Travelling from Inverness to Gills Bay takes approximately 2 ½ hours.
Take the A9 north bound route out of Inverness. When you reach Latheron take
the A99 road to Wick/John O'Groats. Follow the A99 through Wick. Follow the A99 towards John O'Groats. After approximately 15 miles turn left just past Freswick, veer right. Follow the road for approximately one and a half miles, turn left onto the A836 follow the A836 for approximately 2 miles then turn right to the ferry terminal.
Gills Bay is 4miles west of John O'Groats
For satellite navigation postcode for Gills Bay ferry terminal is KW1 4YB
The nearest train stations are Wick and Thurso. For bus information please go to www.stagecoachbus.co.uk/.
There are now bus links from Gills Bay to Inverness that connect with almost all of our sailings. If you would like any information on these bus services please go to www.stagecoachbus.com and look up the X99 service. Please note that there is a change at Dunbeath. To book seats please visit www.citylink.co.uk.
For bus links in Orkney please look at service no. X1.
|TRAVELLING FROM ORKNEY||Monday-Friday||Saturday||Sunday|
|Bus Dept||Kirkwall X1||0700||1115||1415*||1525**||0700||1115||1615||NO BUSES|
|Bus Arr||St. Mgts Hope||0730||1145||1445||1555||0730||1145||1645|
|Ferry Dept||St. Mgts Hope||0745||1150||1650||1650||0745||1150||1650||0745||1150||1650|
|Ferry Arr||Gills Bay||0845||1250||1750||1750||0845||1250||1750||0845||1250||1750|
|Bus Dept||Gills Bay X97/X99||0912||1315||1830||1830||0912||1315||1830||0920||1315||1830|
|*School days only **School holidays only|
|TRAVELLING TO ORKNEY||Monday-Friday||Saturday||Sunday|
|Bus Dept||Inverness X97/X99||~||0930||1440||~||0930||1440||~||0830||1440|
|Bus Arr||Gills Bay||~||1311||1811||~||1311||1811||~||1315||1811|
|Ferry Dept||Gills Bay||0930||1330||1830||0930||1330||1830||0930||1330||1830|
|Ferry Arr||St. Mgts Hope||1030||1430||1930||1030||1430||1930||1030||1430||1930|
|Bus Dept||St. Mgts Hope X1||1101||1445||2001||1101||1501||2001||NO BUSES|
|Please note that the X97/X99 service changes at Dunbeath war memorial|
|Although the bus should always connect with the ferry it may not be able to wait if the ferry is delayed|