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There are 10 ways to get from John o' Groats to Glasgow by bus, train, night train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  7 h 11 min

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

$50 - $65

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Bus, night train  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Thurso, Bank of Scotland to Inverness, Bus Station X99
  2. Take the night train from Inverness to Stirling

$32 - $50

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Bus  •  7 h 19 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

$30 - $50

Bus, train via Perth  •  7 h 32 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

$41 - $63

Train  •  10 h 24 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

$89 - $126

Drive  •  5 h 29 min

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

$60 - $90

Bus to Kirkwall, fly to Glasgow  •  5 h 10 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

$111 - $295

Fly Wick to Edinburgh, bus  •  4 h 2 min

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

$95 - $356

Bus to Inverness, fly to Glasgow  •  7 h 6 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

$110 - $244

Fly Wick to Aberdeen, train  •  6 h 26 min

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

$162 - $536

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from John o' Groats to Glasgow is to bus which costs £26 - £40 and takes 7 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from John o' Groats to Glasgow is to fly and bus which costs £70 - £280 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from John o' Groats to Glasgow station. 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 19 min.

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The distance between John o' Groats and Glasgow is 198 miles. The road distance is 287 miles.

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The best way to get from John o' Groats to Glasgow without a car is to bus and train which takes 7 h 11 min and costs £35 - £50.

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It takes approximately 7 h 11 min to get from John o' Groats to Glasgow, including transfers.

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John o' Groats to Glasgow bus services, operated by John O'Groats Ferries, depart from John o' Groats, Car Park station.

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The best way to get from John o' Groats to Glasgow is to bus which takes 7 h 19 min and costs £26 - £40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £65 - £100 and takes 10 h 24 min.

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The quickest flight from Kirkwall Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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John o' Groats to Glasgow bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Buchanan Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from John o' Groats to Glasgow.
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  • Distance: 197.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 11 min

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 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from John o' Groats to Glasgow via Wick, Bus Terminal, Wick, Inverness, and Perth in around 10 h 24 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
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, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $200
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
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, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $200
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 Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Wick to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Inverness to Perth
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $21
Train from Wick to Inverness
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
LNER
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Inverness to Stirling
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$27 - $40
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
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
jogferry.co.uk
Bus from John o' Groats, Car Park to Kirkwall, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach Highlands
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Thurso, Bank of Scotland to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between John o' Groats to Glasgow is 287 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to drive from John o' Groats to Glasgow.

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Loganair offers flights from Kirkwall Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 801+ hotels available in Glasgow. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from John o' Groats to Wick Airport is to line 77 bus which takes 25 min and costs .

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