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Distance 34.8 mi

Iverness to Elgin by train

The train from Iverness to Elgin takes , and there are connections per day. The first train leaves at , while the last train departs at . You can expect to pay an average of .


The train journey from Inverness to Elgin is operated by ScotRail, and direct connections are available on the Inverness-Aberdeen line. This is a short and picturesque journey through Scotland's Highlands. Both Inverness and Elgin Stations are in the center of their towns and have bus links that will help you get around to continue your journey.


ScotRail trains are fitted with free WiFi onboard. However, this depends on local coverage and at times on this route, the connection may have some problems. You can take pets on board, as long as they are under your control at all times, and don't disturb other travelers. Bikes can be brought on board, but space is limited. Book a bike slot at least 24 hours before you travel to avoid disappointment.


Elgin is known for its picturesque ruins. These include Elgin Cathedral, which fell into disuse centuries ago, and Spynie Palace, built in the 1300s and once a bishop's residence. The ruined Duffus Castle stands on top of a hill, giving you great views over the town. Informational signs tell you more about the history of this once-mighty castle. Inside the town itself, be sure to visit the interesting Moray Motor Museum. This town is located in the heart of Scottish whisky country, and several distilleries are open to visitors. Take a guided tour, learn about how it is produced, and be sure to enjoy a sample of Scotland's most famous beverage!


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Stations of departure

Inverness [ INV ]

Destination stations

Elgin [ ELG ]

CO2 emissions for this route

Flight
16.245kg
Train
0.798kg
Bus
3.876kg
Car
2.793kg
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Nationalrail
Duration: 41 min
Inverness [ INV ] - Elgin [ ELG ]
09:01 - 09:42
£ 13.10
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Nationalrail
Duration: 41 min
Inverness [ INV ] - Elgin [ ELG ]
09:59 - 10:40
£ 13.10
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Nationalrail
Duration: 39 min
Inverness [ INV ] - Elgin [ ELG ]
11:02 - 11:41
£ 13.10
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Nationalrail
Duration: 42 min
Inverness [ INV ] - Elgin [ ELG ]
11:48 - 12:30
£ 13.10
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Nationalrail
Duration: 41 min
Inverness [ INV ] - Elgin [ ELG ]
12:44 - 13:25
£ 13.10
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Nationalrail
Duration: 41 min
Inverness [ INV ] - Elgin [ ELG ]
13:33 - 14:14
£ 13.10
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Nationalrail
Duration: 39 min
Inverness [ INV ] - Elgin [ ELG ]
14:29 - 15:08
£ 13.10

How much time will it take to go from Inverness to Elgin by train?

The journey between Inverness and Elgin by train is approximately 35.4 mi. It will take you more or less to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time.

At what time of the day can I travel from Inverness to Elgin?

The first departure of the night from Inverness to Elgin leaves at , while the last journey sets out at . These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Inverness and Elgin. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

Which stations can I use on the Inverness to Elgin route?

You can depart from Inverness at stations such as Inverness [ INV ]. At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Elgin at the following stations: Elgin [ ELG ]. Some of these stations may only be served by particular travel providers. Because of this, there may not be a direct connection between all the stations in Inverness and Elgin. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many times a day do departures from Inverness leave for Elgin?

Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Inverness to Elgin. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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