Wick is one of the most northerly towns in Great Britain. Located in the far north of Scotland, near the famous John O’Groats. And being right up here at the northern tip of the country, you may wonder if it’s difficult to travel here. But getting to Wick is easy! Here’s how…
Getting to Wick by plane
Wick has its own small airport, just one mile north of the town (a 5-minute taxi ride). Wick John O’Groats Airport currently runs flights to and from Aberdeen, where you can access connections to the rest of the UK and beyond. Making travel by air nice and simple.
Travelling here by train or bus
Wick Train Station is located right in the centre of town, connecting us with major towns and cities in Scotland and throughout Great Britain. From Inverness, the train journey takes around 4 and a half hours and the route is absolutely stunning, passing by beautiful coastal scenery. There are also daily bus services from Inverness, run by Stagecoach Highlands, which take around 3 hours.
Travelling by car on the NC500
Wick is on the North Coast 500, a magnificent long-distance Scottish road trip, which follows along the north coast of Scotland. Therefore many travellers choose to drive up here from Inverness, where the route begins. You can take your own car, of course. But if you’re arriving into Inverness by air or rail, you can hire a car from the airport or city centre pick up points. If you wish to hire a car after arriving in Wick, you can pick one up from Richards Garage.
Where to stay
So as you can see, getting to Wick is easy by plane, train, bus or car. And once here, we’d love to welcome you to our friendly, family-run hotel or self-catering holiday homes. Based in the heart of the town, we offer the perfect base for exploring Caithness and the far north of Scotland.Book Now