There are 10 ways to get from Dundee 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 via Perth  •  7 h 23 min

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

$56 - $84

Cheapest option

Bus via Broxden, Park and Ride  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Wick, Bus Terminal X99

$43 - $71

8 alternative options

Bus Fishers Tours of Dundee  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Dundee City Centre, Murraygate to Millburn, Morrisons 228 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Wick, Bus Terminal X99

$55 - $63

Train, bus  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Dundee to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Wick, Bus Terminal X99

$65 - $84

Train  •  10 h 13 min

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

$69 - $114

Drive  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Dundee to John o' Groats 244.1 miles

$50 - $80

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Wick  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Dundee to Aberdeen
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Wick (WIC) ABZ - WIC

$143 - $564

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Wick  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Dundee to Edinburgh Gateway
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Wick (WIC) EDI - WIC

$106 - $379

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Kirkwall, bus  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Dundee to Aberdeen
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Kirkwall (KOI) ABZ - KOI
  3. Take the bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to John o' Groats, Car Park

$112 - $313

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Kirkwall, bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Dundee to Edinburgh Gateway
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Kirkwall (KOI) EDI - KOI
  3. Take the bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to John o' Groats, Car Park

$140 - $328

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dundee to John o' Groats is to bus which costs £30 - £60 and takes 8 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dundee to John o' Groats is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4 h 54 min.

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The distance between Dundee and John o' Groats is 151 miles. The road distance is 244.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 23 min to get from Dundee to John o' Groats, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dundee to John o' Groats. However, there are services departing from Dundee City Centre, Murraygate and arriving at John o' Groats, Post Office via Inverness, Bus Station and Wick, Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 26 min.

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The nearest airport to John o' Groats is Wick (WIC) Airport which is 12.8 miles away. Other nearby airports include Kirkwall (KOI) (22.8 miles), Papa Westray (PPW) (50 miles), North Ronaldsay (NRL) (55.7 miles) and Inverness (INV) (84.6 miles).

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Map of how to get from Dundee to John o' Groats.
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  • Distance: 150.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 23 min

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

You can take a bus from Dundee to John o' Groats via Millburn, Morrisons, Inverness, Bus Station, and Wick, Bus Terminal in around 8 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dundee to John o' Groats via Perth, Inverness, Wick, and Wick, Bus Terminal in around 10 h 13 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Wick
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Aberdeen to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Aberdeen to Kirkwall via Lerwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Flights from Edinburgh to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
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 Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Train from Dundee to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Inverness to Wick
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Train from Dundee to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $26
Train from Dundee to Edinburgh Gateway
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$14 - $22
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Dundee to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$17 - $26
1st Class
$30 - $50
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
jogferry.co.uk
Bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to John o' Groats, Car Park
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
jogferry.co.uk
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Murraygate to Millburn, Morrisons
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
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