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There are 5 ways to get from Inverness to Stromness by bus, ferry, train or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 51 min

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

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal X99
  2. Take the ferry from Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal Nl1

$18 - $25

3 alternative options

Train, ferry  •  7 h 25 min

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

$61 - $78

Fly from Inverness, bus  •  3 h 52 min

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

Train to Aberdeen, fly  •  6 h 12 min

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

$101 - $259

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Inverness to Stromness is to bus and ferry which costs £13 - £19 and takes 6 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Inverness to Stromness is to train and fly which costs £75 - £200 and takes 6 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Inverness station to Stromness. However, there are services departing from Inverness, Bus Station and arriving at Stromness, Travel Centre via Kirkwall, Travel Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 51 min.

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The distance between Inverness and Stromness is 108 miles.

The best way to get from Inverness to Stromness without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to get from Inverness to Stromness, including transfers.

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

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

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Loganair offers flights from Inverness Airport to Kirkwall Airport.

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Map of how to get from Inverness to Stromness.
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  • Distance: 108.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 51 min

What companies run services between Inverness, Scotland and Stromness, Orkney Islands, Scotland?

John O'Groats Ferries operates a bus from Inverness to Stromness twice daily, and the journey takes 4 h 45 min.

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 Thurso
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
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
Stagecoach Highlands
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Stagecoach Orkney
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Stromness, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach Orkney
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$18 - $22
Peak
$21 - $25

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