Convenient transport to our World Heritage site and beyond.....

Our 8 seat private hire minibus operates from outside the Ferry Inn. On weekdays we operate an hourly service to the UNESCO designated World Heritage site that is the Heart of Neolithic Orkney. In the afternoons, we have a brewery tour option, as well as a trip to Scapa Distillery which can include a special tasting session back at the Ferry Inn on your return. The bus can also be made available for private hire transport and sightseeing touring for family groups (and bubbles) depending on your requirements. To enquire please email

Book a seat on our private hire minibus for transport to Skara Brae and Ring of Brodgar. Priced at £20, your ticket includes transport to Skara Brae, collection 1 hour later for transfer to Ring of Brodgar, pick-up 1 hour later for return transport to Stromness. Alternatively, let us do the driving as you take a tour to the Quoyloo and Swannay breweries for tours and tastings. Whisky afficionados might prefer the trip to Scapa distillery, and the option of a very special tasting on your return.

Book a Trip on the Bus

Our bus leaves from the Ferry Inn on the hour, from 1000 to 1500 most days during the main season May-September, other than on afternoons when we are visiting the brewery or distillery. To book your seat on the bus, use the calendar below, or come along to the Ferry Inn, Stromness, where you will find probably the most hospitable bus waiting room in the world!

Important Booking Terms

The bus departs from and returns to the Ferry Inn, Stromness, 10 John Street, KW16 3AD.

Payment should be made to the driver on the bus prior to departure or within The Ferry Inn where you'll be issued a ticket. Please note tickets are only valid for your booked time and date.

Passengers should ensure they are at the departure / collection points in good time. Each individual is responsible for their own time-keeping. The bus will depart promptly and we will not be responsible for any missed departure / transfer.

Should any booked shuttle run fail to depart for any reason, we reserve the right to offer either a revised departure time (next available) or to refund any charge already paid without further liability.

On the Neolithic Orkney shuttle, those wishing to be collected from the Standing Stones of Stenness (if walking between Brodgar and the Stones) should make arrangements with the driver.

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