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There are 2 ways to get from Thurso to Hoy by ferry or bus

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Recommended option

Ferry  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the ferry from Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal Nl1
  2. Take the ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Moaness, North Hoy Orkney Ferry Terminal Of1

$24 - $35

1 alternative option

Bus, ferry  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church to John o' Groats, Car Park 80 / ...
  2. Take the bus from John o' Groats, Car Park to Kirkwall, Travel Centre Jg2
  3. Take the ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Moaness, North Hoy Orkney Ferry Terminal Of1

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thurso to Hoy is to ferry which costs £18 - £27 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thurso to Hoy is to ferry which costs £18 - £27 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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The distance between Thurso and Hoy is 19 miles.

The best way to get from Thurso to Hoy without a car is to ferry which takes 4 h 6 min and costs £18 - £27.

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It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to get from Thurso to Hoy, including transfers.

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There are 72+ hotels available in Hoy. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Thurso to Hoy.
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  • Distance: 19.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 6 min

What companies run services between Thurso, Scotland and Hoy, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Thurso to Hoy. However, you can take the bus to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Scrabster Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal, then take the ferry to Moaness, North Hoy Orkney Ferry Terminal. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Thurso to Hoy via John o' Groats, Car Park, Kirkwall, Travel Centre, Stromness, Travel Centre, and Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal in around 6 h 21 min.

Bus operators
Stagecoach Highlands
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church to John o' Groats, Car Park
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
John O'Groats Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)1955 611353
Website
jogferry.co.uk
Bus from John o' Groats, Car Park to Kirkwall, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 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 Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Stromness Orkney 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
Orkney Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)1856 872044
Email
info@orkneyferries.co.uk
Website
orkneyferries.co.uk
Ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Moaness, North Hoy Orkney Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
orkneyferries.co.uk

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