Getting to Orkney
Remote from the harassing turmoil of modern life, but easily accessible seven days a week - Orkney is nearer than you think.
By air, wonderful aerial views of the islands await you, with Flybe flights (operated by Loganair) from major British airports and good inbound links from European and North American destinations.
Arrive by car or on foot, by coach, train and ferry, journeying through the spectacular Highlands of Scotland, or sailing from Aberdeen - the experience will enchant.
Whether you travel by car, coach or train the main approach follows the A9 north through Scotland.
- Citylink from the main Scottish bus stations to Aberdeen and Scrabster that connect with the NorthLink Ferries. Scottish Citylink Coaches Ltd, t:08705 505050.
- Stagecoach operates a local service between Thurso and Gill's Bay to connect with Pentland Ferries.
- The Orkney Bus in partnership with John O'Groats Ferries, t:01955 611353.
- Inverness to Thurso (bus connection to Scrabster).
- Scotrail Railways Ltd, t:0845 7550033.
- Aberdeen - Kirkwall - Shetland (3/4 sailings per week).
- Scrabster - Stromness (2/3 sailings per day).
- Gills Bay - St Margaret's Hope (3/4 sailings per day).
- John O'Groats - Burwick, South Ronaldsay (May to September, passenger only service).
You can fly to Orkney with Flybe, t:0871 7002 000 - operated by Loganair, 7 days-a-week from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Shetland.
Mainland Scottish Airports have excellent UK and overseas flight connections.