Cheap Ferry to Scrabster Port

Scrabster Ferry port sits at the very north tip of Scotland near the town of Thurso and serves the Orkney Island port of Stromness. One of the most picturesque ferry ports in Europe he route takes in the tourist points of Old Man of Hoy and St. John’s Head which only accessed by this using this ferry.

NorthLink Ferries operate a daily service from Scrabster to Stromness with the journey taking around 90 minutes in total. The sailings are three times a day during weekdays and peak season at 08:45, 13:15 and 19:00. At weekends, the times differ with two daily sailings at 12:00 and 19:00.

Return ferries are just as frequent There are three daily sailings during the week (departing at: 06:30, 11:00 and 16:45) and two daily sailings on the weekend (at 09:00 and 16:45). It is advisable to be at the ferry check in no later than one hour prior to sailing.

Facilities at Scrabster Ferry port are fairly limited with one café providing refreshments for passengers waiting. The ferries however have excellent facilities with the ferry Hamnavo having comfortable lounges, a self service restaurant and bar, sun deck, shopping, games room and children’s facilities including a play area.

There is a good road network to Scrabster ferry port connecting the north of Scotland with all major cities and a regular train service linking the nearby towns of Thurso, Wick and Inverness to the sailing timetable at Scrabster. The bus service links nearby towns and links directly to Inverness for onward journeys.

There are parking facilities at the ferry port which is very reasonably priced for long term. Special needs passengers are well catered for both at Scrabster ferry terminal and onboard the NorthLink ferry with specially adapted cabins available.

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