Orkney Islands Shetland Islands Ferry Map

How to book ferries from Orkney Islands to Shetland Islands

The Direct Ferries Orkney Islands to Shetland Islands ferry crossing  comparison allows you to view ferry timetables and prices for all comparable routes travelling to Shetland Islands so you are sure to find the right sailing at the right ferry price!

For more information on each individual ferry crossing sailing from Orkney Islands to Shetland Islands please browse this page.

So what now? Just select your preferred route from the fare search and we’ll find you the best fare and compare it to any similar route meaning you’ll find the best option for your trip!
Orkney Islands
Orkney Islands
Ferries to Shetland Islands
Shetland Islands

Orkney Islands to Shetland Islands Ferry Guide

There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands operated by 1 ferry company – Northlink Ferries. The Kirkwall to Lerwick ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 7 hours 45 minutes.

Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Orkney Islands Shetland Islands crossing between Kirkwall and Lerwick.

Ferries from Orkney Islands to Shetland Islands

About Orkney Islands:

The Orkney Islands are an archipelago of approximately 70 islands in Northern Scotland, around 10 miles off the North coast of Scotland.

The largest island in the archipelago is known as the “mainland” and houses the majority of the population and many arts and crafts trails and attractions.

The Orkney Islands combines its beautiful beaches with rich heritage, culture and wonderful wildlife, bring people a distinct and magical experience.

About Shetland Islands:

The Shetland Islands are an archipelago in Scotland around 100 miles North of the Scottish mainland. The archipelago is composed of over a hundred islands, out of which only fifteen are inhabited.

Shetland is a great place for nature lovers, offering a natural world where wildlife is truly wild, making it possible to watch otters and seals at play while hearing the sound of seabirds crowding the cliffs. Its 6000 years of history also brings a truly unique culture to the Shetland Islands.

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