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There are 2 ways to get from Birmingham Airport (BHX) to Papa Westray Island by plane, ferry or train

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Fly from Birmingham, ferry  •  6h 52m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Kirkwall (KOI) BHX - KOI
  2. Take the ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Papa Westray Orkney Ferry Terminal

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Train to Manchester, fly, ferry  •  12h 32m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Kirkwall (KOI) MAN - KOI
  3. Take the ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Papa Westray Orkney Ferry Terminal
Birmingham Airport (BHX) → Papa Westray Island
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The most affordable way to get from Birmingham Airport (BHX) to Papa Westray Island is to fly and ferry, which costs £160 - £490 and takes 6h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham Airport (BHX) to Papa Westray Island is to fly and ferry which costs £160 - £490 and takes 6h 52m.

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The distance between Birmingham Airport (BHX) and Papa Westray Island is 481 miles.

It takes approximately 6h 52m to get from Birmingham Airport (BHX) to Papa Westray Island, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Birmingham Airport to Kirkwall Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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easyJet, KLM and Loganair offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Kirkwall Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Papa Westray Island. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham Airport (BHX) to Papa Westray Island.
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  • Distance: 481.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 52m

What companies run services between Birmingham Airport (BHX), England and Papa Westray Island, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Birmingham Airport (BHX) to Papa Westray Island. However, you can fly to Kirkwall, take the walk to Kirkwall Airport, Airport Terminal, take the line 4 bus to Kirkwall, Travel Centre, take the walk to Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal, then take the ferry to Papa Westray Island. Alternatively, you can take the train to Manchester Piccadilly, take the train to Manchester Airport, take the walk to Manchester airport, fly to Kirkwall, take the walk to Kirkwall Airport, Airport Terminal, take the line 4 bus to Kirkwall, Travel Centre, take the walk to Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal, then take the ferry to Papa Westray Island.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Birmingham to Kirkwall via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£200 - £500
Flights from Birmingham to Kirkwall via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £350
Flights from Manchester to Kirkwall via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£250 - £490
Flights from Manchester to Kirkwall via Isle Of Man, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£250 - £490
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Birmingham to Kirkwall via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £350
Flights from Manchester to Kirkwall via London Heathrow, Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£340 - £850
Flights from Manchester to Kirkwall via London Heathrow, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£340 - £850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Kirkwall via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £350
Flights from Birmingham to Kirkwall via Amsterdam Schiphol, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£600 - £1,300
Flights from Manchester to Kirkwall via Amsterdam Schiphol, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£180 - £650
Train operators
Ferry operators
Orkney Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)1856 872044
Email
info@orkneyferries.co.uk
Website
orkneyferries.co.uk
Ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Papa Westray Orkney Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Orkney Ferries

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