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There are 5 ways to get from Thurso to Stornoway by night train, bus, ferry, train or plane

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Night train, bus, ferry  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the night train from Thurso to Lairg
  2. Take the bus from Lairg, Station to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal 804
  3. Take the ferry from Ullapool Ferry Terminal to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Thurso, Bank of Scotland to Inverness, Bus Station X99
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal 961 / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Ullapool Ferry Terminal to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal

$23 - $32

3 alternative options

Train, bus, ferry  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Thurso to Lairg
  2. Take the bus from Lairg, Station to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal 804
  3. Take the ferry from Ullapool Ferry Terminal to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal

Fly from Wick  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Wick (WIC) to Stornoway (SYY) WIC - SYY

$100 - $460

Train to Inverness, fly  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Thurso to Inverness
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Stornoway (SYY) INV - SYY

$113 - $203

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thurso to Stornoway is to bus and ferry which costs £18 - £25 and takes 9 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thurso to Stornoway is to fly which costs £75 - £360 and takes 6 h 25 min.

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The distance between Thurso and Stornoway is 108 miles.

The best way to get from Thurso to Stornoway without a car is to night train and bus and ferry which takes 7 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 47 min to get from Thurso to Stornoway, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Wick Airport to Stornoway Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Flybe offers flights from Wick Airport to Stornoway Airport.

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There are 115+ hotels available in Stornoway. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

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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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Map of how to get from Thurso to Stornoway.
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  • Distance: 107.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 47 min

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

Flybe flies from Thurso to Stornoway 4 times a week.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Stornoway
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Wick to Stornoway via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Night train from Thurso to Lairg
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Train from Thurso to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Bus operators
The Durness Bus
Phone
01971 511 223
Email
info@thedurnessbus.com
Website
thedurnessbus.com
Bus from Lairg, Station to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
thedurnessbus.com
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
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne

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