There are 11 ways to get from Glasgow 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  •  8 h 6 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

$66 - $97

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station G10
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Wick, Bus Terminal X99

$50 - $70

9 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 10 min

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

$65 - $85

Bus via Halbeath, Park & Ride  •  10 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride X27
  2. Take the bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Inverness, Bus Station M90
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Wick, Bus Terminal X99

$50 - $73

Train  •  10 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
  2. Take the train from Perth to Inverness
  3. Take the train from Inverness to Wick

$80 - $128

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 29 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

$130 - $322

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

$98 - $369

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Kirkwall, bus  •  6 h 7 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

$132 - $318

Fly Glasgow to Inverness, bus  •  7 h 59 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

$144 - $286

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Wick  •  6 h 40 min

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

$167 - $551

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to John o' Groats is to bus which costs £35 - £55 and takes 8 h 21 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Glasgow to John o' Groats is to bus and fly which costs £75 - £290 and takes 4 h 38 min.

More details

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

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 8 h 6 min to get from Glasgow to John o' Groats, including transfers.

More details

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, Post Office via Inverness, Bus Station and Wick, Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 21 min.

More details

The best way to get from Glasgow to John o' Groats is to bus which takes 8 h 21 min and costs £35 - £55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £60 - £100 and takes 10 h 56 min.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Glasgow to John o' Groats.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 197.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 6 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 and Wick, Bus Terminal in around 8 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Glasgow to John o' Groats via Perth, Inverness, Wick, and Wick, Bus Terminal in around 10 h 56 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $650
Flights from Edinburgh to Wick
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, 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 Glasgow to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Bergen
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $650
Flights from Edinburgh to Wick
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, 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 Glasgow to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Bergen
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Aberdeen to Wick
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
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 Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $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
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$34
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
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Wick, Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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