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

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Bus  •  57 min

  1. Take the bus from Skaill, Road End to Kirkwall, West Tankerness Lane 8S

Cheapest option

Taxi  •  28 min

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

$45 - $60

2 alternative options

Bus via Skara Brae, Visitor Centre  •  1 h 16 min

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

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Skara Brae to Kirkwall 17.7 miles

$3 - $6

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Skaill, Road End and arriving at Kirkwall, West Tankerness Lane. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 46 min.

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

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The best way to get from Skara Brae to Kirkwall without a car is to bus which takes 57 min and costs .

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The bus from Skaill, Road End to Kirkwall, West Tankerness Lane takes 46 min including transfers and departs four times a week.

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

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Skara Brae to Kirkwall bus services, operated by Stagecoach Orkney, arrive at Kirkwall, West Tankerness Lane station.

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

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There are 76+ hotels available in Kirkwall. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Skara Brae to Kirkwall.
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  • Distance: 14.5 miles
  • Duration: 57 min

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

Stagecoach Orkney operates a bus from Skara Brae to Kirkwall 4 times a week, and the journey takes 46 min.

Bus operators
Stagecoach Orkney
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Skaill, Road End to Kirkwall, West Tankerness Lane
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Stagecoach Orkney
Bus from Skara Brae, Visitor Centre to Kirkwall, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Stagecoach Orkney
Other operators
Taxi from Skara Brae to Kirkwall
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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