Travel within United Kingdom is: Partially open. See details.
Rome2rio uses cookies to help personalize content and show you personalised ads. By proceeding, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy. You may opt out of personalised ads at any time. OK

Need a hotel room in Stromness?

Book now

There are 10 ways to get from Glasgow to Stromness by car, car ferry, train, bus, ferry 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.

Recommended

Drive, car ferry

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

Cheapest

Bus, car ferry

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

Train, bus, ferry

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
  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

Bus, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Inverness
  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

Train, car ferry

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
  2. Take the car ferry from Aberdeen to Kirkwall

Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Thurso
  3. Take the ferry from Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal

Bus to Edinburgh, fly

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Kirkwall (KOI)

Train to Glasgow, fly, bus

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Kirkwall (KOI)
  3. Take the bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Stromness, Travel Centre

Train to Aberdeen, fly

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

Bus to Campbeltown, fly

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kilchenzie, Wellpark Cottages
  2. Fly from Campbeltown (CAL) to Kirkwall (KOI)
Glasgow → Stromness
Partially open

Travel safe during COVID-19

Rules to follow in United Kingdom

1m

Regional advice

Regional advice

Travel within United Kingdom

Nationwide control measures in place

COVID-19 help in United Kingdom

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 111

Frequently Asked Questions


There are currently travel restrictions within United Kingdom.

Explore options for future travel

Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

Explore travel options

The national COVID-19 helpline number in Stromness is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Stromness is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Stromness is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

Last updated: 24 Nov 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: UK Government.

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
Visit Rome2rio travel advice for general help.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Stromness is to bus and car ferry which costs £30 - £85 and takes 11h 44m.

More details

The fastest way to get from Glasgow to Stromness is to train and fly and bus. Taking this option will cost £120 - £490 and takes 4h 48m.

More details

The distance between Glasgow and Stromness is 218 miles.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Stromness without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 10h 21m and costs £70 - £160.

More details

It takes approximately 8h 50m to get from Glasgow to Stromness, including transfers.

More details

The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Kirkwall Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

Search flights

Loganair offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Kirkwall Airport.

Search flights

There are 18+ hotels available in Stromness. Prices start at £75 per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Glasgow to Stromness.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 218.1 miles
  • Duration: 8h 50m

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

There is no direct connection from Glasgow to Stromness. However, you can take the drive to Aberdeen, take the car ferry to Kirkwall, then take the drive to Stromness. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Glasgow to Stromness via Inverness, Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2, Scrabster, Ferry Terminal, and Scrabster Ferry Terminal in around 10h 21m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £440
Flights from Glasgow to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£220 - £650
Flights from Aberdeen to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £600
Flights from Campbeltown to Kirkwall via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
21h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£160 - £440
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £120
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£90 - £120
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £100
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£75 - £100
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
Train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
Bus operators
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
Bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Stromness, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Glasgow to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £23
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Glasgow to Aberdeen Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £19
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh Airport Arrivals Terminal
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £13
Website
Megabus UK
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £40
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kilchenzie, Wellpark Cottages
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£24 - £35
Website
Scottish Citylink
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

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.