How to get to Kirkwall:

Orkney is easily accessible by air (Flybe flights operated by Loganair) from London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen and Shetland. to Kirkwall airport.

Flybe airlines

John o' Groats Ferry

Orkney is also served by a choice of car ferries operating from Aberdeen, Scrabster and Gills Bay and Shetland.  There is also a summer passenger ferry operating from John o Groats.  Check out the links above or visit the "Visit Orkney" web site on the links page.