Directions from Inverness to Stromness

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Recommended option

Bus  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Jg2

$58 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  6 h 4 min

  1. X99
  2. Nl1

$35 - $50

2 alternative options

Train, ferry  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Nl1

$65 - $85

Fly, bus  •  3 h 32 min

  1. INV - KOI

$98 - $333

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

John O'Groats Ferries operates a bus from Inverness to Stromness 3 times a day. Tickets cost $55 and the journey takes 4 h 45 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 Inverness, Bus Station to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Stromness, Travel Centre (Ferry Terminal)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Inverness and Stromness is 173 km.

The cheapest way to get from Inverness to Stromness is to bus and ferry which costs £26 - £40 and takes 6 h 4 min.

The quickest way to get from Inverness to Stromness is to fly and bus which takes 3 h 32 min and costs £70 - £250.

No, there is no direct bus from Inverness to Stromness. However, there are services departing from Inverness, Bus Station and arriving at Stromness, Travel Centre (Ferry Terminal) via Kirkwall, Travel Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 36 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Inverness to Stromness, including transfers.