Getting Here

Wick on the east coast of Caithness is 19 miles (32 km) south of John o’Groats and 21 miles (34 km) northwest of Thurso, the nearest town.  The main A9 from the south of Scotland joins the A99 John O’Groats road.


By Road
Wick is well connected with the central belt of Scotland via the A9 which links to Wick via the A99 at Latheron.  Bus services are good, with many being operated by Stagecoach Highlands.

By Air
Wick John O’Groats Airport, situated on the outskirts of Wick, which has regular Eastern Airways and Flybe flights to the hub airports of Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Domestic and international flight to the UK are also available at Inverness Airport.

By Rail
Scotrail operates passenger and freight train services to Wick from Inverness.

By Sea
Caithness is well connected to Orkney and Shetland. There are two routes with scheduled sailings throughout the year for both passengers and freight traffic.

Northlink Ferries operate from Scrabster to Stromness in Orkney with at least three sailings a day all year round. 

Pentland Ferries operate the purpose-built catamaran car ferry, Pentalina ferry from Gills, Caithness to St Margaret’s Hope in Orkney at least three times a day.

A summer only passenger ferry service is operated by John O’Groat’s Ferries from John O’Groats to Burwick, Orkney with onward bus connections to Kirkwall.

How far is Wick from

 Inverness – 103 miles (180 km)
 Edinburgh – 257 miles (425 km)
 Aberdeen -  210 miles (339 km)
 Manchester – 474 (763 km)
 London – 660 miles (1,073 km)

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