There are 2 ways to get from Inverness to Kirkwall by bus or plane
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What companies run services between Inverness, Scotland and Kirkwall, Scotland?
John O'Groats Ferries operates a bus from Inverness to Kirkwall every 3 hours. Tickets cost $55 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min. Alternatively, Loganair flies from Inverness to Kirkwall twice daily.
Flights from Inverness to Kirkwall
- Ave. Duration
- 45 min
- Every day
- Estimated price
- $55 - $600
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Questions & Answers
The distance between Inverness and Kirkwall is 183 km.
The cheapest way to get from Inverness to Kirkwall is to bus which costs £41 and takes 4 h 45 min.
The quickest way to get from Inverness to Kirkwall is to fly which takes 2 h 41 min and costs £70 - £250.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Inverness, Bus Station and arriving at Kirkwall, Travel Centre. Services depart every three hours. The journey takes approximately 4 h 45 min.
The bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Kirkwall, Travel Centre takes 4 h 45 min including transfers and departs every three hours.