Northlink Ferries
The ferry port of Kirkwall connects Orkney Islands with Scotland & Shetland Islands with ferry services operated by Northlink Ferries.

There is a choice of up to 7 sailings per week from Kirkwall with the shortest crossing taking around 7 hours 15 minutes.

Use our guide on this page for some quick information or get live Kirkwall sailing times and prices in our fare search.

How to book a Kirkwall Ferry

Use the Direct Ferries Kirkwall Ferry crossing guide to find out everything you need to know about getting a ferry sailing to or from Orkney Islands.

Our Kirkwall ferry price comparison allows you to compare Kirkwall ferries with all available ferry operators as well as any alternative crossing meaning that you are guaranteed to find the best price travelling at the best available time, irrespective of your destination.

To get started, just enter your details into the Kirkwall ferry 'Fare Search' and you’re almost there. For Kirkwall freight ferries, visit our freight page.

Kirkwall Port Map

Kirkwall Ferry Services

Kirkwall to Aberdeen with Northlink Ferries
Crossing Duration3 Sailings Weekly
Sailing Schedules 7 hour 15 minute crossing
Northlink Ferries
Kirkwall to Lerwick with Northlink Ferries
Crossing Duration4 Sailings Weekly
Sailing Schedules 7 hour 45 minute crossing
Northlink Ferries
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