There are 8 ways to get from Thurso to Edinburgh by plane, bus, ferry, 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 Wick to Edinburgh  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Wick (WIC) to Edinburgh (EDI) WIC - EDI

$93 - $362

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h

  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 Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) M90 / ...

$46 - $67

6 alternative options

Bus, ferry, bus to Kirkwall, fly to Edinburgh  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Thurso, St Peters Church to Scrabster, Old Ferry Gangway (Ferry Terminal)
  2. Take the ferry from Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Stromness, Travel Centre (Ferry Terminal) to Kirkwall, Travel Centre
  4. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Edinburgh (EDI) KOI - EDI

$129 - $324

Fly Wick to Aberdeen, train  •  6 h 29 min

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

$151 - $595

Bus, train  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church (Bus Shelter) to Inverness, Bus Station X99
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Edinburgh

$46 - $82

Train  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Thurso to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Edinburgh

$63 - $111

Bus, night train  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church (Bus Shelter) to Inverness, Bus Station X99
  2. Take the night train from Inverness to Perth
  3. Take the bus from Perth, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 110) F56 / ...

$47 - $68

Drive  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Thurso to Edinburgh 264.1 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thurso to Edinburgh is to bus and night train which costs £35 - £55 and takes 9 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thurso to Edinburgh is to fly which costs £70 - £290 and takes 3 h 23 min.

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The distance between Thurso and Edinburgh is 184 miles. The road distance is 264.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to get from Thurso to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Thurso to Edinburgh station. However, there are services departing from Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church (Bus Shelter) and arriving at Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) via Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Thurso to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Thurso and arriving at Edinburgh via Inverness. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 27 min.

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The nearest airport to Edinburgh is Edinburgh (EDI) Airport which is 6.6 miles away. Other nearby airports include Glasgow (GLA) (48.5 miles), Newcastle (NCL) (86.4 miles), Aberdeen (ABZ) (94.7 miles) and Inverness (INV) (115.2 miles).

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Map of how to get from Thurso to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 184.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 23 min

What companies run services between Thurso, Scotland and Edinburgh, Scotland?

Loganair flies from Thurso to Edinburgh 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Thurso to Edinburgh via Inverness, Bus Station in around 8 h.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Wick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, 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
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Wick to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $45
Train from Inverness to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Train from Thurso to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Inverness to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $85
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Inverness to Perth
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $150
Sleeper Berth Solo
$187
Sleeper Seat
$24 - $35
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Thurso, St Peters Church to Scrabster, Old Ferry Gangway (Ferry Terminal)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stromness, Travel Centre (Ferry Terminal) to Kirkwall, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
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
$16 - $22
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Perth, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 110)
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Ferry operators
NorthLink Ferries
Phone
+44 845 600 0449
Email
info@northlinkferries.co.uk
Website
northlinkferries.co.uk
Ferry from Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$17 - $21
Peak
$21 - $25

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