Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland – Travel & Finding The Ship In Port
Kirkwall, Orkney Travel And Finding The Ship In Port
Flights to Orkney
Direct flights to Orkney are provided by both Loganair and FlyBe from Manchester, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness. There are lots of on direct flights. A flight checker such as Skyscanner might be helpful to find your flight.
Travelling By Train
You can take the train to Thurso, the route is recommended for it’s scenery. You can then catch a taxi or bus for the short journey to Scrabster where the a ferry goes Stromness. There are fairly frequent buses from Stromness to Kirkwall.
Ferries to Orkney
Pentland Ferries operates across the Pentland Firth from Gills Bay in Caithness to St Margaret’s Hope in South Ronaldsay, Orkney. For travel on public transport check Pentland Ferries page showing connections.
Northlink Ferries has services from Scrabster (near Thurso) to Stromness – 90 minutes, and also from Aberdeen to Kirkwall – 6 hours,
There is a train station at Thurso and a bus from Stromness to Kirkwall.
Jog Ferry has services from John O’Groats to Burwick twice a day – 40 minutes
It looks like there are buses from John O’Groats to Wick and Thurso which are the two closest train stations.
It also looks like there is a bus from Burwick to Kirkwall.
Finding The Ship In Port
Google Map (below)
The exact location of Trinovante is finalised only on arrival in port. Assuming we have internet coverage we then email joining crew and update the Google Map below. This map gives you enough information to plan your travel and familiarise yourself with the area but remember we may be on a different pontoon or quay on the day. You can always phone us to check.
Find Trinovante Using AIS
You can also follow Trinovante on AIS which will give an accurate location of our position in port. Vessel Finder is just one web site that provides free AIS ship tracking. Many of our crew now use AIS apps on their smart phones to find us.
We do our very best to provide accurate travel information on this page but it is not guaranteed to be correct or up to date. Travel options mentioned are not the only options available and do not necessarily represent the best, cheapest, most convenient, reliable, secure, safest or quickest options for you. You are solely responsible for arranging your own travel to and from Trinovante. SchoonerSail accepts no responsibility for the use of travel information on this web site.
If you find any errors in this travel information or have a tip to contribute that would be useful for your fellow crew we would be delighted if you let us know.