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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:
  • Monday to Friday open from 09:50:00 until 16:54:00
  • Saturday open from 10:10:00 until 16:54:00
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
This is a Category A station. This station has step-free access to both platforms. The Passenger Assist meeting point is at the Ticket OfficeBlue Badge parking bays: 1
Baby changeAvailable
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces3
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Thurso station is served by a taxi rank or a cab office. Check availability before travelling, and pre-book if necessary. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.
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 WickScotRail12:301On time
to WickScotRail21:481On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from InvernessScotRail12:261On time
from InvernessScotRail21:451On time
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