How long does it take to drive from the top of scotland to the bottom of england?

According to Google Maps, driving from Land's End (the very bottom of England) to John O'Groats (the very top of Scotland) takes about 14 h 25 min 837 miles via A9 (837 miles); 15 h 45 min via M5 and A9 (885 miles) or a much longer drive of 22 h 20 min via A30, M5 and A9 (1,042 miles).

There is no official route from Land's End to John o'Groats (also called LEJOG, JOGLE or End to End), instead there are many routes detailed in various guides and websites.

But you can use Google Maps driving directions for planning purposes.

This classic journey from one end of the UK to another is a popular route for cycling challenges. In January 2017 Sustrans published its official LEJOG guide to riding the route using the National Cycle Network. This guide details a 1173-mile signposted route that is traffic-free or on quiet roads.

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Tuesday, August 22 2017