Kirkwall is within the Orkney Islands council area, a sample local postcode is KW15 1PN. Shown below is information about bus, express coach and rail transport (plus a few other local facilities) around Kirkwall.





bus stops


Bus and coach Services

 Bus and coach Services
There are 52 local bus services from Kirkwall, listed here.

A list of destinations is shown further down this page. Click here for a list of the local transport providers. For more comprehensive information about the local transport facilities (including a listing of bus stops) click here.
Click here to book Megabus services from Kirkwall.

Train Services

  Train Services
To get to the nearest train station , look for bold names in the 'Destinations by local bus' list below.

Click here for train bookings and services from the nearest station to Kirkwall.


A map of Kirkwall can be found here. To buy local maps of Kirkwall click here. You can also obtain an Ordnance Survey map centered on Kirkwall.


Various accommodation is available local to Kirkwall such as Premier Inn and Travelodge. Also holiday cottages are available, for other accommodation options, click here.

Other local services

Local hospitals with transport services include:
    Kirkwall, Balfour Hospital
Kirkwall has a Tesco served by bus services.Other local services
Advice about attractions and hotels near Kirkwall from Trip Advisor is available here, taxis can be booked here. Books about Kirkwall are available here.

Google Earth

Google Earth
A KML file for Kirkwall's transport services is available here. This can be loaded into the Google Earth client (downloadable for free here) if you have it.
Please read the notes on data accuracy.

Map of Bus services from Kirkwall

Map of Bus services from Kirkwall Map of bus services from Kirkwall 

Destinations by direct local bus from Kirkwall.
Destinations shown in bold offer access to express coach or train services.
Click on any place name below to get details of the local bus service from Kirkwall:

   Stromness, Academy
   Kirkwall, Balfour Hospital
   South Ronaldsay, Burwick
   Kirkwall, Grammar School
   Stromness, Hamnavoe Estate
   Orphir, Hobbister
   Houton Ferry
   Kirkwall Airport
   Lamb Holm
   St Ola, Riding School
   Ring Of Brodgar
   Skara Brae
   South Ronaldsay
   St Margarets Hope
   Holm, St Marys
   St Ola
   Kirkwall, Tesco

