There is 1 way to get from Orkney to John o' Groats by car or ferry
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Drive from Orkney to St Margarets Hope Ferry Terminal
Take the ferry from St Margarets Hope Ferry Terminal to Gills Bay Ferry Terminal
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The most affordable way to get from Orkney to John o' Groats is to drive and ferry, which costs £22 - £25 and takes 1h 29m.
The quickest way to get from Orkney to John o' Groats is to drive and ferry which costs £22 - £25 and takes 1h 29m.
The distance between Orkney and John o' Groats is 24 miles.
It takes approximately 1h 29m to get from Orkney to John o' Groats, including transfers.
There are 11+ hotels available in John o' Groats. Prices start at £75 per night.
What companies run services between Orkney, Scotland and John o' Groats, Scotland?
There is no direct connection from Orkney to John o' Groats. However, you can take the drive to St Margarets Hope Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Gills Bay Ferry Terminal, then take the drive to John o' Groats.
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Ferry from St Margarets Hope Ferry Terminal to Gills Bay Ferry Terminal
- Ave. Duration
- 3 times a day
- Estimated price
- Pentland Ferries
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