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 8 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

$136 - $193

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Ferry, train  •  16 h 26 min

  1. Take the ferry from Hatston, Kirkwall Orkney Hatston Ferry Terminal to Aberdeen Ferry Terminal Nl2
  2. Take the train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  4. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer

$102 - $146

6 alternative options

Ferry, bus  •  13 h 52 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 Buchanan Bus Station G10
  4. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie 923

$108 - $137

Ferry, bus, train  •  14 h 4 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 train from Inverness to Glasgow Queen Street
  4. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie 923

$126 - $156

Ferry, bus via Halbeath, Park & Ride  •  14 h 46 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 Halbeath, Park & Ride M90
  4. Take the bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Buchanan Bus Station X27 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie 923

$120 - $151

Fly to Campbeltown, drive  •  11 h 36 min

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

$120 - $630

Fly to Glasgow, train  •  7 h 11 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

$141 - $340

Fly to Edinburgh, bus, train  •  8 h 1 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

$151 - $346

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stromness to Stranraer is to ferry and bus which costs £80 - £110 and takes 13 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stromness to Stranraer is to fly and train which costs £100 - £260 and takes 7 h 11 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 ferry and bus which takes 13 h 52 min and costs £80 - £110.

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It takes approximately 13 h 8 min to get from Stromness to Stranraer, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kirkwall Airport to Campbeltown Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Loganair offers flights from Kirkwall Airport to Campbeltown Airport.

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There are 122+ hotels available in Stranraer. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Stromness to Stranraer.
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  • Distance: 289.6 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 8 min

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

There is no direct connection from Stromness to Stranraer. However, you can take the ferry to Scrabster Ferry Terminal, take the drive to Aberdeen, Palmerston Road, take the bus to Aberdeen, Guild Street, take the walk to Aberdeen, take the train to Glasgow Queen Street, take the walk to Glasgow, Cathedral Street (Queen St Station), take the line 500 bus to Glasgow, Renfield Street (No 105), take the walk to Glasgow Central, take the train to Ayr, then take the train to Stranraer. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Stromness to Stranraer via Scrabster Ferry Terminal, Scrabster, Ferry Terminal, Inverness, Marks and Spencer (Monument), Inverness, Bus Station, and Buchanan Bus Station in around 13 h 52 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Kirkwall to Campbeltown via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Kirkwall to Campbeltown via Lerwick, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
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 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Flights from Kirkwall to Edinburgh via Lerwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $500
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 34 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
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Train from Ayr to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $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 Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Bus operators
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 Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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 - $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
4 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$25 - $30
Peak
$35 - $45

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