Orkney Inter-Island

More About Inter-isle Destinations

Loganair operates the Orkney Inter-island service, with flights from Kirkwall to the North Isles. The service includes the world’s shortest flight between Westray and Papa Westray, lasting 90 seconds.

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

Inter-isles Destinations: What to see

    • Carrick House is where John Gow (an Orkney pirate) was born and 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 run by a waterwheel built in the 19th century.
    • See one of Orkney’s finest natural sea arches at the Vat of Kirbister, a dramatic ‘gloup’ created by the collapse of 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 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 3,500 BC, 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's claw marks; it has been said that the devil tried to enter the church once but 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.

Timetables and Reservations

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

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

Alternatively, they can be booked via our local office: 01856 872 494

An alternative format timetable can be found here.

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Special Fares

In addition to our fares bookable online, some specific fares are only available via our inter-isle 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 three months from the date of the first departure journey

Terms & Conditions

  • All fares include a 15 kg baggage allowance. When booking, please discuss any special requirements, such as outsize baggage or sports equipment, with our reservations team. Excess baggage charges for additional items or weight over the allowance will be payable.

  • Services may be subject to disruption due to adverse weather conditions. Loganair cannot accept any liability for loss or extra costs incurred if flights are cancelled or delayed. We strongly recommend that passengers hold adequate travel insurance covering such events.

  • 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, and clear security for your next flight.

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

  • Passengers are reminded that check-in closes 20 minutes before departure, so please check in at the inter-island desk in good time.

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