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Ferries from the Ferry Port of Lerwick go to Aberdeen and Kirkwall. Northlink Ferries are the providers of this service. You can see all the latest departure times below, alongside a selection of our best prices on ferries to Lerwick.

Lerwick Routes

  • Aberdeen to Lerwick / Lerwick to Aberdeen
    NorthLink operates ferry crossings on the route Aberdeen - Lerwick
    6 crossings weekly
    12 hr 30 min
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  • Kirkwall to Lerwick / Lerwick to Kirkwall
    NorthLink operates ferry crossings on the route Kirkwall - Lerwick
    3 crossings weekly
    7 hr 45 min
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About Lerwick

Lerwick Ferry Port is the main port of the Shetland Islands in Scotland, situated more than 100 miles off the North coast of Great Britain mainland (about 210 miles from Aberdeen). There are ferries from Lerwick both to mainland Scotland and the nearby Orkney Islands, all of which can be booked through AFerry

Lerwick Ferry Port is situated in the North harbour, about a mile from the town centre. Lerwick is the capital of Shetland and it centers all its activity around its busy port, particularly during the summer. The name Lerwick comes from the Old Norse and means "Bay of Mud".

Ferries to and from Lerwick

Travelling with Northlink Ferries will be an unforgettable experience. Onboard you will be able to relax in absolute comfort. Northlink ships take account of the special demands of the North Sea and Pentland Firth weather conditions and will make you feel like you are on a cruise.

Lerwick port facilities

Lerwick Ferry Port became fully operational in October 2002 and continues to provide excellent facilities for passengers. A limited number of free parking spaces are provided by Lerwick Port Authority for both short stay and long stay parking; however, availability of long stay parking spaces is not guaranteed and overnight parking in the short stay car park is prohibited.

Getting to Lerwick

Holmsgarth terminal is about 1 mile north of the town centre, opposite the Shetland Hotel, and is served by buses and taxis. For vehicle drivers, all ports are clearly signed.

A limited number of free parking spaces are provided by Lerwick Port Authority for both short stay and long stay parking, this being sign posted accordingly. It should be noted that the availability of long stay parking spaces is not guaranteed and overnight parking in the short stay car park is strictly prohibited.

Lerwick Bus Station is located less than one mile from the ferry terminal. Bus services in Shetland are provided by the Shetland Islands Council and operated by various local operators.

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