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Trains to Thurso

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

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine : False
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays09:50 - 16:54
    Saturday 10:10 - 16:54
    Sunday Closed
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer Service Notes :


  • Customer help points :


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :


  • Wifi available : False
  • Wifi notes :

    Find WiFi Hotspots around Thurso station

  • Web kiosk : False


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    EverydayOpen 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Car parking spaces : 3

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 10
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV : False


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Level access to ticket office and single platform

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines : False
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
Trains to Thurso


Princes Street, Thurso, KW14 7DL
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays09:50 - 16:54
Saturday 10:10 - 16:54
Sunday Closed