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There are 8 ways to get from Edinburgh to Kirkwall, Highland Park Car Park by plane, train, car, car ferry, bus or ferry

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Fly from Edinburgh

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Kirkwall (KOI)

Cheapest

Bus, car ferry

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
  2. Take the car ferry from Aberdeen to Kirkwall

Train to Glasgow, fly

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Kirkwall (KOI)

Train to Aberdeen, fly

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Kirkwall (KOI)

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
  2. Take the car ferry from Aberdeen to Kirkwall

Train, car ferry

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
  2. Take the car ferry from Aberdeen to Kirkwall

Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Thurso
  3. Take the ferry from Gills Bay Ferry Terminal to St Margarets Hope Ferry Terminal

Bus, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal
  3. Take the ferry from Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal

Edinburgh to Kirkwall, Highland Park Car Park by train, walk, car ferry and bus

The journey time between Edinburgh and Kirkwall, Highland Park Car Park is around 32h 26m and covers a distance of around 299 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 23h 46m. The fastest journey normally takes 32h 10m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service, LNER, CrossCountry and others. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
8h 39m
Layover time:
23h 46m
Total time:
32h 26m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
32h 10m
Journey distance:
299 miles
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
£48
Carbon emissions:
52 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
12:41
Last service departs at:
13:29

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Kirkwall, Highland Park Car Park train, walk, car ferry and bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Kirkwall, Highland Park Car Park is to bus and car ferry which costs £30 - £60 and takes 11h 22m.

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The fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Kirkwall, Highland Park Car Park is to fly which takes 3h 19m and costs £110 - £290.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Kirkwall, Highland Park Car Park is 210 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Kirkwall, Highland Park Car Park without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 10h 47m and costs £35 - £230.

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It takes approximately 3h 19m to get from Edinburgh to Kirkwall, Highland Park Car Park, 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 20+ hotels available in Kirkwall, Highland Park Car Park. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 31 min and costs £1 - £6.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Kirkwall, Highland Park Car Park.
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  • Distance: 209.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 19m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Kirkwall, Highland Park Car Park, Scotland?

Loganair flies from Edinburgh to Kirkwall, Highland Park Car Park 3 times a day.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £450
Flights from Edinburgh to Kirkwall via Lerwick
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£160 - £450
Flights from Glasgow to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£200 - £330
Flights from Aberdeen to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £290
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£27 - £85
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£27 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £85
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £110
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £110
Train from Inverness to Thurso
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £95
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£75 - £95
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £24
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£22 - £190
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£85 - £120
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£130 - £190
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£10 - £17
Website
Megabus UK
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£28 - £40
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach Highlands
Phone
01856878014
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£20 - £28
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
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
Ferry from Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
NorthLink Ferries
Low
£13 - £17
Peak
£16 - £19
Pentland Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)800 688 8998
Email
sales@pentlandferries.co.uk
Website
pentlandferries.co.uk
Ferry from Gills Bay Ferry Terminal to St Margarets Hope Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£17
Website
Pentland Ferries

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