Orkney Islands Council
Working together for a better Orkney

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Travel Timetables

Timetables for independant operator travel information may be viewed by clicking on the 'Related Sites' section at the left hand side of this page (scroll down past the blue menu). Should you require any further information, please contact the Transportation Team on 01856 873535 or by e-mail.

The current Transport Guide is available to download via the 'Related Downloads' section on this page. This document is not currently web accessible; however a fully web accessible version is being worked on, and should be available shortly.

Public Bus Services

Stagecoach in Orkney - operator of public bus services on the Orkney mainland. For timetable information, please click on the Stagecoach Bus Timetable link under the 'Related Sites' section. Or, call Stagecoach on Tel: (01856) 878014.


Flexible West Mainland Route

Orkney Community Transport Organisation (OCTO) - operator of the flexible west mainland route. For further information please click on the timetable link within Related Links or Tel: 01856 871515.

For further information visit the OCTO website, available from Related Sites.


Inter-Island Air Service

Loganair operate the Orkney Inter-Island service, which includes flights from Kirkwall to the North Isles. For timetable information please visit the Loganair website, available from Related Sites.

For flight information or to make a reservation please contact Loganair's local offices on 01856 872494 or 01856 873457 or e-mail.


External Air Service

Flybe in association with franchise partner Loganair, provide air services across the Highlands and Islands. Flights between Kirkwall and Sumburgh, Inverness, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow are available. Please click on the link within the Related Downloads section to view the winter 2010/11 timetable.

For further information please visit the Flybe website, available from the Related Sites, or call the Flybe call centre on 0871 700 2000

Air Discount Scheme

The ADS scheme provides 40% off flights to the Scottish Mainland and other eligible areas in the Highlands and Islands. The ADS scheme is available to anyone whose main residence is Orkney. To make a booking visit the ADS website, available from Related Sites, or contact the ADS call centre on 0844 800 2855.


Internal Ferry Service

Orkney Ferries operate a dedicated inter-island ferry service between Orkney’s mainland and the thirteen island destinations. For timetable information please visit the Orkney Ferries website, available from Related Sites, or telephone 01856 872044 or 0800 011 3648.


External Ferry Service

  • Aberdeen – Kirkwall – Lerwick
  • Scrabster/Stromness

NorthLink Ferries, travel to Orkney and Shetland from Aberdeen to Lerwick with four of these sailings going via Kirkwall. In addition, choose from up to three sailings a day from Scrabster to Stromness. To view the timetable visit the NorthLink website, available from Related Sites, or call 0845 6000 449 for further information.

  • St Margaret’s Hope to Gills Bay

Pentland Ferries operate a frequent service from Gills Bay in Caithness to St Margaret’s Hope for timetable information please visit the Pentland Ferries website, available from Related Sites, or telephone 0800 688 8998 for reservations. For general enquiries please contact 01856 831226 in St Margaret's Hope or 01955 611 773 in Gill's Bay.


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 0871 200 22 33.