How to travel from Edinburgh to Thurso

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Travel Information from Edinburgh to Thurso

distanceDistance182 miles (294 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$25 - $248
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $25 (€22) • 7 h 46 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $248 (€219) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLoganair

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 182 miles (294 km) to Thurso from Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $25 (€22). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Loganair among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Edinburgh to Thurso.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh to Thurso

Travel Tips: Travel to Thurso easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Thurso.

There are 3 travel options from Edinburgh to Thurso: bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Thurso is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $25 (€22) compared to other travel options to Thurso:

A bus is $223 (€197) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Edinburgh to Thurso costing on average $248 (€219).

A bus is generally $2 (€2) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $27 (€24) from Edinburgh to Thurso.

The fastest way from Edinburgh to Thurso is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Thurso that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Thurso by bus can take on average 7 h 46 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 11 h 2 min.

Thurso is approximately 182 miles (294 km) away from Edinburgh.

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Thurso is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • Around 2 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Edinburgh and Thurso as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Edinburgh to Thurso:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Thurso, Sir George Street (Church).
  • Most travelers board their train from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Thurso.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Edinburgh to Thurso:

  • You can go to Thurso from Edinburgh by plane with Loganair. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $248 (€219) with Loganair from Edinburgh to Thurso on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Edinburgh to Thurso with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by plane with Loganair.
  • You can travel directly by train with.

Direct services to Thurso tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Edinburgh to Thurso often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Inverness, Glasgow or London. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Edinburgh and Thurso itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Thurso and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Edinburgh to Thurso, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $25 (€22) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $248 (€219) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $27 (€24) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Edinburgh to Thurso online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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