Visit Using Public Transport
Car From the East
Follow the A99 from Wick to John OGroats. Once you have reached John OGroats turn left onto the A836 for 6 miles to reach the Castle of Mey. From the West
Follow the A836 from Thurso along the coastline for 14 miles before arriving at the Castle of Mey
Train tickets can be bought from Scotrail to reach the far north. Thurso Train Station is approximately 14 miles away from the Castle and Wick Train Station is approximately 23 miles away further transport i.e. bus/car is needed to continue on to Mey.
For visitors staying in Thurso and travelling to the Castle by bus, arrangements can be made to pick up and drop off at the end of the Castle Drive. Telephone beforehand to arrange this. Bus services are operated by Stagecoach, the following timetable is in operation from 12 June 2017.
The Number 80 Bus leaves Thurso Olrig Street Monday to Friday 08.40, 10.40 and 12.40 and on Saturday at 09.05, 11.05 and 13.05.
Return times from Mey to Thurso are Monday to Friday at 11.47, 13.52, 14.56, 17.02 and 17.27 and on Saturday 12.17, 14.17 and 16.17.
Unfortunately, there is no Sunday Service for the bus.
You can fly to Wick John O Groats Airport from Aberdeen or Edinburgh and then it is a short 23 mile journey on the A99/A836 to the Castle of Mey. Alternatively you can fly into Inverness Airport from various national and international airports and drive on the beautiful A9 north for 120 miles. Check out the airport websites listed on our Links page for further information.