There are 2 ways to get from Inverness to Kirkwall by bus or plane

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Recommended option

Bus  •  4 h 45 min

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

$55

1 alternative option

Fly  •  2 h 41 min

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

$95 - $328

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.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $600
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
jogferry.co.uk

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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.