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There are 4 ways to get from Stromness to Isle of Lewis (Island) by ferry, train, bus or plane

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Ferry, train, bus  •  11 h 22 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 to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal 804
  4. Take the ferry from Ullapool Ferry Terminal to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  11 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Inverness, Bus Station Jg2
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Marks and Spencer to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal 61 / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Ullapool Ferry Terminal to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal

$24 - $33

2 alternative options

Ferry, bus  •  13 h 29 min

  1. Take the ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Scrabster Ferry Terminal Nl1
  2. Take the bus from Thurso, Princes Street 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

Fly  •  6 h 9 min

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

$220 - $1,000

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stromness to Isle of Lewis (Island) is to bus and ferry which costs £18 - £26 and takes 11 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stromness to Isle of Lewis (Island) is to fly which costs £170 - £800 and takes 6 h 9 min.

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The distance between Stromness and Isle of Lewis (Island) is 129 miles.

The best way to get from Stromness to Isle of Lewis (Island) without a car is to ferry and train and bus which takes 11 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 22 min to get from Stromness to Isle of Lewis (Island), including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kirkwall Airport to Stornoway Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 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 116+ hotels available in Isle of Lewis (Island). Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Stromness to Isle of Lewis (Island).
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  • Distance: 129.1 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 22 min

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

Loganair and Flybe fly from Stromness to Stornoway 3 times a day.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Kirkwall to Stornoway via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Kirkwall to Stornoway via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Kirkwall to Stornoway via Inverness
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $1,000
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Kirkwall to Stornoway via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 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
$24 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Bus operators
The Durness Bus
Phone
01971 511 223
Email
info@thedurnessbus.com
Website
thedurnessbus.com
Bus from Lairg, Station to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
thedurnessbus.com
Bus from Thurso, Princes Street to Durness, Post Office
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
thedurnessbus.com
Bus from Durness, Post Office to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
thedurnessbus.com
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 Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
citylink.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 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$18 - $22
Peak
$21 - $25
Caledonian MacBrayne

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