How to travel from Glasgow to Thurso

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Travel Information to Thurso from Glasgow

distanceDistance190 miles (306 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $278 (€249) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLoganair or Scotrail

Travel 190 miles (306 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Thurso from Glasgow. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Loganair or Scotrail among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Glasgow to Thurso.

Travel Tips: Travel from Glasgow to Thurso

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 Glasgow to Thurso.
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There are 4 ways to get from Glasgow to Thurso: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Glasgow to Thurso is by taking a ferry with an average price of $1 (€1).

This is compared to other travel options to Thurso:

A ferry is generally $27 (€24) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $27 (€24) from Glasgow to Thurso.

Taking a ferry is about $278 (€249) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $278 (€249) for this trip.

Taking a ferry is usually $109 (€97) less than taking a train to Thurso, which costs on average $109 (€97) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Glasgow to Thurso is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Thurso by bus can take on average 8 h 50 min.

In comparison, getting to Thurso by ferry can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 7 h 7 min   on average.

Thurso is approximately 190 miles (306 km) away from Glasgow.

The average frequency per day from Glasgow to Thurso is:

  • 2 buses a day.
  • 3 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Thurso from Glasgow as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station and arrive in Thurso, Sir George Street (Church).
  • Most travelers take a train from Glasgow Central to Thurso.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Glasgow to Thurso, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Loganair for flights to Thurso. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Loganair Glasgow to Thurso tickets on Omio for $278 (€249).
  • Scotrail can get you to Thurso by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Scotrail from Glasgow to Thurso for $109 (€97) on Omio.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Glasgow to Thurso often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Inverness, Edinburgh or London. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Glasgow and Thurso itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Thurso and any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Glasgow to Thurso, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $27 (€24) one way on average for this journey.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $278 (€249) one way for this route.
  • A ferry ticket costs $1 (€1) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket costs $109 (€97) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Glasgow to Thurso tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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