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Lancaster to Inverness by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 39m
  • Distance
    392 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 16m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Lancaster to Inverness by train

Fast trains from Lancaster to Inverness take around 5 hours and 39 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 392 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lancaster and Inverness.

1. Are there direct trains from Lancaster to Inverness?

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

We usually find around 16 departures on the route from Lancaster 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 22 departures.

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

The Lancaster to Inverness train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 39 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Inverness is usually scheduled to depart Lancaster around 05:56 and the last train is around 20:20. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lancaster around 05:56, and the last at 20:57.

When to book Lancaster 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 Lancaster to Inverness by train.

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Which train companies operate between Lancaster and Inverness?

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

  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • ScotRail
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • TransPennine Express
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

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

Inverness to Lancaster by train

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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.