Ferry in Orkney

Northlink Ferries

Operates ferries from Scrabster to Stromness (passenger/car £19.40/59, 1½ hours, two to three daily), from Aberdeen to Kirkwall (passenger/car £31.50/111, six hours, three or four weekly) and from Kirkwall to Lerwic…
Ferry in Orkney

John O'Groats Ferries

Passenger-only service from John O’Groats to Burwick, on the southern tip of South Ronaldsay, with connecting buses to Kirkwall. A 40-minute crossing, with two to three departures daily. Also has a connecting bus se…
Ferry in Orkney

Pentland Ferries

These leave from Gills Bay, 3 miles west of John O’Groats, and head to St Margaret’s Hope on South Ronaldsay three to four times daily. The crossing takes a little over an hour. At the time of research, the road-equ…
Airline in Orkney

Loganair Inter-Isles Air Service

Loganair operates interisland flights from Kirkwall to Eday, Stronsay, Sanday, Westray, Papa Westray and North Ronaldsay. Fares are reasonable, with some special discounted tickets if you stay a night on the outer i…
Car Rental in Lerwick

Grantfield Garage

Generally the cheapest of Lerwick's three main car hire firms, it's a short walk towards town from Holmsgarth Terminal. It can sometimes deliver to the airport, and also hires out bikes.
Airline in Shetland


Flies daily between Sumburgh (25 miles south of Lerwick) to Aberdeen, Kirkwall, Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and has summer services to Manchester and Bergen (Norway).
Ferry in Kirkwall

Northern Islands Ferries Pier

Ferries to Orkney's northern islands depart from this pier in the centre of Kirkwall. The Orkney Ferries Office here sells tickets.
Airline in Orkney


Loganair connects Kirkwall with Shetland, Aberdeen, Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow. There are summer services to Manchester, Fair Isle and Bergen (Norway).
Bus in Orkney


Runs buses on Mainland and connecting islands. Most don’t operate on Sunday. Dayrider (£8.65) and 7-Day Megarider (£19.25) tickets allow unlimited travel.
Ferry in Lerwick

Northlink Ferries

Runs car ferries between Lerwick and Kirkwall in Orkney. It also runs overnight car ferries from Aberdeen to Lerwick, leaving Aberdeen at 5pm or 7pm.