NorthLink Ferries

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    Northlink Ferries

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    NorthLink Ferries

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Use Ferrysavers to book your ferry to Scotland or the Northern Isles (Shetland and Orkney) with NorthLink Ferries. You can book a ferry to Scrabster, Aberdeen and NorthLink Ferries also offer ferries to Lerwick. All routes work with instant email ticketing.

With Ferrysavers you can easily book a NorthLink ferry by using our real-time comparison engine above. This page can help you find information on NorthLink Ferries crossings, including the latest destinations and cheapest fares.

  • Northlink Ferries run ferry services between Aberdeen (Scotland), Lerwick (Shetland) and Kirkwall (Orkney)
  • And Northlink also have ferries between Scrabster (Scotland) and Stromness (Orkney), with up to 3 crossings daily, taking 90 mins


Shortest Crossing:
Scrabster - Stromness
1 hr 30 min
Most Popular Route:
Scrabster - Stromness
Lerwick - Aberdeen
*Price based on:
  • Foot passenger x 1
  • Booked: Monday, 11 November 2019
  • Travel: Saturday, 22 February 2020

Northlink Ferries Routes

  • Aberdeen to Kirkwall / Kirkwall to Aberdeen
    3 crossings weekly
    6 hr
  • Aberdeen to Lerwick / Lerwick to Aberdeen
    7 crossings weekly
    12 hr 30 min
  • Kirkwall to Lerwick / Lerwick to Kirkwall
    3 crossings weekly
    7 hr 45 min
  • Scrabster to Stromness / Stromness to Scrabster
    2 crossings daily
    1 hr 30 min

Latest prices

Route Price Fare Details
Scrabster - Stromness
  • Booked: Monday, 18 November 2019
  • Travel: Monday, 13 July 2020 - Monday, 27 July 2020
  • Car + 1
Aberdeen - Kirkwall
  • Booked: Saturday, 9 November 2019
  • Travel: Sunday, 26 April 2020 (One Way)
  • Motorcycle + 1
Aberdeen - Lerwick
  • Booked: Friday, 29 November 2019
  • Travel: Saturday, 25 January 2020 (One Way)
  • Car + 1

Special Offers

North Link

Travel on a voyage of discovery to Orkney and the Shetland islands with NorthLink Ferries! There are daily sailings from Scrabster to Stromness in Orkney as well as nightly sailings from Aberdeen to Lerwick in Shetland; four of these go via Kirkwall, the capital of Orkney. NorthLink Ferries is a wholly owned subsidiary of CalMac, and is thus operated by the Scottish Government to provide these vital links to the Northern Isles.

NorthLink's fleet, MV Hjaltland, MV Hrossey and MV Hamnavoe, was purpose built for the service and offer cruise-liner standards in safety and comfort. Onboard there are lounges and bars to relax in, self-service and à la carte restaurants serving excellent food, play areas and, of course, a choice of well-appointed cabins. On the Aberdeen routes there's also cinemas showing the latest Hollywood movies.

Pets on board Northlink ferries

You can book your cat or dog on board Northlink ferries with Pets, with the exception of guide dogs, on Northlink are restricted to the kennels provided. We recommend you bring a blanket and familiar toys for your pet. All waste must be cleared up at the end of the trip. On longer sailings, there is a designated area for exercising your pets - please consult with a member of staff. Note that that to take your pet to and from the UK to mainland Europe (excluding Ireland) you will need a pet passport.


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  • 22 Oct 2019
    Northlink Ferries
    • Trouble free both ways, excellent ..

      Review by JAMES LITTLE

  • 21 Oct 2019
    October Orkneys Trip
    • The ferry journey is always the best way to start and end a break in the Orkneys!

      Review by PETER BURTON

  • 17 Oct 2019
    Trip to orkney
    • Rough seas. Staff were lovely. Check in for onward journey had a hiccup in that we were only booked on leg 1 not leg 2 but staff quickly rectified it maybe something to check if like us you are returning to a different port

      Review by Anon

  • 27 Sep 2019
    It was all plain sailing
    • Great crossing, very comfortable interior, great outdoor viewing area.

      Review by Max Kaiser

  • 15 Aug 2019
    Good company to travel with
    • An easy trip, helpful staff. We had a nice cabin, clean and tidy. One down side the lack of gluten free food.


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