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There are 8 ways to get from Stromness to Stranraer by ferry, car, train, bus or plane

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Ferry, drive, train  •  13 h 13 min

  1. Take the ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Scrabster Ferry Terminal Nl1
  2. Drive from Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Aberdeen, Palmerston Road
  3. Take the train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  5. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer

$134 - $192

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Bus  •  13 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Inverness, Bus Station Jg2
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station G10
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie 923

$51 - $70

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Bus, train  •  14 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Inverness, Bus Station Jg2
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Glasgow Queen Street
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  4. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer

$81 - $101

Ferry, bus, train  •  14 h 26 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, Bus Station X99
  3. Take the train from Inverness to Glasgow Queen Street
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer

Ferry, bus  •  20 h 12 min

  1. Take the ferry from Hatston, Kirkwall Orkney Hatston Ferry Terminal to Aberdeen Ferry Terminal Nl2
  2. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station G92 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands 102
  4. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Stranraer, Port Rodie 500 / ...

$72 - $112

Fly to Glasgow, train  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Glasgow (GLA) KOI - GLA
  2. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer

$133 - $326

Fly to Edinburgh, bus, train  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Edinburgh (EDI) KOI - EDI
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  4. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer

$145 - $329

Fly to Campbeltown, drive  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Campbeltown (CAL) KOI - CAL
  2. Drive from Campbeltown to Stranraer

$132 - $650

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stromness to Stranraer is to bus which costs £35 - £55 and takes 13 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stromness to Stranraer is to fly and train which costs £100 - £250 and takes 7 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stromness to Stranraer. However, there are services departing from Stromness, Travel Centre and arriving at Stranraer, Port Rodie via Kirkwall, Travel Centre, Inverness, Bus Station and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 39 min.

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The distance between Stromness and Stranraer is 290 miles.

The best way to get from Stromness to Stranraer without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 39 min and costs £35 - £55.

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It takes approximately 13 h 13 min to get from Stromness to Stranraer, including transfers.

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Stromness to Stranraer 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 Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Stromness to Stranraer bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Stranraer, Port Rodie station.

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Loganair offers flights from Kirkwall Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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Map of how to get from Stromness to Stranraer.
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  • Distance: 289.6 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 13 min

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

You can take a bus from Stromness to Stranraer via Kirkwall, Travel Centre, Inverness, Bus Station, and Buchanan Bus Station in around 13 h 39 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Kirkwall to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Flights from Kirkwall to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Flights from Kirkwall to Campbeltown via Lerwick, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Train from Ayr to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Train from Inverness to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $35
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
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
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 Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Megabus UK
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Stagecoach West 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
1 h 30 min
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
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$25 - $30
Peak
$35 - $45

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