There are 6 ways to get from Inverness to Gills Bay by bus, train, 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 option

Bus  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to John o' Groats, Car Park Jg2

$36

5 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Thurso

$40 - $55

Bus, ferry, travel  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Kirkwall, Travel Centre Jg2
  2. Take the ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Rapness Orkney Ferry Terminal Of5 / ...
  3. Travel from Rapness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Gills Bay

Fly Inverness to Stronsay, travel  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Stronsay (SOY) INV - SOY
  2. Travel from Stronsay to Gills Bay

Fly Inverness to Kirkwall  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Kirkwall (KOI) INV - KOI

$93 - $324

Bus to Kirkwall, fly to Stronsay, travel  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Kirkwall, Travel Centre
  2. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Stronsay (SOY) KOI - SOY
  3. Travel from Stronsay to Gills Bay

What companies run services between Inverness, Scotland and Gills Bay, Scotland?

John O'Groats Ferries operates a bus from Inverness to Gills Bay every 3 hours. Tickets cost $36 and the journey takes 3 h. Alternatively, ScotRail operates a train from Inverness to Gills Bay 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 49 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Stronsay via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Flights from Inverness to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $600
Flights from Kirkwall to Stronsay
Ave. Duration
8 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $390
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
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
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Bus operators
John O'Groats Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)1955 611353
Website
jogferry.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to John o' Groats, Car Park
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
jogferry.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Kirkwall, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
jogferry.co.uk
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 Rapness Orkney Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
orkneyferries.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Inverness and Gills Bay is 145 km.

The cheapest way to get from Inverness to Gills Bay is to bus which costs £27 and takes 3 h 5 min.

The quickest way to get from Inverness to Gills Bay is to fly which takes 2 h 54 min and costs £65 - £250.

It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Inverness to Gills Bay, including transfers.