Exeter to Inverness by train

  • First train
    06:23
  • Last train
    22:57
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    10hr 30m
  • Distance
    753 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    13
  • Avg. journey time
    15hr 4m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Exeter to Inverness by train

Fast trains from Exeter to Inverness take around 10 hours and 30 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 753 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Exeter and Inverness.

1. Are there direct trains from Exeter to Inverness?

Journeys between Exeter and Inverness usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 13 departures on the route from Exeter to Inverness every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 17 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Exeter to Inverness?

The Exeter to Inverness train travel time is normally about 10 hours and 30 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Exeter to Inverness train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Inverness is usually scheduled to depart Exeter around 06:24 and the last train is around 21:49. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Exeter around 06:23, and the last at 22:57.

When to book Exeter to Inverness train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Exeter to Inverness by train.

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Which train companies operate between Exeter and Inverness?

More than one train company operates on the route from Exeter to Inverness, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First Great Western
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Great Western Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • ScotRail
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.