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There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Caithness by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Edinburgh  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Wick (WIC) EDI - WIC

$149 - $431

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Train  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Scotscalder

$82 - $130

4 alternative options

Train to Aberdeen, fly  •  5 h 25 min

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

$211 - $665

Bus  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Dunbeath, War Memorial X99 / ...

Night train, train  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Scotscalder

$87 - $114

Drive  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Caithness 258.1 miles

$55 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Caithness is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 5 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Caithness is to fly which costs £110 - £340 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Caithness is 172 miles. The road distance is 258.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Caithness without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Edinburgh to Caithness, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Caithness is to fly which takes 3 h 10 min and costs £110 - £340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 40 min, you could also train, which costs £60 - £100 and takes 8 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Wick Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Caithness is 258 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to drive from Edinburgh to Caithness.

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Loganair offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Wick Airport.

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There are 77+ hotels available in Caithness. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Caithness.
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  • Distance: 171.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 10 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Caithness, Scotland?

Loganair flies from Edinburgh to Caithness 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Caithness via Inverness, Bus Station, Inverness, Marks and Spencer, and Dunbeath, War Memorial in around 7 h 40 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Wick
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
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
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Inverness to Scotscalder
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$55 - $85
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach Highlands
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Dunbeath, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Stagecoach Highlands

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