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Discover Orkney by open top bus

Let us show you the beauty the Orkney Isles have to offer! Discover the breath-taking views,  dramatic cliffs and historical stone monuments  from the comfort of the top deck of our Discover Orkney open top bus, route T11. 

Route T11 open top bus

From Monday 6th June until Sunday 28th August 2016, route T11 gives visitors the opportunity to visit some of the highlights of the Island.

The hop-on, hop-off open top bus service departs from Kirkwall travelling west along the coast before arriving at Stromness. Route T11 then stops at Skara Brae and the Ring of Brodgar and passes the Standing Stones of Stenness before returning to Kirkwall.

All our services run on a ‘hail and ride’ basis out with built-up areas. Simply get into a safe spot on the main  road and make it clear to our driver that you’d like to get on board. If you’re travelling in a group you can even give us advance warning of your group size and where you’ll be boarding. Just contact us on 01856 870 555.

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Route T11 timetable

The open top bus runs Monday to Sunday  with the same timetable everyday. 

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Route  T11 T11 
 Kirkwall Travel Centre  10.00 14.00 

Stromness Travel Centre  (arrives)



Stromness Travel Centre  (departs)



Skara Brae  (arrives)



Skara Brae  (departs)



The Ring of Brodgar  (arrives)



The Ring of Brodgar  (departs)



Kirkwall Travel Centre



Remember: The 'hail and ride' service means that you can get on and off the T11 anywhere it passes!

Attractions in Orkney


Route T11 connections

We have multiple connections throughout Orkney to  make sure you can see all the Island has to offer.  

Flying in?

Jump on the JET (service 4) to take you into Kirkwall or Stromness from Kirkwall Airport.  Alternatively service 3 will take you from the airport to Deerness.

Jumping off the ferry?

The X10 picks up travellers from the NorthLink Ferry at Hatston Pier.  
It meets with NorthLink’s evening arrival and departure sailings from Hatston Pier to Kirkwall and Stromness.

Houton Ferry and Tingwall Ferry are also served by the 2 and 6 respectively making your day trips even easier!

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Stromness - Kirkwall

X1 timetable 

Kirkwall - Stromness

X10* timetable 

Kirkwall - Houton Ferry - Kirkwall

2 timetable  

Kirkwall - Kirkwall Airport - Deerness 3 timetable
Kirkwall - Kirkwall Airport - Kirkwall 4 timetable

Kirkwall - Evie/Tingwall Ferry

6 timetable


7 timetable 

* Service X10 is a bus transfer service for NorthLink Ferry passengers in Orkney. It meets with NorthLink’s evening arrival and departure sailings from Hatston Pier to Kirkwall and Stromness.


We have a range of tickets on offer to give you the best value travel to suit  your plans!

Orkney  dayrider                                                                                                                                          £8.30

Buy an Orkney dayrider to enjoy unlimited all day travel on any of our bus routes in the area!

Orkney  megarider                                                                                               £18.50 

For complete freedom on your visit to Orkney get the Orkney megarider  and you can 

travel for  7 days on any of our Orkney services.

Stromness  megarider                                                                                                            £5.25

Get the Stromness megarider to  travel all week in Stromness.

Kirkwall  megarider                                                                                                                                                           £5.50

Unlimited all day travel throughout Kirkwall for 7 days.

Kirkwall  megarider  plus                                                                                                                            £11.00
This gives you  7 days travel in Kirkwall town and as far as Kirkwall Airport and Deerness.

Alternatively you can buy single or return tickets to your destination. 

You can buy any of these tickets from our bus drivers - don't worry about having the exact amount because they'll have change! Or you can buy any of our  megarider   tickets online!