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There are 4 ways to get from Kirkwall to Skara Brae by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  59m

  1. Take the bus from Kirkwall, Supermarkets to Skaill, Road End 8S

Cheapest option

Taxi  •  28m

  1. Take a taxi from Kirkwall to Skara Brae 17.7 miles

$45 - $60

2 alternative options

Bus via Skara Brae, Visitor Centre  •  1h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Skara Brae, Visitor Centre 8S / ...

Drive  •  28m

  1. Drive from Kirkwall to Skara Brae 17.7 miles

$3 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Kirkwall to Skara Brae is to drive which costs £2 - £5 and takes 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Kirkwall to Skara Brae is to taxi which costs £35 - £45 and takes 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kirkwall, Supermarkets and arriving at Skaill, Road End. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 49m.

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The distance between Kirkwall and Skara Brae is 15 miles. The road distance is 17.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Kirkwall to Skara Brae without a car is to bus which takes 59m and costs .

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The bus from Kirkwall, Supermarkets to Skaill, Road End takes 49m including transfers and departs four times a week.

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Kirkwall to Skara Brae bus services, operated by Stagecoach Orkney, depart from Kirkwall, Supermarkets station.

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Kirkwall to Skara Brae bus services, operated by Stagecoach Orkney, arrive at Skaill, Road End station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kirkwall to Skara Brae is 18 miles. It takes approximately 28m to drive from Kirkwall to Skara Brae.

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There are 61+ hotels available in Skara Brae. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kirkwall to Skara Brae.
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  • Distance: 14.5 miles
  • Duration: 59m

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

Stagecoach Orkney operates a bus from Kirkwall to Skara Brae 4 times a week, and the journey takes 49m.

Bus operators
Stagecoach Orkney
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kirkwall, Supermarkets to Skaill, Road End
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Stagecoach Orkney
Bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Skara Brae, Visitor Centre
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Stagecoach Orkney
Other operators
Taxi from Kirkwall to Skara Brae
Ave. Duration
28m
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Orkney Taxis
Phone
+44 1856 875511
Website
orkneytaxis.co.uk
Craigies Taxis
Phone
+44 1856 878787
Website
craigiestaxis.co.uk

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