There are 3 ways to get from Thurso to Inverness by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 38 min

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

$38

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Thurso to Inverness

$40 - $55

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Thurso to Inverness 109.1 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Thurso to Inverness is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thurso to Inverness is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church (Bus Shelter) and arriving at Inverness, Bus Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Thurso and arriving at Inverness. Services depart four times a day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 46 min.

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The distance between Thurso and Inverness is 82 miles. The road distance is 109.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Thurso to Inverness without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 38 min and costs £29.

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The bus from Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church (Bus Shelter) to Inverness, Bus Station takes 3 h 38 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Thurso to Inverness bus services, operated by Stagecoach Highlands, depart from Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church (Bus Shelter) station.

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Map of how to get from Thurso to Inverness.
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  • Distance: 81.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 38 min

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

Stagecoach Highlands operates a bus from Thurso to Inverness every 4 hours. Tickets cost $38 and the journey takes 3 h 38 min. Alternatively, ScotRail operates a train from Thurso to Inverness 4 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 46 min.

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
Bus operators
Stagecoach Highlands
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church (Bus Shelter) to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$38
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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