Ferries to Orkney Islands
4 Ferry crossings from 7 Ports
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Orkney Islands

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Ferries to Orkney Islands

Ferries to Orkney Islands are operated by Northlink Ferries & Pentland Ferries.

Orkney Islands Ferry Times

There are about 7 daily sailings and up to 41 weekly sailings to Orkney Islands. Ferry schedules can vary by season. Use our deal finder for the most up to date sailing times and compare tickets.

Orkney Islands Ferry Ports

Orkney Islands has 3 ferry ports and St Margaret's Hope ferry port is the most popular with 21 weekly sailings.

Ferries from Gills Bay to St Margaret's Hope

The Gills Bay to St Margaret's Hope ferry sails approximately 3 times daily and up to 21 times weekly, with a sailing duration of 1 hour 15 minutes. On average the price of a ferry from Gills Bay to St Margaret's Hope is $190.19.Exclusive of booking fees.

Ferries from Scrabster to Stromness

The Scrabster Stromness ferry takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes with 2 daily sailings and up to 14 weekly sailings. Scrabster Stromness ferries cost about $ 241.94. Exclusive of booking fees.

Prices will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated July 01.

Can you take a car ferry to Orkney Islands?

There are car ferries to Orkney Islands, this my vary by route. Northlink Ferries & Pentland Ferries offer car ferries to Orkney Islands.

Orkney Islands Ferry Prices and Offers

The price of a ferry to Orkney Islands can vary by route, operator and season. We recommend booking in advance to get the best ferry deals and availability.

Book ferry tickets to Orkney Islands

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Most popular questions

Which ferries travel to Orkney Islands?

Ferries to Orkney Islands:
  • Aberdeen
  • Scrabster
  • Lerwick
  • Gills Bay

What is the fastest ferry to Orkney Islands?

The fastest ferry crossing to Orkney Islands is via the Gills Bay to St Margaret's Hope ferry, in approximately 1h 15m.

What is the cheapest ferry to Orkney Islands?

The cheapest ferry to Orkney Islands is $215 on average via the Gills Bay to St Margaret's Hope route. Ferry prices for Orkney Islands can vary depending on what season you decide to travel. Price exclusive of booking fees.

What are the ferry ports in Orkney Islands?

Orkney Islands Ferry Ports:
  • Kirkwall
  • Stromness
  • St Margaret's Hope

Can you take pets on the ferry to Orkney Islands?

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring pets onboard the ferries with certain ferry companies. However, please ensure that you have read all the operator guidelines on pets before travelling. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with the following operators

Orkney Islands Ferry Map and Routes

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