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Cross the border and travel in style as you leave England to enjoy the beautiful Scottish Highlands. Whether you’re a history buff excited to explore Fort George or keen for an inside look at the Tomatin distillery, trains from Newcastle to Inverness make the 282-mile trip a lot easier with comfy seats and no road traffic to worry about.

To best plan your journey, you can find all of the most up-to-date train times from Newcastle to Inverness on our live departures board below. 


Journey information from Newcastle to Inverness

  • How long is the average journey duration from Newcastle to Inverness? 5 hours 13 minutes
  • How long is the fastest journey duration from Newcastle to Inverness? 5 hours 13 minutes
  • When is the first train from Newcastle to Inverness? 14:54
  • When is the last train from Newcastle to Inverness? 14:54
  • How many services run for Newcastle to Inverness today? 1

The above information is intended as a guide. It may not include timetable alterations because of engineering work, unplanned disruption etc. Please use the journey planner to plan your journey before you travel. Some tickets are subject to restrictions. Please check these before you travel.

The information above refers to direct journeys only. Other journeys may be available by changing train or by using a different London Terminal. At certain times buses may operate some of the journeys shown. Services of all operators on the route shown are included in the figures. Not all tickets may be used on all services.

On many routes, the last journey before services finish for the day departs after midnight. Where this is the case, it is this service (in the early hours of the following morning), and not the last one before midnight that is shown.


Tips on how to book cheaper train tickets 

Get an Off-Peak ticket

For long journeys, you might want to avoid the busiest trains for maximum comfort. Consider buying an Off-Peak ticket, with which you’ll get quieter carriages and a cheaper fare too.

Save a 1/3

Long trips can be expensive but, when you buy aRailcard, you’ll shave 1/3 off the price of many journeys. See if you’re eligible today.

Book in advance

With Advance tickets, you can book up to 12 weeks ahead of time for a discount – so, if you know when your trip will be, book now and save on your train tickets from Newcastle to Inverness.

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