Getting Here

Take the train to Aberdeen or Thurso. From Thurso it's a quick bus ride to Scrabster ferry terminal. 

You can fly year round direct to Kirkwall from Inverness, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Edinburgh

Book with Northlink Ferries for sailings from Aberdeen and Scrabster to Stromness. 

Wake up in Scotland by using the Caledonian Sleeper train which goes from London to Aberdeen and Inverness (change at Inverness for Thurso).

Additionally in the summer you can fly direct from Manchester.

To book flights to Kirkwall visit

You can take your car on the ferry to Orkney from Aberdeen, Scrabster and Gills Bay. 

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The ferry comes to North Ronaldsay once a week in winter

Friday: 30th September - 20th December 2019

Saturday: 28th December - 7th March 2020

Friday: 13th March - 1st May 2020

In summer the ferry comes twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Those who have driven to Orkney can book their car onto the ferry. Further information on timetables and booking on their website 

Book with Northlink Ferries for sailings from Aberdeen and Scrabster to Stromness, or with Pentland Ferries for Gill Bay to St Magaret's Hope on South Ronaldsay (linked to Orkney mainland by causeways).

Fly and get a stunning birds eye view over the archipelago

Sail with Orkney Ferries

There are up to 3 flights a day in the 8 seater plane. Luggage allowance is 15kg. To book flights to North Ronaldsay visit

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