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Thurso is the most northerly train station in Britain. It's over 150 miles north of Inverness (three hours by rail) and just a few degrees south of the famous signposts at John o' Groats - 20 miles away to the east by road. Fittingly, the name of the line serving Thurso is the Far North Line. As well as bringing visitors to the town, it also connects passengers with the port of Scrabster, where ferries head further north across the Pentland Firth to Stromness on the Orkney Islands. There has been a ferry operating this route continuously since 1856. Travelling along the Far North Line to Thurso weave through dramatic landscapes, giving you a unique view of the Highlands. Some claim it is Britain's most rural railway, and for long stretches of the journey you're about as close to the wilderness as you can get while still being on a train.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays09:50 - 16:54
Saturday 10:10 - 16:54
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes

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Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes


Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces3
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Level access to ticket office and single platform

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Thurso station has a single platform - it's a terminus, and all departing trains head south. There is level access throughout. From Monday to Saturday there are four trains a day to Wick and four to Inverness. On Sundays there's just one train to each. The entrance to the station is on Lovers Lane, and inside you'll find a ticket office, a bike rack and waiting area. Toilets are on the platform.

Departures and arrivals from Thurso

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Thurso station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to InvernessScotRail06:501Scheduled
to WickScotRail11:021Scheduled
to InvernessScotRail13:061Scheduled
to WickScotRail17:531Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from WickScotRail06:461Scheduled
from InvernessScotRail10:591Scheduled
from WickScotRail13:021Scheduled
from InvernessScotRail17:501Scheduled
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