Lerwick
Aberdeen
Ferries to Scotland
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Lerwick to Aberdeen Ferry

The Lerwick Aberdeen ferry route connects Shetland Islands with Scotland. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Northlink Ferries. The crossing operates up to 7 times each week with sailing durations from around 12 hours.

Lerwick Aberdeen sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Shetland Islands to Scotland page.
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Most popular questions

  • The typical crossing time for ferries from Lerwick to Aberdeen is approximately 12h. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.
  • The average price of a ferry from Lerwick to Aberdeen is approximately $199. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Lerwick to Aberdeen can differ depending on the season.
  • There is 1 ferry operator for Lerwick to Aberdeen and this is
    • Northlink Ferries
  • Ferries from Lerwick to Aberdeen are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.
  • Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Lerwick to Aberdeen with
    • Northlink Ferries
    : Unfortunately, you cannot travel as a foot passenger on ferries from Lerwick to Aberdeen, with only vehicles allowed onboard this ferry service.
  • Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Lerwick to Aberdeen with the following operators
    • Northlink Ferries
    : No, only foot passengers can travel on the ferry.
  • Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their dogs onboard this ferry service. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation to take your furry companion with you. The following operators currently allow dogs on their ferries
    • Northlink Ferries
  • Lerwick to Aberdeen is approximately 189 nautical miles distance apart.

Lerwick Guide

The town of Lerwick is the main port, and capital, of the Shetland Islands in Scotland. The town which is located on the east coast of Shetland is roughly 160 km off the north east coast of Scotland, 340 km to the north of the city of Aberdeen and 370 km to the west of Bergen in Norway. The town has many amenities which one would normally expect to see in much larger towns on the British mainland which include leisure and entertainment facilities with a good selection of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. The town is centred around its busy harbour while Hay’s Dock was once the centre of Shetland’s fishing industry and boatbuilding and is now home to the splendid Shetland Museum and Archives.

The port, which lies at the crossroads of the North Sea and the north east Atlantic, is the UK's most northern port. The port has a new elevated passenger walkway to facilitate the new roll-on, roll-off ferries. There are daily ferry services operating between Lerwick and Aberdeen, regularly calling at Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands. The Shetland Islands Council also operate a ro-ro ferry service to Out Skerries and Bressay from a terminal in the centre of the town.


Aberdeen Guide

Located in the north east of Scotland, the city of Aberdeen is Scotland's third most populous city. The city's architecture is famous for its wide use of granite which has led to the city often being referred to as "the Granite City". The city is well known for its floral displays which include 2 million roses, 11 million daffodils and 3 million crocuses. So impressive is the city's floral displays that it was won the RHS's Britain in Bloom 'Best City' award ten times, the overall Scotland in Bloom competition 20 times and the Large City category every year since 1968. It is also known for its parks and gardens, of which it has over 45 throughout the city.

Aberdeen's port has good road, air and rail connections and passenger facilities at its terminal that includes a cafe and a supermarket. The terminal also has good facilities for disabled passengers. There are regular services from the port to Lerwick on the Shetland Islands with a crossing time of around 1 hour and 30 minutes. There are also three sailings each week to Kirkwall with a crossing time of around 6 hours.


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