There are 4 ways to get from Inverness to John o' Groats by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Bus John O'Groats Ferries  •  3 h

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

$36

Cheapest option

Bus Stagecoach UK  •  4 h 22 min

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

$17 - $25

2 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Wick

$52 - $66

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Inverness to John o' Groats 118.5 miles

$25 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Inverness to John o' Groats is to bus which costs £13 - £20 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Inverness to John o' Groats is to drive which takes 2 h 33 min and costs £19 - £28.

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The distance between Inverness and John o' Groats is 146 km. The road distance is 190 km.

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The bus from Inverness, Bus Station to John o' Groats, Car Park takes 3 h including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Inverness, Bus Station and arriving at John o' Groats, Car Park. Services depart every three hours. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

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

John O'Groats Ferries operates a bus from Inverness to John o' Groats every 3 hours. Tickets cost $36 and the journey takes 3 h. Alternatively, ScotRail operates a train from Inverness to John o' Groats 3 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 4 h 22 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Wick
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
jogferry.co.uk
Stagecoach UK

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