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Please note that guides are not travel agents and cannot book flights for you; a few guides are Package Tour Operators in their own right and may organise other forms of travel to Orkney (but please check with your guide that they have the appropriate insurance to carry put this function). All of our guides would be able to offer advice on the best routes to take.



Arrival by ferry:  


Northlink Ferries sail from Scrabster near Thurso to Stromness and also from Aberdeen to Kirkwall. The Kirkwall - Aberdeen sailing makes good connections with rail services & is probably the best route if you are using public transport, but arrives very late at night in Kirkwall and is overnight going south.  


Pentland Ferries Ltd sail from Gill's Bay near Thurso to St. Margaret's Hope.


John o’ Groats Ferries: summer sailings and foot passengers only from John O' Groats to Burwick



Arrival by air:


Loganair flies to Orkney from all Scottish airports.


British Airways  have a codeshare agreement with Loganair, which means you can book a through flight to Kirkwall with BA.


Easyjet fly into Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh, whilst Ryanair flies into Glasgow



Further Information:


VisitOrkney has up-to-date information on travel to and accommodation in Orkney.