Getting Around in Orkney

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The outer islands of Orkney have an addictive attraction.  Some are inhabited and others are a unique haven for wildlife.

The Churchill Barriers

The Churchill Barriers

The southern isles of Burray and South Ronaldsay are linked by the Churchill Barriers and all of the other Orkney islands are easy to get to by air or sea.

Orkney Ferries operate services from Kirkwall, Stromness, Tingwall and Houton and Loganair gives access by air to six of the islands.

You can even hire or take your own private charter and cruise the islands’ bays.

Useful information

Air Travel

Loganair Ltd

Tel: 01856 872494 or 873457.  E.mail:

Sea Travel

Orkney Ferries Ltd

Tel: 01856 872044.  E.mail:


Bob’s Taxis – Kirkwall

Taxi and 7 seater available. Tours to local sites of interest. Left luggage facility.  Full disabled access.
Tel: 01856 876543  Fax: 01856 877558

Brass’s Taxis – Stromness

Taxis and MPV available. Tours to sites of interest. Also cycle hire.
Tel / Fax: 01856 850750

Buses / Coaches


Operate bus services all around the island.  Also coach hire and tours in the summer.
Tel: 01856 870340 / 871515   e.mail:

Maynes Coaches Ltd

Executive coach hire.
Tel: 01856 831333   Fax: 01542 833572.  E.mail:

Disabled Transport

Orkney Disability Forum & Dial a Bus

Disabled transport, wheelchairs and shop mobility scooters.
Tel: 01856 870340/871515.   E.mail:

Tourist Information

Eday Tourist Association
Sanday Tourist Association
Visit Rousay
Westray & Papa Westray Tourist Association

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