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An excellent Public Travel Information service which provides impartial journey planning information about all public transport services: buses, coaches, trains, ferries, trams, metro and underground - throughout England, Wales and Scotland. Enquiries can be made for journeys between any two places in the UK, and you can plan many journeys by entering postcodes and addresses. It does everything except prices!
Nationwide Live Departure Board site for most stations in UK. Good site. Search for your station by region on the map and then alphabetically. Easy to do! We have found that the train ticket prices quoted are some the best available.
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Order a taxi with a freephone number. From UK only. It auto-connects you to your local National CabLine Member. 0845 017 1211


Craigies Taxis

58 Junction Rd, Kirkwall KW15 1AG, UK – 01856 878787

We made arrangements by email several weeks ahead of our visit to Kirkwall in May 2018. The cab picked us up right at the cruise ship maybe 2 minutes after our scheduled time (which I say is entirely On Time). Ebeneezer, our driver was friendly and took us out to Highland Park Distillery as planned. The pickup was on schedule as well, and we were soon in the middle of town (which is about 5-10 minute drive from the cruise ship pier). We kicked around town and took the shuttle bus back to the ship. The only challenge, and it was very small, was that Archie, the person I had dealt with online had agreed to accept US dollars in payment (no cards accepted) with "a wee bit of an exchange commission." Neither driver was prepared for, nor too happy with accepting US dollars, but did so with grace. I think the fare, with tip, from the pier to the distillery was about $16 for 2 people, and less than that back into town. Clearly the way to go for us. Similar service from the cruise line, including the distillery tour for the 2 of us would have been about $300 inside of a group of 40 or more. We had about $50 in the entire morning and great personal service!

Our driver Billy Towers was extremely informative and helpful. We really recommend this great guy when you need a taxi in Orkney.

Orkney Taxis

39 Junction Rd, Kirkwall KW15 1AG, UK – 01856 875511

Fast service, friendly drivers

Always on time, friendly driver Mark. Thanks for all the pick-ups and chats along the way!

Island Taxis & Tours Orkney

EastBank House, East Road, Kirkwall KW15 1LX, UK – 07726 559743

Simon has extensive knowledge of Orkney, its wildlife , archaeology and its people. He took us to all the major sites on the mainland, and answered our questions thoroughly. He made an extra effort to find seals and puffins for our viewing. His love of Orkney’s history and geography was evident. I highly recommend Island Travel Orkney.

Bus and coach stations in KW15 including community bus services and long distance coach travel companies.

Buses Stations or Coach Hire Services

Stagecoach in Orkney

Scott's Rd, Kirkwall KW15 1GR, UK – 01856 870555

Beeindruckendes Erlebnis und interessante Informationen plus tolles Entertainment!

VisitScotland Kirkwall iCentre

The Travel Centre, W Castle St, Kirkwall KW15 1GU, UK – 01856 872856

Since most of the buses arrive and depart from here the Tourist Information Centre is ideally located. I found the staff mote than helpful in giving me direction, timetables etc. There is a small well stocked souvenir shop. I also really liked the RSPB webcam showing some of the remarkable wildlife that visit these amazing Islands.

helpful staff. free wifi. toilet facilities.

Travel Centre (Stand 1)

Kirkwall KW15 1AE, UK

Information on nationwide coach travel. Find coach stops around Kirkwall
Airports in or nearest to Kirkwall

Airports Taxis

Kirkwall Airport

Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1TH, UK – 01856 886210

Must be one of the prettiest and smallest airports around, the staff are really friendly and helpful.

Small but pleasant airport. Good for aircraft spotting as well as you can get fairly close to the runway.

Pre-book Airport car parking online with BCP.