Ferry from Scotland to Shetland Islands
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How Long is the ferry from Scotland to Shetland Islands?

Ferry duration from Scotland to Shetland Islands is approximately 12 hours and 30 minutes on the Aberdeen to Lerwick ferry route.

What is the ferry price from Scotland to Shetland Islands?

Prices can vary by operator, season and whether you’re sailing on a high-speed ferry or conventional ferry.

Can I travel with a vehicle from Scotland to Shetland Islands?

You can travel with your car on the ferry from Scotland to the Shetlands and as a foot passenger.

Ferry offers and discounts from Scotland to Shetland Islands

Ferry discounts vary throughout the year. Visit our offers page to take advantage of all the latest ferry discounts.

How to book ferry tickets from Scotland to Shetland Islands

Book and compare ferry operators, timetables and prices using our deal finder for all the most up to date sailing information.

About Scotland

Scotland is the northernmost country in the United Kingdom, occupying the Northern third of the land, sharing a border with England to the South. Scotland is a beautiful country well-known for its dramatic scenery of mountains and rugged coastlines, with the natural scenes of the Highlands as a top winner.

The Scottish climate tends to be very changeable, but even though the sun might not always shine, the warm welcome from the wonderful diversity of landscapes attracts many visitors.

If you’re heading away from Scotland by ferry then Northern Ireland is easily accessible with a choice of routes and ferry companies. Travelling from the Scottish mainland to the Orkney, Shetland or any of the destinations off Scotland’s west coast is more convenient than ever before and you’ll get to take in some of the most spectacular coastlines and landscapes in the UK while you sail too.

The direct route to the continent is no longer available, but there are numerous routes from Northern England to use instead.

About Shetland Islands

Shetland encompasses over a hundred islands to the north of Scotland, forming a subarctic archipelago in the North Sea.

Britain’s northernmost point; where Scandinavia meets Scotland, the Shetland Islands captivate visitors with their unique heritage, striking coastlines and beguiling countryside. While the human population is warm and friendly, the animals inhabiting these shores are just as memorable, ranging from puffins and dolphins to the famous namesake pony. They also have plenty to keep history-lovers occupied, with numerous well-preserved archaeological sites. Many have been dated further back than the Vikings, who left their mark on everything from place names to local dialects, including Iron Age brochs and mystical standing stones.

Ferries make the overnight journey from Aberdeen, on the east coast of Scotland, seven times a week, while there are less frequent, but shorter, routes available from the Orkney Islands, an archipelago to the southwest of Shetland.

How much are ferries from Scotland to Shetland Islands?

From   To Average price
Aberdeen, Scotland
Lerwick, Shetland Islands
£287.99Average price

Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days and exclusive of service fees.

Ferries from Scotland to Shetland Islands

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