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There are 3 ways to get from Thurso to Stornoway by train, bus, ferry or plane

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Recommended option

Train, bus, ferry  •  7h 47m

  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

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  9h 46m

  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 61 / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Ullapool Ferry Terminal to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal

$46 - $67

1 alternative option

Train, fly  •  7h 34m

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

$117 - $210

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thurso to Stornoway is to bus and ferry which costs £35 - £55 and takes 9h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Thurso to Stornoway is to train and fly which costs £85 - £170 and takes 7h 34m.

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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 train and bus and ferry which takes 7h 47m and costs .

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

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The quickest flight from Inverness Airport to Stornoway Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Loganair offers flights from Inverness Airport to Stornoway Airport.

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There are 117+ hotels available in Stornoway. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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

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

There is no direct connection from Thurso to Stornoway. However, you can take the train to Lairg, take the walk to Lairg, Station, take the bus to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Ullapool Ferry Terminal, then take the ferry to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Thurso to Stornoway via Inverness, Bus Station, Ullapool, Ferry Terminal, and Ullapool Ferry Terminal in around 9h 46m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Stornoway
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Thurso to Lairg
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
4 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
3h 46m
Frequency
4 times a day
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
1h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
thedurnessbus.com
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
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
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 Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Ferry operators

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