There are 5 ways to get from Aberdeen to John o' Groats by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Wick, Bus Terminal X99

$71 - $79

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Train  •  8 h 35 min

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

$81 - $104

Bus  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride M9 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Wick, Bus Terminal X99

$81 - $100

Drive  •  4 h 38 min

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

$45 - $70

Fly  •  3 h 58 min

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

$131 - $501

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

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The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to John o' Groats is to fly which costs £95 - £380 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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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, Post Office via Broxden, Park and Ride, Inverness, Marks and Spencer and Wick, Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 14 min.

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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 7 h 39 min and costs £50 - £60.

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It takes approximately 7 h 39 min to get from Aberdeen to John o' Groats, including transfers.

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Aberdeen to John o' Groats bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Union Square Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to John o' Groats is to train which takes 8 h 35 min and costs £60 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £60 - £80 and takes 10 h 14 min, you could also fly, which costs £95 - £380 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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The quickest flight from Aberdeen Airport to Wick Airport is the direct flight which takes 35 min.

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Aberdeen to John o' Groats bus services, operated by Stagecoach Highlands, arrive at Wick, Bus Terminal 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: 7 h 39 min

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

You can take a train from Aberdeen to John o' Groats via Inverness, Thurso, and Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church (Bus Shelter) in around 8 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aberdeen to John o' Groats via Broxden, Park and Ride, Inverness, Bus Station, Inverness, Marks and Spencer, and Wick, Bus Terminal in around 10 h 14 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Wick
Ave. Duration
35 min
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
2 h 9 min
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 Thurso
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Bus operators
Stagecoach Highlands
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Wick, Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$33
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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
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Yes, the driving distance between Aberdeen to John o' Groats is 221 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 38 min 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 57+ hotels available in John o' Groats. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Aberdeen Airport is to line 727 bus which takes 42 min and costs £3.

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