There are 6 ways to get from Stromness Harbour to Edinburgh by bus, plane, train or ferry

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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Bus, fly to Edinburgh  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Stromness, Travel Centre (Ferry Terminal) to Kirkwall, Travel Centre
  2. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Edinburgh (EDI) KOI - EDI

$114 - $297

Cheapest option

Ferry, train via Aberdeen Ferry Terminal  •  12 h 38 min

  1. Take the ferry from Hatston, Kirkwall Orkney Hatston Ferry Terminal to Aberdeen Ferry Terminal Nl2
  2. Take the train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

$56 - $146

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Fly to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Glasgow (GLA) KOI - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$133 - $328

Ferry, bus Scottish Citylink  •  10 h 30 min

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

$87 - $109

Ferry, train  •  12 h 1 min

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

$83 - $143

Ferry, bus via Glenrothes, Bus Station  •  12 h 14 min

  1. Take the ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Scrabster Ferry Terminal Nl1
  2. Take the bus from Scrabster, Ferry Terminal to Millburn, Morrisons X99
  3. Take the bus from Millburn, Morrisons to Glenrothes, Bus Station 267
  4. Take the bus from Glenrothes, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street (Scott Mon.) (at Book World) X59 / ...

$111 - $118

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stromness Harbour to Edinburgh is to ferry and train which costs £40 - £120 and takes 12 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stromness Harbour to Edinburgh is to bus and fly which costs £85 - £230 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The distance between Stromness Harbour and Edinburgh is 209 miles.

The best way to get from Stromness Harbour to Edinburgh without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 10 h 30 min and costs £65 - £85.

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Stromness Harbour to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kirkwall Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Loganair offers flights from Kirkwall Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 2302+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at $98 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Stromness Harbour to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 209.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

What companies run services between Stromness Harbour, Scotland and Edinburgh, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Stromness Harbour to Edinburgh. However, you can take the bus to Kirkwall, Travel Centre, take the line 4 bus to Kirkwall Airport, Airport Terminal (Terminal building), take the walk to Kirkwall airport, fly to Edinburgh, take the walk to Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh Trams), then take the tram to Edinburgh. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Kirkwall, Travel Centre, take the line 4 bus to Kirkwall Airport, Airport Terminal (Terminal building), take the walk to Kirkwall airport, fly to Glasgow, take the walk to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport), take the line 500 bus to Glasgow, Dundas Street (Queen St Station), take the walk to Glasgow Queen Street, then take the train to Edinburgh.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Kirkwall to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Flights from Kirkwall to Edinburgh via Lerwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $500
Flights from Kirkwall to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
Train from Thurso to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Train from Inverness to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $65
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Bus operators
Stagecoach Orkney
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stromness, Travel Centre (Ferry Terminal) to Kirkwall, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Highlands
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Scrabster, Ferry Terminal to Inverness, Marks and Spencer (Monument)
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$39
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Scrabster, Ferry Terminal to Millburn, Morrisons
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$39
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Millburn, Morrisons to Glenrothes, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Glenrothes, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street (Scott Mon.) (at Book World)
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
NorthLink Ferries
Phone
+44 845 600 0449
Email
info@northlinkferries.co.uk
Website
northlinkferries.co.uk
Ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Scrabster 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 Hatston, Kirkwall Orkney Hatston Ferry Terminal to Aberdeen Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$25 - $30
Peak
$35 - $45

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