There are 9 ways to get from Thurso to Glasgow by bus, train, car, plane or ferry

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

Bus  •  7 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 Buchanan Bus Station G10

$52 - $73

8 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 2 min

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

$94 - $120

Train via Perth  •  8 h 37 min

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

$76 - $122

Bus via Halbeath, Park & Ride  •  8 h 41 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 / ...

$53 - $78

Drive  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Thurso to Glasgow 277.4 miles

$55 - $90

Fly Wick to Edinburgh, bus  •  3 h 55 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

$99 - $371

Train to Inverness, fly to Glasgow  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Thurso to Inverness
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Glasgow (GLA) INV - GLA

$156 - $309

Bus, ferry, bus to Kirkwall, fly to Glasgow  •  7 h 4 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 Glasgow (GLA) KOI - GLA

$135 - $339

Fly Wick to Aberdeen, train  •  6 h 34 min

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

$171 - $560

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

You can take a bus from Thurso to Glasgow via Inverness, Bus Station in around 7 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Thurso to Glasgow via Inverness in around 8 h 2 min.

Airlines
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
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Kirkwall to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
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 Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
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 Thurso to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
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
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Inverness to Perth
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
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
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Virgin Trains East Coast
Bus operators
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
$6 - $10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Thurso, St Peters Church to Scrabster, Old Ferry Gangway (Ferry Terminal)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
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 - $6
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 Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
$10 - $15
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
$18 - $26
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$18 - $23
Peak
$22 - $26

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Thurso and Glasgow is 307 km. The road distance is 444 km.

The cheapest way to get from Thurso to Glasgow is to bus which costs £35 - £55 and takes 7 h 54 min.

The quickest way to get from Thurso to Glasgow is to fly and bus which takes 3 h 55 min and costs £70 - £280.

No, there is no direct train from Thurso to Glasgow. However, there are services departing from Thurso and arriving at Glasgow Queen Street via Inverness. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 2 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Thurso to Glasgow. However, there are services departing from Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church (Bus Shelter) and arriving at Buchanan Bus Station via Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 54 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 54 min to get from Thurso to Glasgow, including transfers.