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There are 4 ways to get from John O' Groats to Dunrobin Castle by bus, train or car

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Line 77 bus, bus  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the line 77 bus from John o' Groats, Post Office to Wick, Town Hall 77
  2. Take the bus from Wick, Town Hall to Golspie, Dunrobin Station X99

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Bus, train  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the bus from John o' Groats, JOG Knitwear to Thurso, Sir George's Street Church 280 / ...
  2. Take the train from Thurso to Dunrobin Castle

Line 80 bus, bus  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the line 80 bus from John o' Groats, JOG Knitwear to Castletown, Drill Hall 280 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Castletown, Drill Hall to Golspie, Dunrobin Station X99

Drive  •  1h 34m

  1. Drive from John O' Groats to Dunrobin Castle 66.5 miles

John O' Groats to Dunrobin Castle by bus and walk

The journey time between John O' Groats and Dunrobin Castle is around 14h 8m and covers a distance of around 69 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 12h 4m. The fastest journey normally takes 14h 8m. Operated by Stagecoach Highlands, the John O' Groats to Dunrobin Castle service departs from John o' Groats, Post Office and arrives in Dunrobin Castle. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 4m
Layover time:
12h 4m
Total time:
14h 8m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
14h 8m
Journey distance:
69 miles
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
£11
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
18:25
Last service departs at:
18:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

John O' Groats to Dunrobin Castle bus and walk schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

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The cheapest way to get from John O' Groats to Dunrobin Castle is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1h 34m.

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The fastest way to get from John O' Groats to Dunrobin Castle is to drive. Taking this option will cost £10 - £16 and takes 1h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from John O' Groats to Dunrobin Castle station. However, there are services departing from John o' Groats, Post Office and arriving at Golspie, Dunrobin Station via Wick, Town Hall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 20m.

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The distance between John O' Groats and Dunrobin Castle is 55 miles. The road distance is 66.5 miles.

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The best way to get from John O' Groats to Dunrobin Castle without a car is to line 77 bus and bus which takes 3h 20m and costs £11 - £17.

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It takes approximately 3h 20m to get from John O' Groats to Dunrobin Castle, including transfers.

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John O' Groats to Dunrobin Castle bus services, operated by Stagecoach Highlands, depart from John o' Groats, Post Office station.

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John O' Groats to Dunrobin Castle bus services, operated by Stagecoach Highlands, arrive at Golspie, Dunrobin Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between John O' Groats to Dunrobin Castle is 67 miles. It takes approximately 1h 34m to drive from John O' Groats to Dunrobin Castle.

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There are 178+ hotels available in Dunrobin Castle. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from John O' Groats to Dunrobin Castle.
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  • Distance: 55.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 20m

What companies run services between John O' Groats, Scotland and Dunrobin Castle, Scotland?

You can take a bus from John O' Groats to Dunrobin Castle via Wick, Town Hall and Golspie, Dunrobin Station in around 3h 20m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Thurso to Dunrobin Castle
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £45
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £21
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £45
Bus operators
Stagecoach Highlands
Phone
01856878014
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from John o' Groats, Post Office to Wick, Town Hall
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Bus from Wick, Town Hall to Golspie, Dunrobin Station
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Bus from John o' Groats, JOG Knitwear to Thurso, Sir George's Street Church
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Bus from John o' Groats, JOG Knitwear to Castletown, Drill Hall
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Bus from Castletown, Drill Hall to Golspie, Dunrobin Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
Stagecoach Highlands

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