There are 3 ways to get from Kirkwall to Skara Brae by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 6 min

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

$10

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Taxi  •  28 min

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

$45 - $60

Drive  •  28 min

  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 28 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kirkwall, Travel Centre and arriving at Skara Brae, Visitor Centre. Services depart every four hours, and operate Saturday. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

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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 1 h 6 min and costs £8.

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The bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Skara Brae, Visitor Centre takes 1 h including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Kirkwall to Skara Brae bus services, operated by Stagecoach Orkney, arrive at Skara Brae, Visitor Centre station.

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

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There are 64+ hotels available in Skara Brae. Prices start at $79 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: 1 h 6 min

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

Stagecoach Orkney operates a bus from Kirkwall to Skara Brae every 4 hours. Tickets cost $10 and the journey takes 1 h.

Bus operators
Stagecoach Orkney
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Skara Brae, Visitor Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kirkwall to Skara Brae
Ave. Duration
28 min
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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