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There are 6 ways to get from Thurso to Edinburgh by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Scottish Citylink  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Thurso, Bank of Scotland to Inverness, Bus Station X99
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station M90 / ...

$30 - $45

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Train  •  8 h 24 min

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

$65 - $113

Bus via Glenrothes, Bus Station  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church to Millburn, Morrisons X99
  2. Take the bus from Millburn, Morrisons to Glenrothes, Bus Station 267
  3. Take the bus from Glenrothes, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street X59 / ...

Drive  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Thurso to Edinburgh 264.1 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Edinburgh  •  3 h 47 min

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

$89 - $348

Fly to Aberdeen, train  •  6 h 49 min

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

$147 - $576

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The cheapest way to get from Thurso to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £25 - £35 and takes 8 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thurso to Edinburgh is to fly which costs £65 - £270 and takes 3 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Thurso to Edinburgh station. However, there are services departing from Thurso, Bank of Scotland and arriving at Edinburgh, Bus Station via Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 13 min.

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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 24 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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The best way to get from Thurso to Edinburgh without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 13 min and costs £25 - £35.

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It takes approximately 8 h 13 min to get from Thurso to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Thurso to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Stagecoach Highlands, depart from Thurso, Bank of Scotland station.

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Thurso to Edinburgh train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Thurso station.

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The best way to get from Thurso to Edinburgh is to bus which takes 8 h 13 min and costs £25 - £35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £50 - £90 and takes 8 h 24 min, you could also fly, which costs £65 - £270 and takes 3 h 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Thurso to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 184.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 13 min

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

You can take a bus from Thurso to Edinburgh via Inverness, Bus Station in around 8 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Thurso to Edinburgh via Inverness in around 8 h 24 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Wick to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Wick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $200
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
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
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Train from Inverness to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $65
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
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$25 - $40
Bus operators
Stagecoach Highlands
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Thurso, Bank of Scotland to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church to Millburn, Morrisons
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
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
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Millburn, Morrisons to Glenrothes, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Glenrothes, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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The quickest flight from Wick Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Thurso to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Bus Station.

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Thurso to Edinburgh train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thurso to Edinburgh is 264 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to drive from Thurso to Edinburgh.

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Loganair offers flights from Wick Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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The best way to get from Thurso to Wick Airport is to bus which takes 53 min and costs .

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