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There are 9 ways to get from Glasgow to John o' Groats by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  7 h 8 min

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

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Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Wick  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Wick (WIC) EDI - WIC

$96 - $364

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Bus  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station G10
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to John o' Groats, Car Park Jg2

Train, bus via Perth  •  8 h 3 min

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

Drive  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to John o' Groats 286.7 miles

$60 - $90

Fly Glasgow to Kirkwall, bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Kirkwall (KOI) GLA - KOI
  2. Take the bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to John o' Groats, Car Park

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Kirkwall, bus  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Kirkwall (KOI) EDI - KOI
  3. Take the bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to John o' Groats, Car Park

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Wick  •  6 h 39 min

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

$168 - $549

Fly Glasgow to Inverness, bus  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Inverness (INV) GLA - INV
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to John o' Groats, Car Park

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to John o' Groats is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 5 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to John o' Groats is to bus and fly which costs £70 - £280 and takes 4 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow station to John o' Groats. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at John o' Groats, Car Park via Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 18 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and John o' Groats is 198 miles. The road distance is 286.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to John o' Groats without a car is to train and bus which takes 7 h 8 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 8 min to get from Glasgow to John o' Groats, including transfers.

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Glasgow to John o' Groats bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Buchanan Bus Station.

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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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Glasgow to John o' Groats bus services, operated by John O'Groats Ferries, arrive at John o' Groats, Car Park station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to John o' Groats is 287 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to drive from Glasgow to John o' Groats.

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  • Distance: 197.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 8 min

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

You can take a bus from Glasgow to John o' Groats via Inverness, Bus Station in around 7 h 18 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Wick
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Glasgow to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $650
Flights from Edinburgh to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
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 Glasgow to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $650
Flights from Edinburgh to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Wick
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $24
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
LNER
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
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
jogferry.co.uk
Bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to John o' Groats, Car Park
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
jogferry.co.uk
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Loganair offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Wick Airport.

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There are 58+ hotels available in John o' Groats. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Glasgow Airport is to line 500 bus which takes 18 min and costs £7.

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