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There are 3 ways to get from Glasgow to Westray by bus, plane, ferry or train

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Bus to Edinburgh, fly, ferry  •  8h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Kirkwall (KOI) EDI - KOI
  3. Take the ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Pierowall, Westray Pierowall Orkney Ferry Terminal

£115 - £399

Cheapest option

Train to Aberdeen, fly, ferry  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Kirkwall (KOI) ABZ - KOI
  3. Take the ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Pierowall, Westray Pierowall Orkney Ferry Terminal

£111 - £257

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Fly from Glasgow, ferry  •  8h 45m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Kirkwall (KOI) GLA - KOI
  2. Take the ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Pierowall, Westray Pierowall Orkney Ferry Terminal

£165 - £493

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The most affordable way to get from Glasgow to Westray is to train and fly and ferry, which costs £110 - £260 and takes 10h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Westray is to fly and ferry which costs £160 - £500 and takes 8h 45m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Westray is 243 miles.

It takes approximately 8h 48m to get from Glasgow to Westray, including transfers.

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

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Loganair offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Kirkwall Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Westray. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Westray.
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  • Distance: 243.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h 48m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Westray, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Glasgow to Westray. However, you can take the bus to Edinburgh Airport, Airport, take the walk to Edinburgh airport, fly to Kirkwall, take the walk to Kirkwall Airport, Airport Terminal, take the line 4 bus to Kirkwall, Travel Centre, take the walk to Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal, then take the ferry to Westray. Alternatively, you can take the train to Paisley Gilmour Street, take the walk to Paisley, Stop 3 Central Road, take the line 757 bus to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building, take the walk to Glasgow airport, fly to Kirkwall, take the walk to Kirkwall Airport, Airport Terminal, take the line 4 bus to Kirkwall, Travel Centre, take the walk to Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal, then take the ferry to Westray.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£180 - £550
Flights from Edinburgh to Kirkwall via Lerwick
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£180 - £550
Flights from Glasgow to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £470
Flights from Aberdeen to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £260
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 Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £100
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£75 - £100
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Scottish Citylink
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 Pierowall, Westray Pierowall Orkney Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
Orkney Ferries

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