The train from Inverness to Wick, known as The Far North Railway Line passes along the north east coast of the Scottish Highlands, with sea views.
Stopping at Lairg, and also Golspie for Dunrobin Castle, the train proceeds to Thurso where visitors can take the ferry from Scrabster harbour to the Orkney Isles.
John O'Groats, the most north easterly point of the UK mainland, is a 30-minute bus from Wick. Check the Stagecoach website for current timetables.
The train journey from Inverness to Wick is 4.5 hours in total. The bus from Inverness to Wick is around 3 hours. A car journey along the A9 and A99 is approximately 2.5 hours.