There are 8 ways to get from Edinburgh to Stromness by bus, ferry, train, night train or plane

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

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Bus, ferry  •  10 h 49 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 Scrabster, Ferry Terminal X99
  3. Take the ferry from Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal Nl1

$90 - $109

Cheapest option

Train, ferry via Aberdeen Ferry Terminal  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
  2. Take the ferry from Aberdeen Ferry Terminal to Hatston, Kirkwall Orkney Hatston Ferry Terminal Nl2

$57 - $147

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Night train, bus, ferry  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal X99
  3. Take the ferry from Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal Nl1

$88 - $108

Train, ferry  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Thurso
  3. Take the ferry from Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal Nl1

$92 - $143

Fly from Edinburgh, bus  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Kirkwall (KOI) EDI - KOI
  2. Take the bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Stromness, Travel Centre (Ferry Terminal)

$116 - $297

Train to Glasgow, fly  •  5 h 9 min

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

$135 - $329

Train to Aberdeen, fly  •  6 h 19 min

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

$111 - $330

Train to Inverness, fly  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Kirkwall (KOI) INV - KOI

$137 - $396

Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Stromness is 209 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Stromness without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 10 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 49 min to get from Edinburgh to Stromness, including transfers.

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

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Loganair offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Kirkwall Airport.

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There are 70+ hotels available in Stromness. Prices start at $71 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 .

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Stromness.
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  • Distance: 209.2 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 49 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Stromness, Orkney Islands, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Edinburgh to Stromness. However, you can take the bus to Inverness, Bus Station, take the walk to Inverness, Marks and Spencer, take the bus to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Scrabster Ferry Terminal, then take the ferry to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Edinburgh to Stromness via Aberdeen, Aberdeen Ferry Terminal, Hatston, Kirkwall Orkney Hatston Ferry Terminal, and Hatston, Passenger Terminal (Terminal Building) in around 11 h 33 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Glasgow to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $650
Flights from Aberdeen to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Aberdeen to Kirkwall via Lerwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Flights from Inverness to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $600
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
5 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 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$55 - $85
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$25 - $40
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
$193
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 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach Highlands
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Orkney
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Stromness, Travel Centre (Ferry Terminal)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
NorthLink Ferries
Phone
+44 845 600 0449
Email
info@northlinkferries.co.uk
Website
northlinkferries.co.uk
Ferry from Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$18 - $22
Peak
$21 - $25
Ferry from Aberdeen Ferry Terminal to Hatston, Kirkwall Orkney Hatston Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$24 - $30
Peak
$35 - $45

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