There are 7 ways to get from Thurso to Northern Ireland by train, bus, car ferry, 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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Train, bus, carferry  •  16 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Thurso to Inverness
  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 carferry from Cairnryan to Larne

$131 - $233

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Fly from Wick  •  6 h 3 min

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

$56 - $234

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Train, bus, carferry via Glasgow Queen Street  •  17 h 7 min

  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 carferry from Cairnryan to Larne

$144 - $252

Train, carferry  •  18 h 40 min

  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 carferry from Cairnryan to Larne

$162 - $305

Bus, carferry  •  19 h 35 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 West End, Queensferry Street (after Charlotte Lane at 43) M90 / ...
  3. Take the bus from West End, Lothian Road (St Johns Church) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances) 102
  4. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Glenluce, Town Hall X75
  5. Take the carferry from Cairnryan to Larne

$190 - $291

Drive, carferry  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Thurso to Cairnryan
  2. Take the carferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$118 - $153

Train to Inverness, fly  •  6 h 59 min

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

$96 - $224

Questions & Answers

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 train and bus and carferry which takes 16 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 16 h 55 min 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 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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

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There are 53+ hotels available in Northern Ireland. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thurso to Wick Airport is to line 81 bus which takes 36 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Thurso to Northern Ireland.
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  • Distance: 302.2 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 55 min

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

Flybe, Loganair and British Airways fly from Thurso to Belfast 4 times a day.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Wick to Belfast City via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Wick to Belfast City via Aberdeen, Manchester
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Wick to Belfast City via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from Inverness to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Wick to Belfast City via Edinburgh, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
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 Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Inverness to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
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
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $16
Train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $35
Bus operators
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to West End, Queensferry Street (after Charlotte Lane at 43)
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from West End, Lothian Road (St Johns Church) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Glenluce, Town Hall
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$40
Passenger Flexi
$66
Standard Car
$92
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$170

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