There are 8 ways to get from Stromness to Edinburgh by bus, train, car ferry, car, ferry 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.

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Bus, train  •  10h 28m

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

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Car ferry, train  •  11h 59m

  1. Take the car ferry from Kirkwall to Aberdeen
  2. Take the train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

£37 - £226

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Car ferry, drive  •  9h 50m

  1. Take the car ferry from Kirkwall to Aberdeen
  2. Drive from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

£43 - £79

Bus  •  10h 55m

  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 G90 / ...

Ferry, bus  •  12h 19m

  1. Take the ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Scrabster Ferry Terminal Nl1
  2. Take the bus from Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church to Inverness, Bus Station X99
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to West End, Queensferry Street M90 / ...

£58 - £83

Bus, fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 33m

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

Fly to Glasgow, train  •  5h 35m

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

£136 - £348

Fly to Newcastle, train  •  8h 17m

  1. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Newcastle (NCL) KOI - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh

£98 - £486

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stromness to Edinburgh is to car ferry and drive which costs £40 - £80 and takes 9h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Stromness to Edinburgh is to fly and train which costs £130 - £350 and takes 5h 35m.

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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 55m.

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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 28m and costs .

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It takes approximately 10h 28m 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: 10h 28m

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 55m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Kirkwall to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£210 - £550
Flights from Kirkwall to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £550
Flights from Kirkwall to Newcastle via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £310
Flights from Kirkwall to Newcastle via Lerwick, Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£100 - £470
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Kirkwall to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£210 - £550
Flights from Kirkwall to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £550
Flights from Kirkwall to Newcastle via Edinburgh, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £330
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £110
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £110
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£27 - £85
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£27 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £85
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£22 - £190
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£85 - £120
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£130 - £190
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £24
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£60 - £190
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£60 - £80
Anytime Day 1st Class
£130 - £190
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£60 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£120 - £180
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£40 - £44
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Seat
£40 - £44
Sleeper Berth Club Solo
£180 - £210
Sleeper Berth Classic
£75 - £100
Train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£38 - £42
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Seat
£38 - £42
Sleeper Berth Club Solo
£170 - £200
Sleeper Berth Classic
£55 - £75
TransPennine Express
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
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
John O'Groats Ferries
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 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£24 - £35
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to West End, Queensferry Street
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£25 - £35
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach Highlands
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£18 - £26
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Stagecoach Orkney
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stromness, Travel Centre to Kirkwall, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Stagecoach Orkney
Ferry operators
NorthLink Ferries
Phone
+44 845 600 0449
Email
info@northlinkferries.co.uk
Website
northlinkferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Kirkwall to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£20 - £40
Website
NorthLink Ferries
Low
£20 - £25
Peak
£31 - £36
Ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Scrabster Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
NorthLink Ferries
Low
£13 - £17
Peak
£16 - £19

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