There are 7 ways to get from Stromness to Dumfries 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 via Buchanan Bus Station  •  13 h 1 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 Buchanan Bus Station G10
  4. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) X74

$118 - $140

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Ferry, bus National Express  •  13 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, Scotland to Lockerbie, Scotland

$84 - $97

5 alternative options

Ferry, bus, train  •  13 h 15 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 train from Inverness to Glasgow Queen Street
  4. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) X74

$133 - $155

Ferry, bus, train via Aviemore, Station (Railway Station)  •  14 h 24 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 Aviemore, Station (Railway Station) 228 / ...
  4. Take the train from Aviemore to Glasgow Queen Street
  5. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Dumfries

$134 - $163

Ferry, train  •  15 h 6 min

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

$92 - $202

Bus, fly to Edinburgh, train, line 81 bus  •  6 h 8 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
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Lockerbie
  4. Take the line 81 bus from Lockerbie, Crown Inn (Goods Station Road) to Dumfries, Academy Street (Queensberry Street)

$150 - $347

Fly to Glasgow, train  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Glasgow (GLA) KOI - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Dumfries

$143 - $339

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stromness to Dumfries is to ferry and bus which costs £60 - £75 and takes 13 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stromness to Dumfries is to bus and fly and train and line 81 bus which costs £110 - £270 and takes 6 h 8 min.

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The distance between Stromness and Dumfries is 271 miles.

The best way to get from Stromness to Dumfries without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 13 h 1 min and costs £85 - £110.

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It takes approximately 13 h 1 min to get from Stromness to Dumfries, 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 220+ hotels available in Dumfries. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Stromness to Dumfries.
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  • Distance: 270.7 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 1 min

What companies run services between Stromness, Orkney Islands, Scotland and Dumfries, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Stromness to Dumfries. However, you can take the ferry to Scrabster Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal, take the bus to Inverness, Marks and Spencer (Monument), take the walk to Inverness, Bus Station, take the bus to Buchanan Bus Station, then take the bus to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances). Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Stromness to Dumfries via Scrabster Ferry Terminal, Scrabster, Ferry Terminal, Inverness, Marks and Spencer (Monument), Inverness, Glasgow Queen Street, and Buchanan Bus Station in around 13 h 15 min.

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 Inverness to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Aviemore to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Train from Glasgow Central to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $30
Train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Lockerbie
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Bus operators
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
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lockerbie, Crown Inn (Goods Station Road) to Dumfries, Academy Street (Queensberry Street)
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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 Inverness, Scotland to Lockerbie, Scotland
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Millburn, Morrisons to Aviemore, Station (Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
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
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 - $26
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$18 - $22
Peak
$22 - $26
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 - $31
Peak
$35 - $45

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