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Overnight train from Glasgow to Inverness???

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1. Posted by kaycapps (Full Member 31 posts) 11y

Hello, does any one know of this overnight train tour from Glasgow to Inverness?? It sound like something I would like to do. Has anyone done it or do you know about it?? Thank, Kay Capps

2. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

Hi Kay,

I haven't been on this train, but I would hesitate to do any night travelling in Scotland.. the scenery is too wonderful to miss

Not long until you go now, bet your excited, have a fantastic time & we will be looking forward to hearing all about it


3. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 11y

yeah I agree, no nite trains in Scot. The scenery in the west coast, Glasgow to Inverness is amazing. Not sure but I think the train would go thru Loch Lomond and maybe Glen Coe area. Dont miss it!

4. Posted by scotsman (Respected Member 128 posts) 11y


The Glasgow-Inverness train goes up the middle of the country. The scenery stunning but different from the west coast in a certain way. The line goes from Glasgow to Perth then up through Pitlochry, Aviemore etc then gets to Inverness. The only overnight trains in Scotland are freight ones and the sleeper to London. So your jaunt to Inverness will likely be a daytime one but if you have the time I'd recommend you get off the train anywhere north of Perth and just nosey around. As a former local of Blair Atholl I would highly recommend Blair Castle; You can still do your Glasgow-Inverness trip in a day but stop off in the village and walk 15 mins to the castle before getting on the train again a couple of hours later.


Have a great trip


5. Posted by Thinehost (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

The West Highland Line goes from Glasgow to Oban and Mallaig - it's well worth the effort to travel this line as well :) - the scenery is quite fantastic.


6. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Urm.... Is now the time to say that there isn't actually an overnight train between Glasgow and Inverness??? There's one from London to Inverness (and London to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Fort William), but that's it.

It's only about a journey of 3.15-3.30 anyway. From Glasgow, you need Queen Street station (not Central) and would wander up via Stirlng and Perth and then Pitlochry/Aviemore. Lovely journey, although admitetdly, Glasgow - Oban/Fort William and Mallaig or Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh are much more stunning in my view