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There are 9 ways to get from Orkney to Leeds by plane, train, car, car ferry, ferry or bus

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Fly to Manchester, train  •  6h 33m

  1. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Manchester (MAN) KOI - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Leeds

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus  •  18h 51m

  1. Take the car ferry from Kirkwall to Aberdeen Nl2
  2. Take the bus from Aberdeen Coach Station to Edinburgh Bus Station M92
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh Bus Station to Leeds Bus Station

7 alternative options

Fly to Durham, train  •  7h 37m

  1. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Durham (MME) KOI - MME
  2. Take the train from Darlington to Leeds

Fly to Humberside, drive  •  5h 23m

  1. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Humberside (HUY) KOI - HUY
  2. Drive from Humberside to Leeds Coach Station

Fly to Edinburgh, train  •  7h 7m

  1. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Edinburgh (EDI) KOI - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Leeds

Car ferry, train  •  14h 10m

  1. Take the car ferry from Kirkwall to Aberdeen Nl2
  2. Take the train from Aberdeen to Leeds

Car ferry, train via Edinburgh  •  14h 25m

  1. Take the car ferry from Kirkwall to Aberdeen Nl2
  2. Take the train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh to Leeds

Ferry, train  •  15h 58m

  1. Take the ferry from St Margarets Hope Ferry Terminal to Gills Bay Ferry Terminal Pf1
  2. Take the train from Wick to Inverness
  3. Take the train from Inverness to York
  4. Take the train from York to Leeds

Car ferry, drive  •  13h 9m

  1. Take the car ferry from Kirkwall to Aberdeen Nl2
  2. Drive from Aberdeen to Leeds

Orkney to Leeds by car ferry, walk and train

The journey time between Orkney and Leeds is around 14h 10m and covers a distance of around 524 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by NorthLink Ferries, CrossCountry and LNER, the Orkney to Leeds service departs from Kirkwall and arrives in Leeds. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

3 Weekly Services
14h 10m Average Duration
£66 Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Orkney to Leeds is to car ferry and bus which costs £40 - £85 and takes 18h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Orkney to Leeds is to fly and drive which costs £210 - £550 and takes 5h 23m.

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The distance between Orkney and Leeds is 365 miles.

The best way to get from Orkney to Leeds without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 14h 10m and costs £65 - £410.

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It takes approximately 6h 33m to get from Orkney to Leeds, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kirkwall Airport to Manchester Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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KLM, British Airways and Loganair offer flights from Kirkwall Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 314+ hotels available in Leeds. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Orkney to Kirkwall Airport is to line 4 bus which takes 12 min and costs £1 - £3.

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Map of how to get from Orkney to Leeds.
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  • Distance: 364.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 33m

What companies run services between Orkney, Scotland and Leeds, England?

There is no direct connection from Orkney to Leeds. However, you can take the line 4 bus to Kirkwall Airport, Airport Terminal, take the walk to Kirkwall airport, fly to Manchester, take the walk to Manchester Airport, then take the train to Leeds. Alternatively, you can take the line 4 bus to Kirkwall Airport, Airport Terminal, take the walk to Kirkwall airport, fly to Durham, take the walk to Teesside Airport, Terminal Building, take the line 12 bus to Darlington, Town Hall, take the walk to Darlington, then take the train to Leeds.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Kirkwall to Manchester via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £600
Flights from Kirkwall to Manchester via Inverness
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£120 - £600
Flights from Kirkwall to Manchester via Edinburgh, Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £600
Flights from Kirkwall to Manchester via Aberdeen, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £700
Flights from Kirkwall to Manchester via Edinburgh, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £700
Flights from Kirkwall to Durham via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£190 - £550
Flights from Kirkwall to Durham via Edinburgh, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£110 - £490
Flights from Kirkwall to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £360
Flights from Kirkwall to Edinburgh via Lerwick
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £360
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Kirkwall to Manchester via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £600
Flights from Kirkwall to Manchester via Inverness
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£120 - £600
Flights from Kirkwall to Manchester via Edinburgh, Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £600
Flights from Kirkwall to Durham via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£190 - £550
Flights from Kirkwall to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £360
Flights from Kirkwall to Edinburgh via Lerwick
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Kirkwall to Manchester via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £600
Flights from Kirkwall to Manchester via Aberdeen, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£300 - £750
Flights from Kirkwall to Humberside via Aberdeen, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£150 - £550
Flights from Kirkwall to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £360
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Kirkwall to Humberside via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£200 - £500
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £35
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£10 - £15
Off-Peak Day Single
£15 - £23
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £35
Train from Darlington to Leeds
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£24 - £40
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£12 - £17
Off-Peak Day Single
£18 - £28
Anytime Day Single
£24 - £40
Train from York to Leeds
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£13 - £20
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£8 - £12
Off-Peak Day Single
£9 - £14
Anytime Day Single
£13 - £20
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Leeds
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£40 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£95 - £140
Train from Edinburgh to Leeds
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£100 - £270
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£100 - £130
Anytime Day 1st Class
£180 - £270
Train from Aberdeen to Leeds
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£150 - £370
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£150 - £180
Anytime Day 1st Class
£260 - £370
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£60 - £190
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£60 - £80
Anytime Day 1st Class
£130 - £190
Train from York to Leeds
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£24 - £100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£24 - £30
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £100
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£9 - £100
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £13
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£70 - £100
Train from Edinburgh to Leeds
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £240
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£100 - £150
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£170 - £240
Train from Aberdeen to Leeds
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£45 - £360
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£45 - £65
Anytime Day Single
£150 - £230
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£250 - £360
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £24
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
Train from Inverness to York
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£50 - £380
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£170 - £240
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£270 - £380
Train from York to Leeds
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£3 - £60
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single
£26 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £60
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£27 - £85
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£27 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £85
Train from Wick to Inverness
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £110
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £110
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Aberdeen Coach Station to Edinburgh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £22
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Edinburgh Bus Station to Leeds Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £24
Website
Megabus UK
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 Edinburgh to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
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
Pentland Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)800 688 8998
Email
sales@pentlandferries.co.uk
Website
pentlandferries.co.uk
Ferry from St Margarets Hope Ferry Terminal to Gills Bay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£17
Website
Pentland Ferries

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