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Stagecoach

Open top bus returns to the Orkney Isles

31 May 2017

Stagecoach North Scotland is introducing an open top bus to the Orkney Islands for the fifth consecutive year. To celebrate the success of the open top bus over the past five years a low-floor easy access open top bus is being introduced for 2017. The open top bus will also feature commentary as the bus travels for one of the best ways to experience Orkney. 

The open top bus will welcome aboard passengers daily on the scheduled summer tour route which run from Monday 5th June until 27th August. 

The tour will visit popular tourist attractions such as Skara Brae and The Ring of Brodgar. Passengers can explore what life was like during Neolithic times at Skara Brae and visit the breathtaking white beach of the Bay of Skaill.

Tickets for the open top tour are available from the driver on the bus or on the Stagecoach Bus App for just £10. The first tour departs Kirkwall Travel centre at 10am and the second tour departs at 2pm, with each tour lasting just over 3 hours. The tour bus is fully accessible with a low floor entrance with space for a wheelchair on the bottom deck. The tour includes time to enjoy the attractions that are stopped at but if customers fancy a longer stay, they can use their same ticket on the later tour as well as any of the local buses that are operated by Stagecoach on Orkney.

Mark Whitelocks, Managing Director, Stagecoach North Scotland said: "Bringing the open top bus back to Orkney is really exciting for us - we always get great feedback on our T11 service and being part of Orkney's many attractions is something we look forward too. The daily tours offer a unique way to admire the spectacular scenery on the island and we will look forward to welcoming our local community and the many visiting tourists aboard during the summer season."


Download the Orkney Open Top Timetable


Orkney Open Top