Northlink Ferries

NorthLink Ferries connect Scotland with the Northern Isles of Orkney and Shetland.

Northlink Ferries operate 363 days per year providing the lifeline service to the Northern Isles, with islanders and visitors all travelling by NorthLink Ferries

Now operated by Serco, NorthLink Ferries fleet of magnificent ferries provides a very high standard of comfort and meet and exceed all the latest safety requirements.

Your sea voyage with Northlink will be a safe, luxurious, and enjoyable experience. The frequency of Northlink Ferries service and sailing times has been carefully prepared for your convenience to make travel to the northern isles more simple and enjoyable than ever before.

Northlink Ferries ships are designed with comfort in mind, with well-appointed lounges and bars, dining facilities and menus containing a selection of fine Island and local Scottish mainland produce. The ships also feature an on-board retail outlet, entertainment and comfortable cabin accommodation. provides an impartial ferry comparison service allowing you to view numerous ferry company timetables and fares in one quick and easy search. Compare Northlink Ferries timetables and prices now with all alternative ferry operators before booking your ferry ticket.

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Northlink Ferries Customer Reviews

  • "Efficient"

    Pleased with all aspects of the trip no problems at all.

    'Richard' travelled with Northlink Ferries

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  • "Great ride!"

    On time; clean ferries; polite and professional crew. Excellent facilities onboard.

    'Cynthia and Bernard' travelled with Northlink Ferries

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    excellent general opinion

    'Anonymous' travelled with Northlink Ferries

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  • "Expensive but fantastic destination"

    The trip across was really expensive but Orkeny is a real sight! Good that you could eat onboard - that made it possible to use the time on the mainland better.

    'Cecilia' travelled with Northlink Ferries

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