There are 3 ways to get from Stromness to Kirkwall by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  29 min

  1. Take the bus from Stromness, Travel Centre (Ferry Terminal) to Kirkwall, West Tankerness Lane 7 / ...

$7

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Stromness to Kirkwall 15.1 miles

$40 - $50

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Stromness to Kirkwall 15.1 miles

$3 - $5

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The cheapest way to get from Stromness to Kirkwall is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stromness to Kirkwall is to taxi which costs £30 - £40 and takes 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stromness, Travel Centre (Ferry Terminal) and arriving at Kirkwall, West Tankerness Lane. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 29 min.

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The distance between Stromness and Kirkwall is 12 miles. The road distance is 15.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Stromness to Kirkwall without a car is to bus which takes 29 min and costs £5.

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The bus from Stromness, Travel Centre (Ferry Terminal) to Kirkwall, West Tankerness Lane takes 29 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Stromness to Kirkwall bus services, operated by Stagecoach Orkney, depart from Stromness, Travel Centre (Ferry Terminal) station.

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Stromness to Kirkwall bus services, operated by Stagecoach Orkney, arrive at Kirkwall, West Tankerness Lane station.

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Map of how to get from Stromness to Kirkwall.
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  • Distance: 12.3 miles
  • Duration: 29 min

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

Stagecoach Orkney operates a bus from Stromness to Kirkwall every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $7 and the journey takes 29 min.

Bus operators
Stagecoach Orkney
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stromness, Travel Centre (Ferry Terminal) to Kirkwall, West Tankerness Lane
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Stromness to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Orkney Taxis
Phone
+44 1856 875511
Website
orkneytaxis.co.uk
Craigies Taxis
Phone
+44 1856 878787
Website
craigiestaxis.co.uk

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