Ferries to Scotland
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Ferries to Scotland

Geographically speaking, Scotland occupies the northern third of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, sharing a land border with England to its south, and with Northern Ireland found to the south west, across the Irish Sea.

Scotland is home to hundreds of islands and many archipelagos, all varying in size. The Isle of Skye is perhaps the most well-known, part of the Hebrides along the west coast, as well as the historically rich northern isles of Orkney and the slightly more far-flung Shetland Islands. It’s usually on these islands, particularly the Western Isles, where Scotch whisky is made; it’s one of the nation’s best exports, with some five hundred million bottles produced annually.

Scotland boasts a mix of spectacular and spellbinding landscapes; it is a land of glorious, sweeping highlands with glistening lochs in the northwest, inhabited by a rich and varied wildlife, attracting high numbers of birdwatchers from around the world.

Ferry from Ireland to Scotland

  • Belfast to Cairnryan
  • Larne to Cairnryan

Most popular questions

Which ferries travel to Scotland?

Ferries to Scotland:
  • Larne
  • Belfast
  • Lerwick
  • Kirkwall
  • Stromness
  • Armadale
  • Craignure
  • Brodick
  • Castlebay
  • Lochboisdale
  • Port Askaig
  • Stornoway
  • Tiree
  • St Margaret's Hope

What is the fastest ferry to Scotland?

The fastest ferry crossing to Scotland is via the Armadale to Mallaig ferry, in approximately 30m.

What is the cheapest ferry to Scotland?

The cheapest ferry to Scotland is $185 on average via the St Margaret's Hope to Gills Bay route. Ferry prices for Scotland can vary depending on what season you decide to travel. Price exclusive of booking fees.

What are the ferry ports in Scotland?

Scotland Ferry Ports:
  • Cairnryan
  • Aberdeen
  • Scrabster
  • Mallaig
  • Oban
  • Ardrossan
  • Kennacraig
  • Ullapool
  • Gills Bay

Can you take pets on the ferry to Scotland?

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

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