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There are 10 ways to get from Dundee to John o' Groats by bus, train, night train, car, plane or ferry

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Bus  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Dundee City Centre, Murraygate to Millburn, Morrisons 228 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Wick, Hill Avenue X99

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Train via Perth  •  10 h 15 min

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

$67 - $109

8 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Perth to Aviemore
  2. Take the bus from Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel to Inverness, Bus Station G10 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Wick, Hill Avenue X99

Train  •  10 h 14 min

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

$76 - $122

Night train, bus  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Take the night train from Perth to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Thurso, Bank of Scotland X99

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 20 min

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

$138 - $557

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Wick  •  5 h 4 min

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

$103 - $374

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Kirkwall, ferry  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Dundee to Edinburgh Gateway
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Kirkwall (KOI) EDI - KOI
  3. Take the ferry from St Margarets Hope Ferry Terminal to Gills Bay Ferry Terminal

$148 - $336

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Kirkwall, ferry  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Dundee to Aberdeen
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Kirkwall (KOI) ABZ - KOI
  3. Take the ferry from St Margarets Hope Ferry Terminal to Gills Bay Ferry Terminal

$118 - $319

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The cheapest 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 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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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, Marks and Spencer and Wick, Hill Avenue. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 47 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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The best way to get from Dundee to John o' Groats without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 47 min to get from Dundee to John o' Groats, including transfers.

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Dundee to John o' Groats bus services, operated by Fishers Tours of Dundee, depart from Dundee City Centre, Murraygate station.

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The best way to get from Dundee to John o' Groats is to bus which takes 8 h 47 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs £55 - £95 and takes 10 h 14 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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Dundee to John o' Groats bus services, operated by Stagecoach Highlands, arrive at Wick, Hill Avenue station.

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Map of how to get from Dundee to John o' Groats.
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  • Distance: 150.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 47 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, Marks and Spencer, and Wick, Hill Avenue in around 8 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dundee to John o' Groats via Inverness, Wick, and Wick, Bus Terminal in around 10 h 14 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Wick
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Edinburgh to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Aberdeen to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $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 Aviemore
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $28
Train from Dundee to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Inverness to Wick
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Train from Dundee to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $26
Train from Dundee to Edinburgh Gateway
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $20
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Perth to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$10 - $16
1st Class
$20 - $30
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$15 - $23
1st Class
$29 - $45
Train from Dundee to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$18 - $27
1st Class
$30 - $50
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Dundee to Inverness
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $45
Night train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$191
Sleeper Seat
$24 - $35
Train from Dundee to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$190
Sleeper Seat
$20 - $29
Bus operators
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
Twice daily
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
Stagecoach Highlands
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Wick, Hill Avenue
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Wick, Hill Avenue
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Thurso, Bank of Scotland
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Scottish Citylink
Ferry operators
Pentland Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)800 688 8998
Email
sales@pentlandferries.co.uk
Website
pentlandferries.co.uk
Ferry from St Margarets Hope Ferry Terminal to Gills Bay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
pentlandferries.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Dundee to John o' Groats is 244 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to drive from Dundee to John o' Groats.

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Flybe offers flights from Aberdeen Airport to Wick Airport.

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There are 58+ hotels available in John o' Groats. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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