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.
Destinations And Operators Direct Flights From Kirkwall Airport
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.
Check sites like Scotrail or The Train Line for tickets.
Ferrys to Orkney
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.