Orkney Islands Council
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Bus Timetables

Changes to bus service during May, June and July 2018

There will be changes to public bus services during May, June and July as the Council carries out vital surface dressing works across Orkney.

Roads will be closed in both directions for a time while surface dressing is carried out - meaning bus routes will be affected during the hours of work.

The 'Changes to bus services May, June and July 2018' document available from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page advises on diversions that will be taken by relevant buses during road closures. It is presented in the order surface dressing work is expected to take place. Look out for regular updates from us throughout the coming weeks about the areas we’re working on and moving to next.

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.

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.