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There are 3 ways to get from Inverness to Kirkwall by bus, plane or train

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Bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Kirkwall, Travel Centre Jg2

Cheapest option

Fly from Inverness  •  2 h 46 min

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

$90 - $320

1 alternative option

Train to Aberdeen, fly  •  5 h 6 min

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

$101 - $259

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The cheapest way to get from Inverness to Kirkwall is to train and fly which costs £75 - £200 and takes 5 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Inverness to Kirkwall is to fly which costs £70 - £250 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Inverness, Bus Station station and arriving at Kirkwall, Travel Centre. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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The distance between Inverness and Kirkwall is 114 miles.

The best way to get from Inverness to Kirkwall without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 45 min and costs .

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The bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Kirkwall, Travel Centre takes 4 h 45 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Inverness to Kirkwall bus services, operated by John O'Groats Ferries, arrive at Inverness, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Inverness to Kirkwall is to bus which takes 4 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £70 - £250 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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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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Inverness to Kirkwall bus services, operated by John O'Groats Ferries, arrive at Kirkwall, Travel Centre station.

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Map of how to get from Inverness to Kirkwall.
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  • Distance: 114.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

What companies run services between Inverness, Scotland and Kirkwall, Scotland?

John O'Groats Ferries operates a bus from Inverness to Kirkwall twice daily, and the journey takes 4 h 45 min. Alternatively, Loganair flies from Inverness to Kirkwall 6 times a week.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $600
Flights from Aberdeen to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Dyce
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Bus operators
John O'Groats Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)1955 611353
Website
jogferry.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Kirkwall, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
jogferry.co.uk

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Loganair offers flights from Inverness Airport to Kirkwall Airport.

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There are 75+ hotels available in Kirkwall. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Inverness to Inverness Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs .

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