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There are 2 ways to get from Stromness to Tongue by ferry or bus

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Ferry, bus  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Scrabster Ferry Terminal Nl1
  2. Take the bus from Thurso, Princes Street to Tongue, Kirkiboll Rd End 803

1 alternative option

Bus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to John o' Groats, Car Park Jg2
  2. Take the bus from Thurso, Princes Street to Tongue, Fire Station 803

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Stromness to Tongue station. However, there are services departing from Stromness, Travel Centre and arriving at Tongue, Fire Station via Kirkwall, Travel Centre, John o' Groats, Car Park and Thurso, Princes Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 3 min.

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The distance between Stromness and Tongue is 52 miles.

The best way to get from Stromness to Tongue without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 4 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to get from Stromness to Tongue, including transfers.

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Stromness to Tongue bus services, operated by John O'Groats Ferries, depart from Kirkwall, Travel Centre station.

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Stromness to Tongue bus services, operated by The Durness Bus, arrive at Tongue, Fire Station.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Tongue. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Stromness to Tongue.
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  • Distance: 52.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 59 min

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

You can take a bus from Stromness to Tongue via Kirkwall, Travel Centre, John o' Groats, Car Park, Thurso, St Peters Church, and Thurso, Princes Street in around 7 h 3 min.

Bus operators
The Durness Bus
Phone
01971 511 223
Email
info@thedurnessbus.com
Website
thedurnessbus.com
Bus from Thurso, Princes Street to Tongue, Kirkiboll Rd End
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
thedurnessbus.com
Bus from Thurso, Princes Street to Tongue, Fire Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 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 John o' Groats, Car Park
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
jogferry.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

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