Complimentary Shuttle Bus Service
A shuttle bus service will operate from the Hatston Cruise Ship Berth to The Kirkwall Travel Centre which is located a 2 minute walk from the main shopping area. The service operates on a revolving basis from the time your ship arrives in port commencing at 0800hrs or if later, at the time of your arrival. The last shuttle normally operates from town 45 minutes prior to the scheduled cruise ship departure time. Please check shuttle operating times with your ship staff and with the Meet & Greet staff at the point of arrival.
Travelling Out of Town
There are a great many sights to visit outwith the towns and bus services regularly pass some of the main sites. Taxis will be happy to take you to any of the destinations you desire and some would even be reachable by cycle hire.
View the Bus Route X1 Timetable for buses from Kirkwall towards Finstown and Stromness or St Margarets Hope.
The chart below gives distances from Kirkwall to help you plan your own visit to some of the bigger attractions in Orkney.
|Standing Stones of Stenness||11m||17.7km|
|Ring of Brodgar||12m||19.3km|
|Skara Brae & Skaill House||17m||27.3km|
|Brough of Birsay||20.5m||33km|
|Corrigall Farm Museum||13m||21km|
|Kirbuster Farm Museum||17m||27.3km|
|Broch of Gurness||16m||25.7km|
|Orkney Fossil Centre||10.6m||17km|
|St Margaret’s Hope||15m||24.1km|
|Tomb of the Eagles||22m||35.4km|