Orkney Islands Council
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Bus Timetables

Web accessible versions of the individual bus timetables are available from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page or from the Stagecoach website link available from the 'Related Sites' section of this page.

Timetables for independent operator travel information may be viewed from the 'Related Sites' section of this page. Should you require any further information, please contact the Transportation Team on 01856873535 or by email.

The current Transport Guide is available from the 'Related Links' section on this page.

Road works in Kirkwall – buses update

With the section of Junction Road between the mini roundabout and the Clay Loan expected to re-open to traffic on Monday evening (23 April), the Service 9 (town service) will start operating to its usual timetable from the following morning (Tuesday 24 April).

At the same time, Service 4 (Kirkwall Airport) will start operating a half hourly service once again.

It will operate via the Clay Loan, missing out the section of Junction Road and New Scapa Road between the bottom of the Clay Loan and the Forelands Road roundabout, while road works are carried out. This service may be subject to delays during this time.

Bus Route Details

  • Bus Route 2: Kirkwall to Houton Ferry.
  • Bus Route 3: Kirkwall to Deerness (via Tankerness).
  • Bus Route 4: Kirkwall to Kirkwall Airport.
  • Bus Route 5: Stromness to Houton Ferry.
  • Bus Route 6: Kirkwall to Tingwall Ferry (Evie).
  • Bus Route 7: Kirkwall to Birsay (via Dounby).
  • Bus Route 8: Stromness Academy to Guardhouse Park.
  • Bus Route 8S: Kirkwall to Skara Brae.
  • Bus Route 9: - Kirkwall Town Service.
  • Bus Route X1: (St Margaret’s Hope - Kirkwall - Finstown - Stromness).
  • Bus Route X1: (Stromness – Finstown – Kirkwall – St Margaret’s Hope).
  • Bus Route X10: Hatston Ferry Link to Stromness.

Public Bus Services

Stagecoach is the current operator of public bus services on the Orkney mainland. To contact Stagecoach, please Telephone 01856878014.

Traveline Scotland

Traveline Scotland provide accurate and up to date information to get you to your destination by the quickest public transport mode. Find out more at the Traveline Scotland website, available from the Related Sites section, or contact 08712002233.