Travel to Orkney


Getting to Orkney can be easier and quicker than you may think.

Kirkwall airport, just outside the capital city, is open 7 days a week, and direct flights operate from Aberdeen (50 mins), Inverness (45 mins), Edinburgh and Glasgow(both 1hr 20 mins) with Loganair. Connections are available from other airports in the UK, Europe and around the world.*

We are able to recommend the best route for you and book airfares with Loganair and British Airways and book connections with most of the world’s major airlines including low-cost carriers like Easyjet.

We book a package for you combining flights, accommodation and car hire.

If you want to travel to Orkney by sea, there is a choice of routes we can book for you.

Northlink Ferries sailings

Aberdeen to Kirkwall

  • Journey time 6 hours
  • Frequency 2 – 4 times weekly, depending on season

Scrabster to Stromness

  • Journey time 90 minutes
  • Frequency 2 – 3 times daily, depending on season

On both these routes, you can either travel with your own car or as a foot passenger if you have travelled to the departure port with another method of transport.

Inter-island travel

Orkney is home to the world’s shortest scheduled flight!

Loganair operates flights between Kirkwall airport and the islands of Stronsay, Sanday, Westray, Papa Westray, North Ronaldsay and Eday.

For timetables, information and reservations

Telephone +44 (0) 1856 872494 or +44 (0) 1856 873457

or email orkneyres@loganair.co.uk

The world’s shortest scheduled flight is between Westray and Papa Westray.

Scheduled time is 2 minutes but has been achieved in 58 seconds!

Orkney Ferries operate 9 inter-island ferries connecting the Orkney Mainland and 13 other islands.

For information see www.orkneyferries.co.uk

Telephone +44 (0) 1856 872044

Please check you can comply with passport, visa and health requirements before booking.