Aberdeen ferry port in Scotland is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Lerwick & Kirkwall available. With a selection of up to 10 Sailings Weekly, the port of Aberdeen connects Scotland with Shetland Islands & Orkney Islands.
Sailing durations range from 6 hours on the Kirkwall service to 12 hours 30 minutes on the Lerwick service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Aberdeen fare search.
Found in the centre of Scotland's third largest city, Aberdeen Ferry Terminal is a world class facility and welcomes a wide diversity of traffic.
Aberdeen ferry port serves as the main hub for connections between the mainland and the Orkney and Shetland Islands.
Being located in a city of Aberdeen's statue and positioning, Aberdeen ferry port is very well connected to the rest of the UK.
Follow the A90 to Aberdeen from either Forfar or Peterhead or from the A96 from Inverness. Then follow the signs to the Ferry Port, which is on the north bank of the River Dee.
Aberdeen Railway Station is located less than one mile from the ferry terminal. There are regular services to/from Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow with onward connections.
For more information and booking, please visit our trains to Aberdeen or trains to scotland pages.
There is a NCP car park in Ship Row, a short distance from the terminal (+44 (0) 1224 594 257).
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Aberdeen Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Aberdeen Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!