The journey from Edinburgh to Inverness by bus is 112.5 mi and takes 3 h 29 min. There are 63 connections per day, with the first departure at 8:05am and the last at 8:55pm. It is possible to travel from Edinburgh to Inverness by bus for as little as $11.51 or as much as $43.67. The best price for this journey is $11.51.
|Journey Duration||3 h 29 min|
|Connection per Day||63|
|Carriers||Scottish Citylink, Parks of Hamilton, More Megabus|
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Prices will vary when you travel from Edinburgh to Inverness. On average, though, you'll pay about $16.93 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as $9.71, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.
If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Edinburgh to Inverness, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.
Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Edinburgh to Inverness.
Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.
If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.
Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average
Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $10 to $22 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 55% on your trip!
The cheapest Edinburgh - Inverness bus tickets can be found for as low as $14 if you’re lucky, or $34 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $238.
When travelling to Inverness by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!
Find out more about the carriers on this route.
Megabus is a low-cost intercity bus service that operates in North America, Canada, and Europe. It was founded in 2003 and is owned by Stagecoach Group, a multinational transport company. Megabus retains its own brand in Britain and North America, but in Continental Europe, including France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands, its services have been rebranded as Flixbus since the acquisition by a German company in June 2016.
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