There are 11 ways to get from John o' Groats to Glasgow by bus, train, car or plane

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Recommended option

Bus  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from John o' Groats, Car Park to Inverness, Bus Station Jg2
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station G10

$72 - $92

Cheapest option

Bus via Halbeath, Park & Ride  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church (Bus Shelter) to Inverness, Bus Station X99
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride M90 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Buchanan Bus Station X27 / ...

$59 - $86

9 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from John o' Groats, Car Park to Inverness, Bus Station Jg2
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Perth
  3. Take the train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street

$80 - $105

Train  •  10 h 3 min

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

$104 - $140

Train via Perth  •  10 h 38 min

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

$97 - $138

Drive  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Drive from John o' Groats to Glasgow 287 miles

$60 - $90

Bus to Kirkwall, fly to Glasgow  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from John o' Groats, Car Park to Kirkwall, Travel Centre
  2. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Glasgow (GLA) KOI - GLA

$134 - $326

Fly Wick to Edinburgh, bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Wick (WIC) to Edinburgh (EDI) WIC - EDI
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station

$100 - $371

Bus to Kirkwall, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from John o' Groats, Car Park to Kirkwall, Travel Centre
  2. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Edinburgh (EDI) KOI - EDI
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station

$135 - $322

Bus to Inverness, fly to Glasgow  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from John o' Groats, Car Park to Inverness, Bus Station
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Glasgow (GLA) INV - GLA

$150 - $292

Fly Wick to Aberdeen, train  •  6 h 30 min

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

$172 - $559

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

You can take a bus from John o' Groats to Glasgow via Inverness, Bus Station in around 7 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from John o' Groats to Glasgow via Wick, Town Hall (Bridge), Wick, and Inverness in around 10 h 3 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Kirkwall to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Flights from Wick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $200
Flights from Kirkwall to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Flights from Kirkwall to Edinburgh via Lerwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $500
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Wick to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $3,300
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Perth
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $45
Train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
Train from Wick to Inverness
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Inverness to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
Train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
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 John o' Groats, Car Park to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
jogferry.co.uk
Bus from John o' Groats, Car Park to Kirkwall, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 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 Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church (Bus Shelter) to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from John o' Groats to Glasgow is to bus which costs £40 - £65 and takes 10 h 54 min.

The quickest way to get from John o' Groats to Glasgow is to fly and bus which takes 3 h 50 min and costs £70 - £270.

No, there is no direct bus from John o' Groats to Glasgow. However, there are services departing from John o' Groats, Car Park and arriving at Buchanan Bus Station via Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 24 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 24 min to get from John o' Groats to Glasgow, including transfers.