There are 3 ways to get from Wick to Kirkwall by bus, ferry, train or plane

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Bus, ferry  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Wick, Bus Terminal to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal X99 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal Nl1

$33 - $40

2 alternative options

Train, ferry, bus  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Wick to Thurso
  2. Take the ferry from Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal Nl1
  3. Take the bus from Stromness, Travel Centre (Ferry Terminal) to Kirkwall, Travel Centre X1 / ...

$35 - $44

Fly  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Wick (WIC) to Kirkwall (KOI) WIC - KOI

$67 - $557

Questions & Answers

The distance between Wick and Kirkwall is 38 miles.

The best way to get from Wick to Kirkwall without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 3 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Wick to Kirkwall, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Wick Airport to Kirkwall Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Flybe and Loganair offer flights from Wick Airport to Kirkwall Airport.

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There are 76+ hotels available in Kirkwall. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Wick to Wick Airport is to line 82 bus which takes 6 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Wick to Kirkwall.
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  • Distance: 38 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 55 min

What companies run services between Wick, Scotland and Kirkwall, Scotland?

Loganair and Flybe fly from Wick to Kirkwall 3 times a day.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Wick to Kirkwall via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Wick to Kirkwall via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Wick to Kirkwall via Aberdeen, Lerwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Wick to Thurso
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $10
Bus operators
Stagecoach Highlands
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Wick, Bus Terminal to Scrabster, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Orkney
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stromness, Travel Centre (Ferry Terminal) to Kirkwall, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$18 - $22
Peak
$21 - $25

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