MV Hoy Head RoRo Ferry

Travel to Hoy

How to get to Hoy:


Thursday scheduled tours:




Orkney Ferries operates the MV Hoy Head from Houton to Lyness, departing at 8.00am (Maxi Tour) or departing 10.00 am (Standard Tour).


There is free parking at Houton Ferry Terminal.

Passengers must be at the ferry at least 5 minutes before departure.




Bus From Kirkwall:

Stagecoach runs Route 2 from Kirkwall Travel Centre, Stand 3,  to Houton Ferry Terminal, departing at 7.15 am (Maxi) and 9.25 am (Standard)


Bus From Stromness:

Standard Tour only—depart Stromness Travel Centre 9.40 am.

MV Hoy Head.   Sails from Houton to Lyness (Hoy)

Ferry Timetable:


Houton to Lyness:    



Stromness to Moaness:




Bus Timetable:


Bus from Kirkwall (Route 2):



Bus from Stromness (Route 5):



Bespoke, Nature & Wartime tours:


A detailed intinerary will be planned in consultation with you, from which Ferry and Bus times will be identified.




graemsay mv[1] Hoy Head deck

MV Graemsay.   Sails from Stromness to Moaness (Hoy)

Foot passengers only

MV Hoy Head.   Car ferry.

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Please note—bus and ferry fares are not included in the price of the tour.  

Entrance to Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum is free.