The quickest road is the A9. From Inverness it takes about 2½ hours. What you gain in speed is lost in scenic value. There are a number of detours that make the journey much more pleasant. Alternative routes from Ullapool to Thurso and from Inverness to Thurso are shown in our Guest Guide pages.
To find us:
Follow the road through Thurso towards Scrabster. You will pass the police station on your right hand side. We are the 3rd road on the left, quite a sharp turn. Printable map of our location in Thurso
The train journey from Inverness to Thurso is one of the most scenic in Britain. The variety of scenery is breathtaking. Look out for the deer. Fares can be a lot cheaper if you book in advance. Sometimes train tickets can be cheaper if you buy separate tickets for each segment of your journey rather than for the whole way.
If you arrive on the late train we offer a complimentary pick-up from the station. You must pre-book.
There are regular buses from Inverness. Bus timetable.
Wick John O’Groats airport (formerly known as Wick) is the closest but can be expensive. There are direct flights from Aberdeen and Edinburgh.
Inverness airport has direct flights from many UK airports and Amsterdam. The prices can be very reasonable.
Amsterdam, London-Gatwick, Jersey, Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast City
Hire Cars are available at the airport.
Alternatively take the train or bus to Thurso and hire a car here.
Getting about without a car
Thurso is a compact town and we are conveniently located, so buses, rail and car hire are not far away. You can do and see a large amount in the county using local buses. The drivers are very helpful and we can let you know the best routes.
Bus timetables for other routes are available alongside our comprehensive tourist information.