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Service X99 runs from Scrabster Ferry Gangway and Thurso to Inverness via Wick and Tain. Operating three times a day from Monday - Saturday and twice a day on Sunday, providing vital connections for customers in the Northern Highlands to Inverness and Raigmore Hospital.
Use our handy journey planner to see the exact details for your journey or download our mobile app to plan your journey when you're out and about! You can also buy mobile tickets and live track our buses and find your nearest stop!
Take in the picturesque scenery and enjoy the views as our luxury coach whisks you from Thurso directly to your hospital appointment at Raigmore in 3 hours and 55 minutes - quicker than the train and you're guaranteed a seat with a view.
Want to book in advance and save money?
From Friday 30th August, you can relax in comfort for the duration of your journey knowing you have only paid £9.99 (usually £21.60) for a single ticket when you book in advance with megabus.com. Valid for a limited time save £11.61 on your travel between Inverness and Caithness!
You can now also book online with Citylink for further connections in Inverness to Glasgow, Edinburgh and beyond!
A day out in Inverness?
Our services are timed so you can have a day out in Inverness and still be home for supper. With contactless payments available on our buses there's no more rummaging for cash when the bus arrives!
Visiting the family?
Why be left on a railway platform waiting for a cancelled train when you could be enjoying the view as our professional drivers ensure that you get where you want to be comfortably and safely. With toilets available on our coaches there's no need for crossed legs!
Catching the ferry to Orkney?
Take the luxury option and get there with time to spare, the X99 drops you off at Scrabster Ferry Gangway to head straight onto the ferry - don't forget you can book online at Northlink Ferries. Your connection to Orkney from Stromness is the service X1 which operates every 30 minutes, for more information on services in Orkney check our Orkney page.
Places to visit on the X99 route:
Dunrobin Castle is Scotland's most northerly great houses. Built in the 1300s it is one of Britain's oldest continuously inhabited homes. Situated on the banks of the Moray Firth just north of Golspie, service X99 drops you off a 5 minute walk away from the castle.
Whaligoe is one of Scotland's most incredible harbours surrounded on 3 sides by 250ft cliffs and only accessible by the Whaligoe steps. The steps are made from flagstone and zigzag their way down to the harbour. Located south of Wick service X99 stops a short walk away from the steps and with the Whaligoe Steps cafe and restaurant nearby it's a great place to stop for lunch.
Brora beach is located in the busy town of Brora where the river Brora meets the Moray Firth. Offering incredible views and crystal clear water it's the perfect place to enjoy a picnic and to try and spot the local seals! Service X99 drops you in the town of Brora, then a short walk will take you to the beach.
Enjoy a wee dram at the Glenmorangie Distillery in Tain where they've been creating single malt scotch whisky since 1843. Home of Scotland's tallest whisky stills, they continue to produce some of the smoothest Scotch whisky available. Drop by for a distillery tour, finishing with a tasting. Service X99 drops you in Tain.
Dornoch Catherdral is a parish church in the small Sutherland town of Dornoch which held its first service in 1239 and remains in use today. With its impressive stained glass windows and underlying character, its a great way to experience history in the present. Service X99 will drop you off at Dornoch Square, a few minutes away from the catherdral.
Use our handy journey planner on the right to the exact details for your journey, all you have to do is enter where you’re travelling to and from.
Download our mobile app to plan your journey when you're out and about – just find the ‘Plan a Journey’ section in the app and fill in the details.
The app also allows you to buy and store mobile tickets - so say goodbye to hoarding masses of paper tickets, live track your bus so you can see exactly where it is and find your nearest stop!
Take the stress out of travelling with the Stagecoach Bus app.