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There are 7 ways to get from Kirkwall to Leadhills by car ferry, car, ferry, train, bus 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.

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Car ferry, drive  •  10h 18m

  1. Take the car ferry from Kirkwall to Aberdeen
  2. Drive from Aberdeen to Leadhills

£45 - £80

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Ferry, train  •  14h 52m

  1. Take the ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Scrabster Ferry Terminal Nl1
  2. Take the train from Thurso to Inverness
  3. Take the train from Inverness to Glasgow Queen Street
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Sanquhar

£123 - £309

Car ferry, train, bus  •  15h 44m

  1. Take the car ferry from Kirkwall to Aberdeen
  2. Take the train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Lanark
  4. Take the bus from Lanark, Bus Station to Leadhills, Ramsay Road 30 / ...

Ferry, bus  •  16h 11m

  1. Take the ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Scrabster Ferry Terminal Nl1
  2. Take the bus from Scrabster, Ferry Terminal to Inverness, Bus Station X99
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station M10
  4. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Lanark, Bus Station
  5. Take the bus from Lanark, Bus Station to Leadhills, Ramsay Road 30 / ...

Car ferry, bus  •  16h 18m

  1. Take the car ferry from Kirkwall to Aberdeen
  2. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station M9
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Lanark, Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Lanark, Bus Station to Leadhills, Ramsay Road 30 / ...

Fly to Glasgow, train, bus  •  6h 43m

  1. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Glasgow (GLA) KOI - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Lanark
  3. Take the bus from Lanark, Bus Station to Leadhills, Ramsay Road

Fly to Edinburgh, train, bus  •  6h 55m

  1. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Edinburgh (EDI) KOI - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Carluke
  3. Take the bus from Lanark, Bus Station to Leadhills, Ramsay Road

Kirkwall to Leadhills by bus, car ferry, walk and train

The journey time between Kirkwall and Leadhills is around 13h 59m and covers a distance of around 380 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 13h 59m. Operated by Stagecoach Orkney, NorthLink Ferries, First ScotRail Service and others, the Kirkwall to Leadhills service departs from Kirkwall, Travel Centre and arrives in Leadhills, Ramsay Road. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
13h 59m
Fastest journey time:
13h 59m
Journey distance:
380 miles
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
62 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
22:50
Last service departs at:
22:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Kirkwall to Leadhills bus, car ferry, walk and train schedules

Kirkwall → Leadhills
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Leadhills is 111.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kirkwall to Leadhills is to car ferry and drive which costs £45 - £85 and takes 10h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Kirkwall to Leadhills is to car ferry and drive which costs £45 - £85 and takes 10h 18m.

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The distance between Kirkwall and Leadhills is 250 miles.

The best way to get from Kirkwall to Leadhills without a car is to ferry and train which takes 14h 52m and costs £120 - £310.

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It takes approximately 10h 18m to get from Kirkwall to Leadhills, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kirkwall Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Loganair offers flights from Kirkwall Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Leadhills. 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 .

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Map of how to get from Kirkwall to Leadhills.
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  • Distance: 249.5 miles
  • Duration: 10h 18m

What companies run services between Kirkwall, Scotland and Leadhills, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Kirkwall to Leadhills. However, you can take the drive to Kirkwall, take the car ferry to Aberdeen, then take the drive to Leadhills. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kirkwall to Leadhills via Stromness, Travel Centre, Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal, Scrabster Ferry Terminal, Thurso, Inverness, Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow Central, and Sanquhar in around 14h 52m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Kirkwall to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£200 - £340
Flights from Kirkwall to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £550
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Thurso to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £95
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£75 - £95
Train from Inverness to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £120
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£90 - £120
Train from Glasgow Central to Sanquhar
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£12 - £35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£28 - £35
Train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £100
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£75 - £100
Train from Glasgow Central to Lanark
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £19
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£14 - £19
Train from Haymarket to Carluke
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £23
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £23
Bus operators
Stuarts Coaches UK
Phone
+44 141 332 6811
Email
enquiry@spt.co.uk
Website
spt.co.uk
Bus from Lanark, Bus Station to Leadhills, Ramsay Road
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Lanark, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
Stagecoach Highlands
Phone
01856878014
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Scrabster, Ferry Terminal to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£20 - £28
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £40
Website
Scottish Citylink
Ferry operators
NorthLink Ferries
Phone
+44 845 600 0449
Email
info@northlinkferries.co.uk
Website
northlinkferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Kirkwall to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£20 - £40
Website
NorthLink Ferries
Low
£20 - £25
Peak
£31 - £36
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

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