There are 6 ways to get from Aberdeen to John o' Groats by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus John O'Groats Ferries  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Jg2

$68 - $75

Cheapest option

Train, bus via Wick, Bus Terminal  •  7 h 7 min

  1. X99

$49 - $65

4 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 48 min

  1. M9 / ...
  2. M90 / ...
  3. Jg2

$77 - $96

Train  •  8 h 59 min

$80 - $110

Drive  •  4 h 38 min

  1. 221.5 miles

$45 - $70

Fly  •  3 h 58 min

  1. ABZ - WIC

$126 - $499

What companies run services between Aberdeen, Scotland and John o' Groats, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Aberdeen to John o' Groats via Broxden, Park and Ride and Inverness, Bus Station in around 8 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Aberdeen to John o' Groats via Inverness, Wick, and Wick, Bus Terminal in around 8 h 59 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Wick
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Train from Inverness to Wick
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Bus operators
John O'Groats Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)1955 611353
Website
jogferry.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to John o' Groats, Car Park
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
jogferry.co.uk
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Megabus UK

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Aberdeen and John o' Groats is 176 km. The road distance is 354 km.

The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to John o' Groats is to train and bus which costs £35 - £50 and takes 7 h 7 min.

The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to John o' Groats is to fly which takes 3 h 58 min and costs £90 - £380.

No, there is no direct bus from Aberdeen to John o' Groats. However, there are services departing from Union Square Bus Station and arriving at John o' Groats, Car Park via Broxden, Park and Ride and Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 48 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Aberdeen to John o' Groats, including transfers.