Orkney Islands Council
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Isles Bus Services

Eday Bus

This service will operate on Thursdays to link with the arrival and departure times of the ferry. As this is an on-demand service, passengers must book in advance on 01857622206. Bookings are made on a first come-first served basis, and the service will operate as near to the booking requests as possible, with connections to the ferries given a priority.

Rousay Bus

This service will operate on Thursdays between 07:00 and 19:00 throughout the island. The service will run-on-demand, and passengers should book in advance on 01856821360. Bookings must be made by 19:00 the day before travel. Bookings are made on a first come-first served basis, and the service will operate as near to the booking requests as possible, with connections to and from ferries given a priority.

Sanday Bus

The Sanday bus operates daily, meeting every ferry arrival at Loth Pier from 2 May until 27 September.  Booking is advisable as the bus carries a maximum of 16 passengers. The on-demand service to Loth Pier for ferry departures always requires prior booking.  Pick up and drop off can be arranged at any roadside location on the island. Outwith the dates above, the Sanday Bus operates an on-demand service only. For all bookings, please call 01857600438 or 07513084777 before 18:00 the evening before travel.

Westray Bus

The bus service on Westray provides a connection with ferry arrivals and departures at Rapness Pier (for Orkney Mainland). During the winter months, all connections to/from Rapness must be pre-booked. The service can be booked by contacting 07789034289 or 01857677758. For further information on the Westray Bus Service see the link within Related Sites below.

These services are available to everyone, and Scotland-Wide Free Bus Cards are accepted for free travel. Otherwise, fares are charged at the same rate as all other bus services in Orkney, based on the distance between where users board and alight the bus (via the shortest road distance). Return fares are 1.5 times the single and children under 5 travel for free.