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  •  8 h 8 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

$74 - $108

Cheapest option

Bus via Stirling, Scotland  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Stirling, Scotland to Inverness, Scotland National Express
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Wick, Bus Terminal X99

$37 - $59

9 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 29 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

$55 - $78

Train  •  10 h 2 min

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

$107 - $138

Train via Perth  •  10 h 58 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

$89 - $141

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 24 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

$133 - $325

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Wick  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow, Central College of Commerce (North Frederick Street) to Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport)
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Wick (WIC) EDI - WIC

$99 - $371

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Kirkwall, bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow, Central College of Commerce (North Frederick Street) to Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (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

$135 - $321

Fly Glasgow to Inverness, bus  •  7 h 56 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

$150 - $292

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

$172 - $558

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 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Glasgow to John o' Groats via Inverness, Wick, and Wick, Bus Terminal in around 10 h 2 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $650
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 Glasgow to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
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 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $650
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 Glasgow to Inverness via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 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, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Glasgow to Inverness via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
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 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $25
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 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 Wick
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Virgin Trains East Coast
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
$38
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
$22
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow, Central College of Commerce (North Frederick Street) to Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport)
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Glasgow to John o' Groats?

The distance between Glasgow and John o' Groats is 316 km. The road distance is 459 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Glasgow to John o' Groats?

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to John o' Groats is to bus which costs £26 - £45 and takes 10 h 21 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Glasgow to John o' Groats?

The quickest way to get from Glasgow to John o' Groats is to bus and fly which takes 4 h 32 min and costs £70 - £270.

Is there a direct bus between Glasgow and John o' Groats?

No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow 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 29 min.

How long does it take to get from Glasgow to John o' Groats?

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