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There are 7 ways to get from Stromness to Dumfries by bus, train, ferry or plane

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Bus  •  12 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Inverness, Bus Station Jg2
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station G10
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands X74

$48 - $65

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Bus, train  •  14 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Inverness, Bus Station Jg2
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Haymarket
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Carlisle
  4. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

$81 - $172

Ferry, bus  •  14 h 33 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, Bus Station X99
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to West End, Queensferry Street M90 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street to Dumfries, Whitesands 102

Ferry, train  •  15 h 33 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 Haymarket
  4. Take the train from Haymarket to Carlisle
  5. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

$130 - $252

Ferry, train, bus  •  16 h 29 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
  3. Take the bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street to Dumfries, Whitesands 102

$65 - $157

Fly to Glasgow, train  •  6 h 33 min

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

$135 - $325

Fly to Edinburgh, train  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Edinburgh (EDI) KOI - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

$157 - $388

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stromness to Dumfries is to bus which costs £35 - £50 and takes 12 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stromness to Dumfries is to fly and train which costs £100 - £250 and takes 6 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stromness to Dumfries. However, there are services departing from Stromness, Travel Centre and arriving at Dumfries, Whitesands via Kirkwall, Travel Centre, Inverness, Bus Station and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 59 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 bus which takes 12 h 59 min and costs £35 - £50.

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It takes approximately 12 h 59 min to get from Stromness to Dumfries, including transfers.

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Stromness to Dumfries bus services, operated by John O'Groats Ferries, depart from Kirkwall, Travel Centre station.

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The quickest flight from Kirkwall Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Stromness to Dumfries bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Dumfries, Whitesands station.

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Loganair offers flights from Kirkwall Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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Map of how to get from Stromness to Dumfries.
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  • Distance: 270.7 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 59 min

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

You can take a bus from Stromness to Dumfries via Kirkwall, Travel Centre, Inverness, Bus Station, and Buchanan Bus Station in around 12 h 59 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Kirkwall to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Flights from Kirkwall to Edinburgh
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 Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Train from Thurso to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
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
Train from Glasgow Central to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $30
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$55 - $85
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Virgin West Coast Trains
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$25 - $40
Bus operators
John O'Groats Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)1955 611353
Website
jogferry.co.uk
Bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
jogferry.co.uk
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to West End, Queensferry Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street to Dumfries, Whitesands
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Stagecoach Highlands
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Scrabster, Ferry Terminal to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
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 4 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
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$25 - $30
Peak
$35 - $45

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