There are 7 ways to get from London to Stromness by plane, train, ferry, bus or night train

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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Fly from London Heathrow  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Kirkwall (KOI) LHR - KOI

$158 - $488

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Bus National Express, ferry  •  21 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Aberdeen, Scotland National Express
  2. Take the ferry from Aberdeen Ferry Terminal to Hatston, Kirkwall Orkney Hatston Ferry Terminal Nl2

$74 - $103

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Fly from London City  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Kirkwall (KOI) LCY - KOI

$155 - $496

Fly from London Gatwick  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Kirkwall (KOI) LGW - KOI

$177 - $596

Train, ferry  •  16 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Thurso
  3. Take the ferry from Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal Nl1

$145 - $207

Bus Megabus UK, ferry  •  19 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh S9
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal X99
  4. Take the ferry from Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal Nl1

$128 - $187

Night train, bus, ferry  •  18 h 37 min

  1. Take the night train from London Euston to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal X99
  3. Take the ferry from Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal Nl1

$127 - $162

Questions & Answers

The distance between London and Stromness is 533 miles.

The best way to get from London to Stromness without a car is to train and ferry which takes 16 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 59 min to get from London to Stromness, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from London Heathrow Airport to Kirkwall Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Flybe, Aer Lingus, British Airways and Loganair offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Kirkwall Airport.

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There are 70+ hotels available in Stromness. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from London to Stromness.
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  • Distance: 532.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 59 min

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

British Airways, Loganair and two other airlines fly from London to Stromness hourly.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Kirkwall via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Kirkwall via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Kirkwall via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from London Heathrow to Kirkwall via Aberdeen, Lerwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from London Heathrow to Kirkwall via Dublin, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from London Heathrow to Kirkwall via Glasgow, Lerwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from London Heathrow to Kirkwall via Dublin, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from London City to Kirkwall via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from London City to Kirkwall via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from London City to Kirkwall via Glasgow, Lerwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from London City to Kirkwall via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from London City to Kirkwall via Edinburgh, Lerwick
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from London City to Kirkwall via Dublin, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from London Gatwick to Kirkwall via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from London Gatwick to Kirkwall via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from London Gatwick to Kirkwall via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Kirkwall via Inverness
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London Heathrow to Kirkwall via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Kirkwall via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from London City to Kirkwall via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from London City to Kirkwall via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from London Gatwick to Kirkwall via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Kirkwall via Inverness
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Kirkwall via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from London Euston to Inverness
Ave. Duration
11 h 23 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$203
Sleeper Seat
$70 - $100
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach Highlands
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39
Website
stagecoachbus.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Aberdeen, Scotland
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
nationalexpress.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 - $25
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$18 - $22
Peak
$21 - $25
Ferry from Aberdeen Ferry Terminal to Hatston, Kirkwall Orkney Hatston Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$24 - $30
Peak
$35 - $45

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