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There are 11 ways to get from Thurso to Northern Ireland by bus, car ferry, train, night train, car or plane

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

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Bus, car ferry  •  14h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Thurso, Bank of Scotland to Inverness, Bus Station X99
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station G10
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  4. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$125 - $164

Cheapest option

Fly Wick to Belfast City  •  5h 54m

  1. Fly from Wick (WIC) to Belfast City (BHD) WIC - BHD

$39 - $242

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Train, bus, car ferry  •  14h 52m

  1. Take the train from Thurso to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Glasgow Queen Street
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  4. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$162 - $198

Train, bus, car ferry via Perth  •  15h 9m

  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
  4. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  5. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$149 - $199

Bus, night train, car ferry  •  16h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Thurso, Bank of Scotland to Inverness, Bus Station X99
  2. Take the night train from Inverness to Stirling
  3. Take the bus from Stirling, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station X36 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  5. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$129 - $170

Train, car ferry  •  18h 34m

  1. Take the train from Thurso to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Haymarket
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Glasgow Central
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer
  5. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne

$160 - $305

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 19m

  1. Drive from Thurso to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$118 - $153

Train to Inverness, fly to Belfast City  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the train from Thurso to Inverness
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Belfast City (BHD) INV - BHD

$95 - $226

Train, train to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast City  •  10h 28m

  1. Take the train from Thurso to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Edinburgh Gateway
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast City (BHD) EDI - BHD

$123 - $283

Fly Wick to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  6h 46m

  1. Fly from Wick (WIC) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) WIC - BFS

$58 - $216

Train, train to Aberdeen, fly to Belfast City  •  10h 3m

  1. Take the train from Thurso to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Dyce
  3. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Belfast City (BHD) ABZ - BHD

$137 - $357

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thurso to Northern Ireland is to fly which costs £40 - £170 and takes 6h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Thurso to Northern Ireland is to fly which costs £29 - £190 and takes 5h 54m.

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The distance between Thurso and Northern Ireland is 302 miles.

The best way to get from Thurso to Northern Ireland without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 14h 46m and costs £95 - £130.

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It takes approximately 14h 46m to get from Thurso to Northern Ireland, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Wick Airport to Belfast City Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 10m and has one stopover.

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Aer Lingus, British Airways, Loganair and Flybe offer flights from Wick Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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There are 57+ hotels available in Northern Ireland. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thurso to Wick Airport is to bus which takes 53m and costs £4 - £5.

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Map of how to get from Thurso to Northern Ireland.
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  • Distance: 302.2 miles
  • Duration: 14h 46m

What companies run services between Thurso, Scotland and Northern Ireland?

Loganair, Flybe and two other airlines fly from Thurso to Belfast 3 times a day.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Wick to Belfast City via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from Wick to Belfast City via Edinburgh, Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Wick to Belfast City via Edinburgh, Birmingham
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Wick to Belfast City via Edinburgh, Southampton
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Inverness to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Aberdeen to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Wick to Belfast City via Edinburgh, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Wick to Belfast City via Aberdeen, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Wick to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Wick to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Aberdeen, London Luton
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Wick to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Aberdeen, Newcastle
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Wick to Belfast City via Aberdeen, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
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
3h 46m
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 Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Train from Inverness to Perth
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $21
Train from Inverness to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Train from Haymarket to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $16
Train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $35
Train from Inverness to Edinburgh Gateway
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Train from Inverness to Dyce
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Perth
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$15 - $23
1st Class
$29 - $45
Train from Inverness to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $65
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Inverness to Stirling
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$27 - $40
Bus operators
Stagecoach Highlands
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Thurso, Bank of Scotland to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
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
3h 24m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Stirling, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stirling, Scotland to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91

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