Orkney Inter-Island

More About Inter-isle Destinations

Loganair operates the Orkney Interisland service, with flights from Kirkwall to the North Isles. The service includes the world’s shortest flight between Westray and Papa Westray, a journey that lasts 90 seconds.

Each island has its own unique personality and they are all perfect for bird watching, walking, beaches, lighthouses and historical artefacts. With services running daily, it’s easy to hop around the islands and explore everything Orkney has to offer.

Inter Isles Destinations: What to see

  • - Carrick House, which is the place where John Gow (an Orkney pirate) was born and then fled, to live an ordinary life until he was captured and hanged. He was the last British pirate to be sentenced to death.

    - Eday is home to the Red House Croft Restoration Project, where you can see an intact dwelling and a mill, all runby a waterwheel built in the 19th century.

  • - See one of Orkney’s finest natural sea arch at the Vat of Kirbister, a dramatic ‘gloup’ created by the collapse a sea cave roof.

    - Look out for the rare Pelican Foot shell and Spoots, or razor fish, on the beachcomber’s paradise of St Catherine’s Bay.

  • - Home to The Castle O’ Burrian Sea Stack, once used as a hermitage and now home to a colony of Puffins between April and late July.

    - Noltland Castle, which is an incomplete fortress built in the 16th century by Gilbert Balfour, Mary Queen of Scots’ Sheriff of Orkney

  • - Papa Westray is home to St Boniface Kirk, a 12th century recently restored church with a Viking hogback grave in the kirkyard

    - Home to the Knap of Howar a structure dating back to 3,500BC which is the oldest preserved stone house in northern Europe.

    - Westray to Papa Westray is the Worlds shortest scheduled flight, with Loganair of course!

  • - Home to Start Point Lighthouse – the first Scottish lighthouse to have a revolving light

    - Sanday is home to the devil claw marks, it has been said that the devil tried to enter the church once however was shut out. Therefore, he clawed at the stonework to try and get in.

  •  - It is home to the Old Beacon, which was built in the 1780s to warn ships of the infamous rocks of Reef Dyke

    - home to a flock of sheep who live on the beach and live off seaweed. They are confined to the beach by a stone wall


Inter-Isle Flights: Terms and Conditions

Baggage: All fares include a 15 kgs baggage allowance. Please discuss any special requirements such as outsize baggage or sports equipment with our reservations team at the time of booking. Excess baggage charges will be payable for additional items or weight in excess of the allowance.

Weather: Services may be subject to disruption due to adverse weather conditions. If flights are cancelled or delayed, Loganair cannot accept any liability for loss or extra costs incurred as a result. We strongly recommend that passengers hold adequate travel insurance with cover for such events.

Connections: The Orkney Inter-Isles air service is a “point to point” operation and it is not possible to through-check to or from other flights arriving at or departing from Kirkwall. If you are making an onward connection, you must leave adequate time to reclaim your bags, check in again and clear security for your next flight.

Schedules: Flight times are subject to change without prior notice or liability.

Check-In: Passengers are reminded that they must check-in at the inter-island desk 20 minutes before departure.

Inter-Isle services are also subject to Loganair's standard conditions of carriage 

Special Fares

In addition to our fares bookable online, there are some specific fares which are only available via our inter-isles office

These include;

  • Senior Citizen Fares
  • Sightseer fares - bookable only on the day of departure for round-trip travel originating in Kirkwall (no-stopovers permitted)
  • Open Returns - valid for 3 months from date of first departure journey 
Find Out More About Our Fares

Timetables and Reservations

Check out our dynamic timetable page for the latest flight dates and times - simply enter your flight routing and dates of travel. You can also download and print a copy for your own records if required.

Flights can now be booked online at Loganair.co.uk

Alternatively, they can be booked via our local office on 01856 872494

The old format timetable can be found here

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