There are 5 ways to get from Inverness to Skara Brae by bus, ferry, train, car 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  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Kirkwall, Travel Centre Jg2
  2. Take the bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Skara Brae, Visitor Centre 8S / ...

$58 - $61

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal X99
  2. Take the ferry from Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal Nl1

$37 - $53

3 alternative options

Train, ferry  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Thurso
  2. Take the ferry from Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal Nl1

$67 - $89

Drive  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Inverness to Skara Brae 173.9 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, bus  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Kirkwall (KOI) INV - KOI
  2. Take the bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Skara Brae, Visitor Centre

$99 - $335

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Inverness to Skara Brae is to bus and ferry which costs £28 - £40 and takes 7 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Inverness to Skara Brae is to fly and bus which costs £70 - £260 and takes 4 h 47 min.

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The distance between Inverness and Skara Brae is 114 miles. The road distance is 173.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 51 min to get from Inverness to Skara Brae, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Inverness station to Skara Brae. However, there are services departing from Inverness, Bus Station and arriving at Skara Brae, Visitor Centre via Kirkwall, Travel Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 51 min.

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What companies run services between Inverness, Scotland and Skara Brae, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Inverness to Skara Brae via Kirkwall, Travel Centre and Skara Brae, Visitor Centre in around 6 h 51 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $600
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 Kirkwall, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
jogferry.co.uk
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Skara Brae, Visitor Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
NorthLink Ferries
Phone
+44 845 600 0449
Email
info@northlinkferries.co.uk
Website
northlinkferries.co.uk
Ferry from Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$18 - $22
Peak
$22 - $26

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