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There are 4 ways to get from Kirkwall to Dunrobin Castle by ferry, bus, train or plane

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Ferry, bus

  1. Take the ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Scrabster Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Scrabster, Ferry Terminal to Golspie, Dunrobin Station

Ferry, bus via Wick

  1. Take the ferry from St Margarets Hope Ferry Terminal to Gills Bay Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Wick, Town Hall to Golspie, Dunrobin Station

Ferry, train

  1. Take the ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Scrabster Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the train from Thurso to Dunrobin Castle

Fly, bus

  1. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Inverness (INV)
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Golspie, Dunrobin Station

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The cost-effective way to get from Kirkwall to Dunrobin Castle is to ferry and bus, which costs £28 - £45 and takes 6h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Kirkwall to Dunrobin Castle is to fly and bus which costs £110 - £210 and takes 5h 59m.

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The distance between Kirkwall and Dunrobin Castle is 78 miles.

The best way to get from Kirkwall to Dunrobin Castle without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 6h 37m and costs £28 - £45.

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It takes approximately 6h 37m to get from Kirkwall to Dunrobin Castle, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kirkwall Airport to Inverness Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Loganair offers flights from Kirkwall Airport to Inverness Airport.

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There are 45+ hotels available in Dunrobin Castle. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Kirkwall to Kirkwall Airport is to line 4 bus which takes 10 min and costs £1 - £3.

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Map of how to get from Kirkwall to Dunrobin Castle.
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  • Distance: 77.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 37m

What companies run services between Kirkwall, Scotland and Dunrobin Castle, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Kirkwall to Dunrobin Castle. However, you can take the bus to Stromness, Travel Centre, take the walk to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Scrabster Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal, take the bus to Golspie, Dunrobin Station, then take the walk to Dunrobin Castle. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kirkwall to Dunrobin Castle via St Margarets Hope, Ferry terminal, St Margarets Hope Ferry Terminal, Gills Bay Ferry Terminal, Gills, Ferry Terminal, Wick, Town Hall, and Golspie, Dunrobin Station in around 6h 59m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Kirkwall to Inverness
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £370
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Thurso to Dunrobin Castle
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £45
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £21
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £45
Bus operators
Stagecoach Highlands
Phone
01856878014
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Scrabster, Ferry Terminal to Golspie, Dunrobin Station
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£12 - £17
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Bus from Wick, Town Hall to Golspie, Dunrobin Station
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Golspie, Dunrobin Station
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Ferry operators
NorthLink Ferries
Phone
+44 845 600 0449
Email
info@northlinkferries.co.uk
Website
northlinkferries.co.uk
Ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Scrabster Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
NorthLink Ferries
Low
£13 - £17
Peak
£16 - £19
Pentland Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)800 688 8998
Email
sales@pentlandferries.co.uk
Website
pentlandferries.co.uk
Ferry from St Margarets Hope Ferry Terminal to Gills Bay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£17
Website
Pentland Ferries

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