There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Scapa Flow by plane, train, bus, ferry or night train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Stronsay, travel  •  17 h 2 min

  1. EDI - SOY

Cheapest option

Fly to Kirkwall  •  2 h 59 min

  1. EDI - KOI

$105 - $286

4 alternative options

Train, travel  •  9 h 10 min

Train, bus, ferry, travel  •  12 h 34 min

  1. Jg2
  2. Of5 / ...

Bus, ferry, travel  •  12 h 45 min

  1. M90 / ...
  2. Jg2
  3. Of5 / ...

Night train, bus, ferry, travel  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Jg2
  2. Of5 / ...

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Scapa Flow, Scotland?

Loganair flies from Edinburgh to Scapa Flow 3 times a day.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Stronsay via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
18 h 43 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Edinburgh to Stronsay via Lerwick, Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
22 h 8 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Inverness to Thurso
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$198
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $45
Bus operators
John O'Groats Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)1955 611353
Website
jogferry.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Kirkwall, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
jogferry.co.uk
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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 Rapness Orkney Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
orkneyferries.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Scapa Flow is 328 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Scapa Flow is to fly which costs £75 - £220 and takes 2 h 59 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Scapa Flow is to fly which takes 2 h 59 min and costs £75 - £220.

It takes approximately 17 h 2 min to get from Edinburgh to Scapa Flow, including transfers.