Kirkwall Airport Guide


If you are travelling to or from Kirkwall Airport on the Orkney Islands, you may wish to know a little about the local transport links and airport facilities prior to travel. To help you, we've created this guide.

Kirkwall Airport (KOI) information

Airport Name: Kirkwall Airport (KOI)

Location: The airport is located roughly 5km from the town of Kirkwall, the largest town on Orkney Mainland.

Contact Information: Kirkwall Airport (KOI), Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1TH. Telephone: +44 (0)1856 872 421.

Transport links and parking

There are a number of options for your journey to or from Kirkwall Airport.

Kirkwall Airport parking

There is short and long stay parking available adjacent to the terminal building and there is no need to book before you travel. There is also a pick-up and drop-off point at the airport.

Kirkwall Airport by public transport

There is no train service on the Orkney Islands but the airport is well served by the local buses. A bus service operated by Orkney Coaches is available for early morning and late evening flights, and there is a shuttle bus throughout the day.

Kirkwall Airport taxis

There is a dedicated taxi rank outside the arrivals hall of the terminal building. You can pre-book a taxi if you wish but there is no need to do so as there are usually plenty available.

Kirkwall Airport car hire

If you are flying to Kirkwall and would like the use of a car or van during your stay, it is possible to hire one at the airport. Details on how to do this are available on the airport's website. The address can be found at the bottom of this page.

Kirkwall Airport information for business travellers

Kirkwall Airport is fairly small and as such the business facilities are limited. However, it is still possible to work on the go in the airport.

Internet access

The airport has wireless internet access, provided by BT Openzone, and vouchers for the service can be purchased from the information desk.

Other business facilities

There are no meeting rooms at the airport but there is a quiet room, where anyone wishing to work or relax can get away from the hustle and bustle of the main departure lounge.

The airport has a cafe where passengers can grab a bite to eat and a drink prior to travel. You could possibly hold an informal meeting here too. The cafe also houses a shop, which sells newspapers and last minute travel essentials.

For more information about Kirkwall Airport, visit their website: Kirkwall Airport

Kirkwall Airport Flights

Flybe operates flights from Kirkwall airport to the following destinations:

United Kingdom

  • Aberdeen
  • Barra
  • Belfast City
  • Birmingham
  • Cardiff
  • Cambeltown
  • Donegal
  • East Midlands
  • Inverness
  • Islay
  • Leeds Bradford
  • Edinburgh
  • Exeter
  • Glasgow Intl.
  • Southampton
  • Manchester
  • Norwich
  • Stornoway
  • Wick
  • Sumburgh


  • Dublin
  • Knock - Ireland West

Channel Islands

  • Guernsey
  • Jersey

Isle of Man

  • Isle of Man


  • Paris CDG
  • Nice


  • Dusseldorf


  • Madrid
  • Malaga


  • Vienna


  • Amsterdam
  • Bergen


  • Zurich


  • Budapest

Please note not all flights are direct. Please see our timetable for further details.

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