There are 4 ways to get from Stromness to Isle of Lewis by ferry, train, bus 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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Ferry, train, bus  •  11 h 21 min

  1. Take the ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Scrabster Ferry Terminal Nl1
  2. Take the train from Thurso to Lairg
  3. Take the bus from Lairg, Station (Railway Station) to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal 804
  4. Take the ferry from Ullapool Ferry Terminal to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal

$71 - $92

3 alternative options

Ferry, bus via Inverness, Marks and Spencer (Monument)  •  12 h 22 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 Ullapool, Ferry Terminal 961 / ...
  4. Take the ferry from Ullapool Ferry Terminal to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal

$83 - $100

Ferry, bus  •  13 h 14 min

  1. Take the ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Scrabster Ferry Terminal Nl1
  2. Take the bus from Thurso, Princes Street (Taxi Rank) to Durness, Post Office 803
  3. Take the bus from Durness, Post Office to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal 804
  4. Take the ferry from Ullapool Ferry Terminal to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal

$89 - $100

Fly  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Stornoway (SYY) KOI - SYY

$237 - $1,017

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stromness to Isle of Lewis is to ferry and train and bus which costs £50 - £70 and takes 11 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stromness to Isle of Lewis is to fly which costs £180 - £800 and takes 6 h 6 min.

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The distance between Stromness and Isle of Lewis is 123 miles.

The best way to get from Stromness to Isle of Lewis without a car is to ferry and train and bus which takes 11 h 21 min and costs £50 - £70.

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It takes approximately 11 h 21 min to get from Stromness to Isle of Lewis, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kirkwall Airport to Stornoway Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Flybe and Loganair offer flights from Kirkwall Airport to Stornoway Airport.

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There are 119+ hotels available in Isle of Lewis. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Stromness to Isle of Lewis.
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  • Distance: 123.2 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 21 min

What companies run services between Stromness, Orkney Islands, Scotland and Isle of Lewis, Scotland?

Loganair and Flybe fly from Stromness to Isle of Lewis 5 times a day.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Kirkwall to Stornoway via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Kirkwall to Stornoway via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Kirkwall to Stornoway via Inverness
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $1,000
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Kirkwall to Stornoway via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Thurso to Lairg
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Bus operators
The Durness Bus
Phone
01971 511 223
Email
info@thedurnessbus.com
Website
thedurnessbus.com
Bus from Lairg, Station (Railway Station) to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
thedurnessbus.com
Bus from Thurso, Princes Street (Taxi Rank) to Durness, Post Office
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
thedurnessbus.com
Bus from Durness, Post Office to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
thedurnessbus.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
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
D + E Coaches
Phone
01463 222 444
Email
info@decoaches.co.uk
Website
decoaches.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
decoaches.co.uk
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
Caledonian MacBrayne

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