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

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Train, bus  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to John o' Groats, Car Park Jg2

Cheapest option

Bus via Thurso, Bank of Scotland  •  11h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Inverness Retail Park, Tesco 10 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness Retail Park, Tesco to Thurso, Bank of Scotland X99

$62 - $86

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Bus John O'Groats Ferries  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station 10 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to John o' Groats, Car Park Jg2

Train  •  8h 58m

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Wick

$80 - $104

Drive  •  4h 38m

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to John o' Groats 221.5 miles

$45 - $70

Fly  •  4h 1m

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Wick (WIC) ABZ - WIC

$128 - $500

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The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to John o' Groats is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to John o' Groats is to fly which costs £95 - £390 and takes 4h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aberdeen station to John o' Groats. However, there are services departing from Union Square Bus Station and arriving at John o' Groats, Car Park via Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 7m.

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The distance between Aberdeen and John o' Groats is 110 miles. The road distance is 221.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to John o' Groats without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 3m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 3m to get from Aberdeen to John o' Groats, including transfers.

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Aberdeen to John o' Groats bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, arrive at Union Square Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to John o' Groats is to bus which takes 8h 7m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs £60 - £80 and takes 8h 58m, you could also fly, which costs £95 - £390 and takes 4h 1m.

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The quickest flight from Aberdeen Airport to Wick Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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Aberdeen to John o' Groats bus services, operated by John O'Groats Ferries, arrive at John o' Groats, Car Park station.

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Map of how to get from Aberdeen to John o' Groats.
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  • Distance: 109.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 3m

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

You can take a bus from Aberdeen to John o' Groats via Inverness, Bus Station in around 8h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Aberdeen to John o' Groats via Inverness, Wick, and Wick, Bus Terminal in around 8h 58m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Wick
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Monday to Friday
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
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Train from Inverness to Wick
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
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
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
jogferry.co.uk
Stagecoach North Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Stagecoach North Scotland
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Inverness Retail Park, Tesco
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Stagecoach North Scotland
Stagecoach Highlands
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness Retail Park, Tesco to Thurso, Bank of Scotland
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
Stagecoach Highlands

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Yes, the driving distance between Aberdeen to John o' Groats is 221 miles. It takes approximately 4h 38m to drive from Aberdeen to John o' Groats.

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Flybe offers flights from Aberdeen Airport to Wick Airport.

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There are 61+ hotels available in John o' Groats. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Aberdeen Airport is to line 727 bus which takes 40m and costs £4.

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