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

$53

2 alternative options

Fly from Inverness  •  2 h 41 min

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

$99 - $329

Train to Aberdeen, fly  •  4 h 54 min

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

$108 - $266

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The cheapest way to get from Inverness to Kirkwall is to bus which costs £41 and takes 4 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Inverness to Kirkwall is to fly which costs £75 - £260 and takes 2 h 41 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 three times a 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 £41.

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The bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Kirkwall, Travel Centre takes 4 h 45 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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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 £41. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £75 - £260 and takes 2 h 41 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 3 times a day. Tickets cost $53 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
Flights from Aberdeen to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Aberdeen to Kirkwall via Lerwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
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 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
jogferry.co.uk

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