2
Trains per day 13

Next trains from Inverness to Edinburgh

Departs Destination Platform Expected
12:49 Edinburgh - On time

Live departures for direct trains leaving in the next two hours.

Sample fares

Buy tickets From
Off-Peak Return £54.00
Anytime Single £44.70
3 days in advance £22.90
1 month in advance £11.80
3 months in advance £5.00

First and last trains

First train


Last train


These are the usual first and last train times on this route from Monday to Friday. Times may vary at weekends and public holidays. Check exact train times when you plan your journey and book tickets online.

Fares quoted for services via Aviemore. Off-Peak from 09:16 Mon-Fri and all day Sat-Sun.

Prices are single (one-way) fares except where stated. Advance fares are subject to availability and the actual cost may vary.

Buy in advance for fares from £5.00

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Benefits of booking online and in advance

  • Buy online and avoid the ticket queues
  • Save up to a whopping 65% when you buy in advance on our longer distance routes
  • Use your railcard for even lower fares
  • Travel as a group of 3 or 4 people and save money with Friends Fare
  • Advance Single and Friends Fare tickets are available from 12 weeks before travel


Download timetable PDFs for train services between Inverness and Edinburgh.