Travel from Thurso to Kirkwall

Bus or fly from Thurso to Kirkwall?

You can take a bus from Thurso to Kirkwall via John o' Groats, Car Park in around 3 h 40 min. Alternatively, Eastern Airways, Flybe and Loganair fly from Thurso to Kirkwall twice daily.

How to get from Thurso to Kirkwall

ModeDurationPrice
From Scrabster, Pentland View Nursing Home bus to Scrabster Ferry Terminal, ferry to Stromness, Travel Centre (Ferry Terminal), then bus to Kirkwall, Travel Centre.3 h 26 min£21
From Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church (Bus Shelter) bus to John o' Groats, Car Park then bus to Kirkwall, Travel Centre.3 h 40 min£20
From Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church (Bus Shelter) line 81 bus to Wick airport, fly to Kirkwall airport, then line 4 bus to Kirkwall.4 h 46 min£192

How long does it take to get from Thurso to Kirkwall?

It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to get from Thurso to Kirkwall, including transfers.

Is there a direct bus between Thurso and Kirkwall?

No, there is no direct bus from Thurso to Kirkwall. However, there are services departing from Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church (Bus Shelter) and arriving at Kirkwall, Travel Centre via John o' Groats, Car Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

Operators from Thurso to Kirkwall

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Stagecoach UKStagecoach UK
NorthLink Ferries+44 845 600 0449NorthLink Ferries
John O'Groats Ferries+44 (0)1955 611353John O'Groats Ferries
Eastern AirwaysEastern Airways
FlybeFlybe
LoganairLoganair