There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Scapa Flow by plane, train, bus or night train

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Fly to Stronsay, travel  •  17 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Stronsay (SOY) EDI - SOY
  2. Travel from Stronsay to Scapa Flow

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Bus  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Wick, Bus Terminal X99

$73 - $85

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Fly to Kirkwall  •  2 h 59 min

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

$105 - $286

Train, travel  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Thurso
  3. Travel from Thurso to Scapa Flow

Night train, train, travel  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Thurso
  3. Travel from Thurso to Scapa Flow

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Scapa Flow is to bus which costs £55 - £65 and takes 9 h 40 min.

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

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The distance between Edinburgh and Scapa Flow is 205 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Scapa Flow without a car is to train and travel which takes 8 h 59 min and costs .

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Scapa Flow is to fly which takes 2 h 59 min and costs £75 - £220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £55 - £65 and takes 9 h 40 min.

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There is no direct flight from Edinburgh Airport to Stronsay Airport. The quickest flight takes 14 h 38 min and has one stopover.

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Loganair offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Stronsay Airport.

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There are 77+ hotels available in Scapa Flow. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £3 - £5.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Scapa Flow.
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  • Distance: 204.9 miles
  • Duration: 17 h 2 min

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

Loganair flies from Edinburgh to Scapa Flow 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Scapa Flow via Inverness, Bus Station, Inverness, Marks and Spencer, Wick, Bus Terminal, and John o' Groats, Car Park in around 9 h 40 min.

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 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $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
$195
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $45
Bus operators
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 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach Highlands
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Wick, Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$33
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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