Cheap Ferries from Kirkwall to Lerwick

There is a ferry route running between Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, and Lerwick, on the Shetland Islands, which is operated by Northlink Ferries. Northlink Ferries only operates ferry routes from Scotland’s mainland to and from the Orkney and Shetland Islands, as well as between the two island groups.

The route between Kirkwall and Lerwick is part of the Aberdeen to Lerwick route. The full passage between Kirkwall and Lerwick is a short 45 minutes, with ferries running every day at 23:00. If you are taking a pet onboard, be aware that there are facilities for them for the journey, as animals are not allowed in the public areas of the ship.

Onboard Northlink ferries, there are a number of necessary and entertainment facilities, even for the shorter journeys. There are play areas, games machines and shops including a shop selling local products. Restaurants include a self service café, and restaurant serving all meals. There are also onboard bars.

The company’s ferries facilitate for all its passengers. There is wheelchair access to all areas, including restaurants, bars and lounges, and disabled toilets placed in easy to reach areas.

Fares for the Kirkwall to Lerwick route depend on the season and which facilities you choose to use, for example, the most expensive ticket will be for an adult who wishes to stay in a cabin and take a car onboard during peak season, while an adult foot passenger during low season will pay considerably less.

Northline Ferries operate three ferries on all of its routes, all of which are fully equipped with all appropriate safety facilities and all staff are trained up to the national standard. When onboard the ferry, you will be in extremely safe hands.

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