Transport facilities

 Place nameDescriptionNumber of services
 Kirkwall, West Tankerness Lane  West Tankerness Lane, lane 19 
 Kirkwall, St Magnus centre  St Magnus centre, St Magnus Centre, Palace Road 
 Kirkwall, Papdale East  Otterswick, Lambaness, Otterswick Crescent 
 Kirkwall, Laverock Road  Laverock Road, Junction Laverock Road, Pipersquoy Road 
 Kirkwall, Wasdale Crescent  Wasdale Crescent, End of Wasdale crescent, Islands View Road 
 Kirkwall, Kirklands Road  Kirklands Road, Quoybanks Crescent Junction 
 Kirkwall, Post Office  Post Office, Opposite the Post Office, Junction Road 
 Kirkwall, Shapinsay Slip  Shapinsay Slip, Shore Street 
 Kirkwall, North Isles Ferry Terminal  North Isles Ferry Terminal, Kirkwall Pier and Harbour, Shore Street 
 Kirkwall, Hatston Bus Garage  Hatston Bus Garage, Crowness Crescent 
 Kirkwall, Hordaland  Hordaland, Bignold park, The Meadows 
 Kirkwall, Travel Centre  Travel Centre, West Castle Street 21 
 Kirkwall, Rope Walk  Rope Walk, Watson Drive 
 Kirkwall, Earl Thorfinn Street  Earl Thorfinn Street, Junction with Earl Thorfinn street, Clay Loan 
 Kirkwall, Lynn Road  Lynn Road, Junction with Lynn Road, Deerness Road 
 Kirkwall, High Street  High Street, Hornersquoy, Wellington Street 
 Kirkwall, Highland Park Car Park  Highland Park Car Park, Distillery, A961 
 Kirkwall, Supermarkets  Supermarkets 19 
 Kirkwall, Langskaill Court  Langskaill Court, Youth Hostel, Old Scapa Road 
 Kirkwall, Ferry Terminal  Ferry Terminal, Orkney Ferries Office, Shore Street 
 Kirkwall, Strynd  Strynd, Council Offices, School Place 
 Kirkwall, Manse Road  Manse Road, Laverock Road 
 Kirkwall, Hatston Park  Hatston Park, Bus Shelter 11 
 Kirkwall, Quoybanks Crescent  Quoybanks Crescent, Top Quoybanks Crescent, Holm Road 
 Kirkwall, Kirkwall Hotel  Kirkwall Hotel, Harbour Street 
 Kirkwall, Ayre Hotel  Ayre Hotel, Harbour Street 
 Kirkwall, Fairwinds  Fairwinds, Houses, Berstane Loan 
 Kirkwall, Meadowbank  Meadowbank, Thoms Street 
 Kirkwall, Viewfield Drive  Ingavoe Drive, Road end, Berstane Road 
 Kirkwall, Soulisquoy Loan  Soulisquoy Place, Glaitness Road 
 Kirkwall, Clay Loan  Clay Loan, King Hakkon Street 
 Kirkwall, Clumly Avenue  Clumly Avenue, Islands View Road 
 Kirkwall, Grainbank Road End  Grainbank Road End 15 
 Kirkwall, Pickaquoy Loan  Glaitness School 19 
 Kirkwall, Pickaquoy Leisure Centre  Pickaquoy Leisure Centre 19 
 Kirkwall, Peerie Sea Loan  Peerie Sea Loan, Road End 19 
 Kirkwall, Ayre Mills  Ayre Mills, Ayre Road 
 Kirkwall, Bellevue Park  Bellevue Park, Road End, Inganess Road 
 Kirkwall, Papdale Place  Papdale Place, Road End, The Meadows 
 Kirkwall, Mooney Drive  Hermaness, Road End, Marwick Drive 
 Kirkwall, Ronaldsvoe  Ronaldsvoe, Road End, Muir Drive 
 Kirkwall, Easdale Close  Easdale Close, Road End, Easdale Loan 
 Kirkwall, Upper Crantit Road  Upper Crantit Road, Road End, Holm Branch Road 
 Kirkwall, Craigiefield Park  Craigiefield Park, Road end, Craigiefield Road 
 Kirkwall, Weyland Farm  Weyland Farm, Work Road 
 Kirkwall, Deerness Road  Deerness Road, Rope Walk 
 Kirkwall, Craigiefield  Craigiefield, Craigiefield Road 
 Kirkwall, Mount drive  Cromwell Road, Road End, Shore Street 
 Kirkwall, Skail Road  Skail Road, Road End, Islands View Road 
 Kirkwall, Weyland Park  Weyland Park, Road End, Cromwell Road 
 Kirkwall, Earl Thorphin Street  Earl Thorfinn Street, Road End, Clay Loan 
 Kirkwall, Papdale Hostel  Carters Park Road, Road End, Berstane Road 
 Kirkwall, Broad Street  Broad Street, Bank 
 Kirkwall, Harbour Street  Harbour Street, Kirkwall Hotel 
 Kirkwall, Orkney Ferries Office  Orkney Ferries Office, Shore Street 
 Kirkwall, Crantit Dairy Road End  Crantit Dairy Road End, New Scapa Road 
 Kirkwall, Heilandi Pratice  Heilendi Pratice, Practice, Scapa Crescent 
 Kirkwall, Heilandi Practice  Heilendi Practice, Scapa Crescent 
 Kirkwall, Annfield Crescent  Annfield Crescent, Road End, Berstane Road 
 Kirkwall, Orkney Golf Club  Orkney Golf Club 10 
 Kirkwall, Repeater Road  Repeater Road, Road End, Berstane Loan 
 Kirkwall, Reid Crescent Path  Reid Crescent Path, Berstane Road 
 Kirkwall, New Balfour Hospital  New Balfour Hospital, New Scapa Road 
 Kirkwall, Hospital Entrance  Hospital Entrance, Scapa Court 
 Kirkwall, MacMillan  MacMillan, Foreland Road 
 Kirkwall, Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal  Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal 
 Kirkwall, Shapinsay Ferry Terminal  Kirkwall Shapinsay Ferry Terminal 
 Kirkwall, Kirkwall Shapinsay Ferry Terminal  Kirkwall Shapinsay Ferry Terminal, - 

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