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There are 6 ways to get from Dundee to Sanday Island by train, car ferry, ferry, bus or plane

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Train, car ferry, ferry  •  12h 3m

  1. Take the train from Dundee to Aberdeen
  2. Take the car ferry from Aberdeen to Kirkwall Nl2
  3. Take the ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Loth, Sanday Orkney Ferry Terminal Of5 / ...

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Bus, car ferry, ferry  •  13h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station X7
  2. Take the car ferry from Aberdeen to Kirkwall Nl2
  3. Take the ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Loth, Sanday Orkney Ferry Terminal Of5 / ...

Train to Edinburgh, fly, ferry  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the train from Dundee to Edinburgh Gateway
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Kirkwall (KOI) EDI - KOI
  3. Take the ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Loth, Sanday Orkney Ferry Terminal

Train to Aberdeen, fly, ferry  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the train from Dundee to Aberdeen
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Kirkwall (KOI) ABZ - KOI
  3. Take the ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Loth, Sanday Orkney Ferry Terminal

Train to Glasgow, fly, ferry  •  8h 23m

  1. Take the train from Dundee to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Kirkwall (KOI) GLA - KOI
  3. Take the ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Loth, Sanday Orkney Ferry Terminal

Bus to Inverness, fly, ferry  •  8h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Dundee to Inverness
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Kirkwall (KOI) INV - KOI
  3. Take the ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Loth, Sanday Orkney Ferry Terminal
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The cheapest way to get from Dundee to Sanday Island is to bus and car ferry and ferry which costs £55 - £90 and takes 13h 18m.

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The fastest way to get from Dundee to Sanday Island is to train and fly and ferry which takes 7h 8m and costs £140 - £390.

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The distance between Dundee and Sanday Island is 194 miles.

The best way to get from Dundee to Sanday Island without a car is to train and car ferry and ferry which takes 12h 3m and costs £50 - £210.

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It takes approximately 12h 3m to get from Dundee to Sanday Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Kirkwall Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Loganair offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Kirkwall Airport.

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

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Map of how to get from Dundee to Sanday Island.
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  • Distance: 193.8 miles
  • Duration: 12h 3m

What companies run services between Dundee, Scotland and Sanday Island, Orkney Islands, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Dundee to Sanday Island. However, you can take the train to Aberdeen, take the walk to Aberdeen, take the car ferry to Kirkwall, take the walk to Hatston, Passenger Terminal, take the bus to Kirkwall Hotel, take the walk to Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Loth, Sanday Orkney Ferry Terminal, then take the taxi to Sanday Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dundee to Sanday Island via Union Square Bus Station, Aberdeen, Kirkwall, Hatston, Passenger Terminal, Kirkwall Hotel, Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal, and Loth, Sanday Orkney Ferry Terminal in around 13h 18m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £370
Flights from Edinburgh to Kirkwall via Lerwick
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£110 - £370
Flights from Aberdeen to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £240
Flights from Glasgow to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Flights from Inverness to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £310
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dundee to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £45
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £22
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£35 - £45
Train from Dundee to Edinburgh Gateway
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£26 - £35
Train from Dundee to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £55
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £26
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £55
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Dundee to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£9 - £100
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £13
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£70 - £100
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Ferry operators
NorthLink Ferries
Phone
+44 845 600 0449
Email
info@northlinkferries.co.uk
Website
northlinkferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Aberdeen to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£20 - £40
Website
NorthLink Ferries
Low
£20 - £25
Peak
£31 - £36
Orkney Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)1856 872044
Email
info@orkneyferries.co.uk
Website
orkneyferries.co.uk
Ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Loth, Sanday Orkney Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Orkney Ferries

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