Depending on your preference, or travel requirements, there are a number of different options in getting to Orkney.
Exploring Scotland by campervan or motorhome is a great way to see and enjoy all that Scotland has to offer. If you’re visiting us by campervan or motorhome, and if you’re new to holidaying this way in Scotland, then this guide to motorhoming in Scotland is a useful watch before you set off on your trip.
If you prefer to travel by ferry, there are three locations from which you can travel to Orkney. These are Aberdeen, Scrabster or, the farthest north, Gills Bay in Caithness.
The routes are more detailed below:
|Gills Bay||St Margaret’s Hope||Pentland Ferries|
|John O’ Groats||Burwick||John O’ Groats Ferries|
Should you wish to fly, Kirkwall airport provides easy access to the Orkney Islands from Scotland’s major cities, Shetland and Norway.
The Travel Centre, Kirkwall
Tel: 01856 872856
Stromness Ferry Terminal, Ferry Road, Stromness, KW16 3BH
For reservations and booking enquiries: 0800 111 4422
Pier Road, St Margaret’s Hope, Orkney, KW17 2SW
Head Office: 01856 831 226
John O’ Groats Ferries (passenger only ferry)
Ferry Office, John O’Groats, Caithness
Tel: 01955 611353
Tel: 01856 872420
Reservations Tel: 0344 800 2855
Calling from overseas? +44 141 642 9407
Peerie Sea Loan,
T: 01856 879 900
E: click here to email
|Monday||0630 – 2200|
|Tuesday||0630 – 2200|
|Wednesday||0630 – 2200|
|Thursday||0630 – 2200|
|Friday||0630 – 2200|
|Saturday||0845 – 2000|
|Sunday||0845 – 2000|