There are 5 ways to get from Stornoway to Kirkwall by ferry, bus, train or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Ferry, bus John O'Groats Ferries  •  10 h 35 min

  1. 961 / ...
  2. Jg2

$78 - $88

4 alternative options

Ferry, bus, train  •  12 h 27 min

  1. 804
  2. Jg2

$80 - $97

Ferry, bus via Durness, Post Office  •  14 h 39 min

  1. 804
  2. 803
  3. Nl1

$90 - $107

Fly from Stornoway  •  5 h 19 min

  1. SYY - KOI

$215 - $957

Ferry, bus to Inverness, fly  •  7 h 43 min

  1. INV - KOI

$118 - $362

What companies run services between Stornoway, Scotland and Kirkwall, Scotland?

Loganair and Flybe fly from Stornoway to Kirkwall twice daily.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Stornoway to Kirkwall via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Stornoway to Kirkwall via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Stornoway to Kirkwall via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Inverness to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $600
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Lairg to Wick
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Ullapool, Ferry Terminal to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
D + E Coaches
John O'Groats Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)1955 611353
Website
jogferry.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Kirkwall, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
jogferry.co.uk
Bus from John o' Groats, Car Park to Kirkwall, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
jogferry.co.uk
The Durness Bus
Phone
01971 511 223
Email
info@thedurnessbus.com
Website
thedurnessbus.com
Bus from Ullapool, Ferry Terminal to Lairg, Station (Lairg Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
thedurnessbus.com
Bus from Ullapool, Ferry Terminal to Durness, Post Office
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
thedurnessbus.com
Bus from Durness, Post Office to Thurso, Royal Bank of Scotland
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
thedurnessbus.com
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
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 - $26
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$18 - $22
Peak
$22 - $26

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Stornoway and Kirkwall is 216 km.

The cheapest way to get from Stornoway to Kirkwall is to ferry and bus which costs £55 - £70 and takes 10 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Stornoway to Kirkwall is to fly which takes 5 h 19 min and costs £160 - £750.

It takes approximately 10 h 35 min to get from Stornoway to Kirkwall, including transfers.