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There are 4 ways to get from Inverness Airport (INV) to Papa Westray Island by bus, ferry, train, car ferry or plane

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Bus, ferry  •  11h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal X99
  2. Take the ferry from Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal Nl1
  3. Take the ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Papa Westray Orkney Ferry Terminal Of5 / ...

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Train, ferry  •  12h 22m

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Wick
  2. Take the ferry from John O' Groats Ferry Terminal to Burwick Sth Ronaldsay Orkney Ferry Terminal Jg1
  3. Take the ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Papa Westray Orkney Ferry Terminal Of5 / ...

Train, car ferry, ferry  •  14h 43m

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Aberdeen
  2. Take the car ferry from Aberdeen to Kirkwall Nl2
  3. Take the ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Papa Westray Orkney Ferry Terminal Of5 / ...

Fly, ferry  •  4h 17m

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Kirkwall (KOI) INV - KOI
  2. Take the ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Papa Westray Orkney Ferry Terminal

Inverness Airport (INV) to Papa Westray Island by bus, ferry and walk

The journey time between Inverness Airport (INV) and Papa Westray Island is around 27h 48m and covers a distance of around 208 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 19h 30m. The fastest journey normally takes 27h 48m. Operated by Stagecoach Highlands, NorthLink Ferries and Orkney Ferries, the Inverness Airport (INV) to Papa Westray Island service departs from Inverness Airport, Terminal Building and arrives in Papa Westray Orkney Ferry Terminal. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
8h 18m
Layover time:
19h 30m
Total time:
27h 48m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
27h 48m
Journey distance:
208 miles
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
£47
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:47
Last service departs at:
08:47

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Inverness Airport (INV) to Papa Westray Island bus, ferry and walk schedules

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Inverness Airport (INV) to Papa Westray Island is to bus and ferry, which costs £45 - £70 and takes 11h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Inverness Airport (INV) to Papa Westray Island is to fly and ferry which costs £90 - £300 and takes 4h 17m.

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The distance between Inverness Airport (INV) and Papa Westray Island is 133 miles.

The best way to get from Inverness Airport (INV) to Papa Westray Island without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 11h 38m and costs £45 - £70.

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It takes approximately 11h 38m to get from Inverness Airport (INV) to Papa Westray Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Inverness Airport to Kirkwall Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Loganair offers flights from Inverness Airport to Kirkwall Airport.

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

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Map of how to get from Inverness Airport (INV) to Papa Westray Island.
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  • Distance: 132.7 miles
  • Duration: 11h 38m

What companies run services between Inverness Airport (INV), Scotland and Papa Westray Island, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Inverness Airport (INV) to Papa Westray Island. However, you can take the line 11 bus to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2, take the bus to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Scrabster Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Stromness, Travel Centre, take the bus to Kirkwall, Travel Centre, take the walk to Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal, then take the ferry to Papa Westray Orkney Ferry Terminal. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Inverness Airport (INV) to Papa Westray Island via Inverness, Bus Station Stance 5, Inverness, Wick, Wick, Town Hall, John o' Groats, Car Park, John O' Groats Ferry Terminal, Burwick Sth Ronaldsay Orkney Ferry Terminal, and Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal in around 12h 22m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £360
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Wick
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £110
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £110
Train from Inverness to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£23 - £70
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£23 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £70
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
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
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
NorthLink Ferries
Low
£13 - £17
Peak
£16 - £19
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
Orkney Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)1856 872044
Email
info@orkneyferries.co.uk
Website
orkneyferries.co.uk
Ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Papa Westray Orkney Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Orkney Ferries
John O'Groats Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)1955 611353
Website
jogferry.co.uk
Ferry from John O' Groats Ferry Terminal to Burwick Sth Ronaldsay Orkney Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
John O'Groats Ferries

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