There are 8 ways to get from Edinburgh to Caithness by bus, train, car, plane, taxi or ferry

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

Bus  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station G90 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Latheronwheel, Whalebone Gate X99

$102 - $136

Cheapest option

Train  •  8 h 14 min

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

$91 - $142

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Inverness, Bus Station M90
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Scotscalder

$92 - $124

Drive  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Caithness 258.1 miles

$55 - $80

Fly Edinburgh to Wick, taxi  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Wick (WIC) EDI - WIC
  2. Take a taxi from Watten, Mybster Rd End to Caithness

$118 - $393

Fly Edinburgh to Kirkwall, ferry  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Kirkwall (KOI) EDI - KOI
  2. Take the ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Scrabster Ferry Terminal

$174 - $384

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Wick  •  6 h 8 min

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

$178 - $633

Fly Edinburgh to Inverness, train  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Inverness (INV) EDI - INV
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Scotscalder

$150 - $398

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

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Caithness via Inverness, Bus Station and Latheronwheel, Whalebone Gate in around 7 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Caithness via Inverness and Scotscalder in around 8 h 14 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Wick
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 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 Edinburgh to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Wick
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 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 Edinburgh to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Wick
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Jersey
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Inverness via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
Train from Inverness to Scotscalder
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $50
Virgin Trains East Coast
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$60 - $95
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$27 - $45
1st Class
$50 - $75
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Latheronwheel, Whalebone Gate
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
NorthLink Ferries
Phone
+44 845 600 0449
Email
info@northlinkferries.co.uk
Website
northlinkferries.co.uk
Ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Scrabster Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$19 - $24
Peak
$23 - $27
Other operators
Taxi from Watten, Mybster Rd End to Caithness
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
$25 - $31

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Edinburgh to Caithness?

The distance between Edinburgh and Caithness is 275 km. The road distance is 413 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Caithness?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Caithness is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 5 h 8 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Caithness?

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Caithness is to fly and taxi which takes 3 h 58 min and costs £80 - £280.

How long does it take to get from Edinburgh to Caithness?

It takes approximately 7 h 23 min to get from Edinburgh to Caithness, including transfers.