There are 8 ways to get from Manchester to John o' Groats by plane, bus, train, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Wick  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Wick (WIC) MAN - WIC

$167 - $763

Cheapest option

Bus via Glasgow  •  13 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester to Glasgow
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station G10
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Wick, Bus Terminal X99

$74 - $108

6 alternative options

Fly to Inverness, bus  •  6 h 55 min

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

$110 - $280

Train, bus  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Inverness
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to John o' Groats, Car Park Jg2

$163 - $232

Bus Megabus UK  •  13 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Broxden, Park and Ride M11
  2. Take the bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Wick, Bus Terminal X99

$79 - $126

Train  •  14 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Inverness
  3. Take the train from Inverness to Wick

$178 - $265

Train, night train  •  15 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle
  2. Take the night train from Carlisle to Inverness
  3. Take the train from Inverness to Wick

$145 - $207

Drive  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Manchester to John o' Groats 493.1 miles

$100 - $160

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

Flybe and Loganair fly from Manchester to John o' Groats twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manchester to John o' Groats via Broxden, Park and Ride, Inverness, Bus Station, and Wick, Bus Terminal in around 13 h 59 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Wick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Wick via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $130
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Inverness to Wick
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Carlisle to Inverness
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$120 - $170
Sleeper Berth Solo
$209
Sleeper Seat
$40 - $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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
jogferry.co.uk
Megabus UK
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Manchester to John o' Groats?

The distance between Manchester and John o' Groats is 576 km. The road distance is 789 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Manchester to John o' Groats?

The cheapest way to get from Manchester to John o' Groats is to bus which costs £50 - £80 and takes 13 h 59 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Manchester to John o' Groats?

The quickest way to get from Manchester to John o' Groats is to fly which takes 5 h 42 min and costs £120 - £550.

Is there a direct bus between Manchester and John o' Groats?

No, there is no direct bus from Manchester to John o' Groats. However, there are services departing from Shudehill Interchange and arriving at John o' Groats, Post Office via Broxden, Park and Ride, Inverness, Bus Station and Wick, Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 59 min.

How long does it take to get from Manchester to John o' Groats?

It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to get from Manchester to John o' Groats, including transfers.