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

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  •  3h 55m

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

$109 - $281

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Inverness, Bus Station Jg2
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Edinburgh

$30 - $65

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Fly to Glasgow, train  •  5h 16m

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

$126 - $314

Bus  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Inverness, Bus Station Jg2
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station M90 / ...

$30 - $45

Ferry, train  •  11h 36m

  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

$82 - $144

Ferry, train via Aberdeen Ferry Terminal  •  12h 19m

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

$50 - $137

Ferry, bus, night train  •  12h 18m

  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 night train from Inverness to Perth
  4. Take the bus from Perth, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street X56

$76 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stromness to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £25 - £35 and takes 10h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Stromness to Edinburgh is to bus and fly which costs £80 - £220 and takes 3h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stromness to Edinburgh station. However, there are services departing from Stromness, Travel Centre and arriving at Edinburgh, Bus Station via Kirkwall, Travel Centre and Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 25m.

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The distance between Stromness and Edinburgh is 209 miles.

The best way to get from Stromness to Edinburgh without a car is to bus and train which takes 10h 10m and costs £24 - £50.

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It takes approximately 3h 55m to get from Stromness to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Stromness to Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Stromness to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Bus Station.

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Loganair offers flights from Kirkwall Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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Map of how to get from Stromness to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 209.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 55m

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

You can take a bus from Stromness to Edinburgh via Kirkwall, Travel Centre and Inverness, Bus Station in around 10h 25m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Kirkwall to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Flights from Kirkwall to Edinburgh via Lerwick
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $500
Flights from Kirkwall to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Inverness to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Thurso to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 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
3h 22m
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
2h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$25 - $40
Night train from Inverness to Perth
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$191
Sleeper Seat
$24 - $35
Bus operators
Stagecoach Orkney
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stromness, Travel Centre to Kirkwall, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach Orkney
John O'Groats Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)1955 611353
Website
jogferry.co.uk
Bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
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 Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach Highlands
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Scrabster, Ferry Terminal to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Perth, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
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
1h 30m
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
7h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$25 - $30
Peak
$35 - $45

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