There are 3 ways to get from Inverness to John o' Groats by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Wick, Bus Terminal X99

$39

2 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Thurso

$53 - $63

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

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

$25 - $40

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Inverness to John o' Groats. However, there are services departing from Inverness, Marks and Spencer and arriving at John o' Groats, Post Office via Wick, Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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The distance between Inverness and John o' Groats is 91 miles. The road distance is 118.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Inverness to John o' Groats without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 30 min and costs £30.

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It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to get from Inverness to John o' Groats, including transfers.

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Inverness to John o' Groats bus services, operated by Stagecoach Highlands, depart from Inverness, Marks and Spencer station.

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The best way to get from Inverness to John o' Groats is to bus which takes 4 h 30 min and costs £30. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £40 - £50 and takes 5 h 26 min.

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Inverness to John o' Groats bus services, operated by Stagecoach Highlands, arrive at Wick, Bus Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Inverness to John o' Groats is 119 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to drive from Inverness to John o' Groats.

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There are 57+ hotels available in John o' Groats. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Inverness to John o' Groats.
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  • Distance: 91 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 30 min

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

Stagecoach Highlands operates a bus from Inverness to John o' Groats every 2 hours. Tickets cost $33 and the journey takes 3 h 2 min. Alternatively, ScotRail operates a train from Inverness to John o' Groats 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 49 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Thurso
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Bus operators
Stagecoach Highlands
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Wick, Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$33
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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