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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from John o' Groats, Car Park to Kirkwall, Travel Centre Jg2

$26 - $27

2 alternative options

Line 77 bus, ferry, bus  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the line 77 bus from Wick, Bus Terminal to Gills, Ferry Terminal (Gills Bay Ferry Terminal) 77
  2. Take the ferry from Gills Bay Ferry Terminal to St Margarets Hope Ferry Terminal Pf1
  3. Take the bus from St Margarets Hope, Ferry terminal (Pier) to Kirkwall, Travel Centre X1

$28 - $32

Fly  •  4 h 37 min

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

$64 - $557

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

John O'Groats Ferries operates a bus from Wick to Kirkwall 3 times a day. Tickets cost $22 and the journey takes 1 h 45 min. Alternatively, 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
3 h 51 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Wick to Kirkwall via Aberdeen, Lerwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Bus operators
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 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
jogferry.co.uk
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Wick, Bus Terminal to Gills, Ferry Terminal (Gills Bay Ferry Terminal)
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from St Margarets Hope, Ferry terminal (Pier) to Kirkwall, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
Pentland Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)800 688 8998
Email
sales@pentlandferries.co.uk
Website
pentlandferries.co.uk
Ferry from Gills Bay Ferry Terminal to St Margarets Hope Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
pentlandferries.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Wick to Kirkwall?

The distance between Wick and Kirkwall is 61 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Wick to Kirkwall?

The cheapest way to get from Wick to Kirkwall is to bus which costs £18 - £20 and takes 3 h 14 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Wick to Kirkwall?

The quickest way to get from Wick to Kirkwall is to bus which takes 3 h 14 min and costs £18 - £20.

Is there a direct bus between Wick and Kirkwall?

No, there is no direct bus from Wick to Kirkwall. However, there are services departing from Wick, Bus Terminal and arriving at Kirkwall, Travel Centre via John o' Groats, Car Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 14 min.

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

It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Wick to Kirkwall, including transfers.