Aberdeen ferry routes:
- Kirkwall to Aberdeen.
- Lerwick to Aberdeen.
Aberdeen port links mainland Scotland with the Shetland Islands and Orkney. Ferries depart from Aberdeen most days of the week in the evening, meaning that you arrive in Aberdeen in time for breakfast the next morning. You can book ferries from Aberdeen to the Shetland Islands on AFerry. To get a better idea of the range of services available, please look at the departures board below.
Kirkwall to Aberdeen / Aberdeen to Kirkwall
- 2 crossings weekly
- 7 hr 15 min
- Get price
Lerwick to Aberdeen / Aberdeen to Lerwick
- 6 crossings weekly
- 12 hr
- Get price
Ferries to and from Aberdeen
Northlink Ferries is owned by the Scottish government and provide frequent sailings to Shetland and Orkney. Sailing from means you can access these wild, untamed islands quickly and easily from the UK national road network. When you arrive in Shetland, you can take advantage of the onboard cooked breakfast before you continue your journey into these wild lands.
There is a range of bars and restaurants to choose from and, if you have young children, there is a children's play area for them to enjoy.
Aberdeen's bustling ferry port is found in the south-east of the city with excellent links via road and rail. Aberdeen is home to a world class port which provides ferry and freight services to Norway, Denmark and the Shetland Islands, all of which can be booked through AFerry.
Aberdeen port facilities
Terminal facilities at Aberdeen ferry port include ticket sales and enquiries, vending machines, payphones, disabled access and toilets, lifts. Passengers can also enjoy a special rate at the nearby NCP car park in Ship Row.
Getting to Aberdeen Port
Follow the A90 to Aberdeen from either Peterhead or Forfar; alternatively, take the A96 from Inverness. Then follow the signs to the ferry port, which is on the north bank of the River Dee.
Aberdeen's Railway Station is located on Guild Street, handily close to the ferry terminal and there are regular services to and from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness with onward connections to much of the UK.
Aberdeen's port is situated less than a mile from the city bus station, with regular services between them.
The port in Aberdeen welcomes over 3 million travellers a year, connecting the UK with the Shetland Islands, Norway and Denmark. It is an important travel hub between the UK and Scandinavia, with many ferry services.
Aberdeen itself is Scotland's third largest city, around 120 miles northeast of Edinburgh on the banks of the rivers Dee and Don. Aberdeen also hosts the world renowned Aberdeen International Youth Festival, one of Scotland's major international cultural events, which each year attracts the most talented young performers from across the globe.
Book your ferry to Shetland from Scotland's biggest ferry port simply and securely with AFerry.
Jamieson's Quay, Aberdeen, AB11 5NP, Scotland