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Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

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How To Get To Lerwick Ferry Port

  • Lerwick Ferry Port by Car

    Lerwick Ferry Terminal is located 2 miles from the town centre, on Holmsgarth Road in Lerwick, the capital of Shetland.

  • Lerwick Ferry Port by Bus

    Lerwick Bus Station is located less than one mile from the ferry terminal. Bus services in Shetland are provided by the Shetland Islands Council and operated by various local operators.

  • Lerwick Accommodation

    If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Lerwick Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Lerwick Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!

Lerwick Ferry Services

Lerwick Guide

Lerwick Ferry Port

Regarded by some as ‘Britain’s Top Port’ Lerwick is one of the most northerly ports belonging to the UK, laying around 160 km off the north coast of mainland Scotland. The only ferry routes operating from Lerwick are to other coastal cities in Scotland, with daily sailings to Aberdeen and three sailings per week to Kirkwall. Due to the relatively small area and its geographical location, Lerwick harbour is the main industry for the region. There is a maritime feel to the entire town; fishing and the ferry industry bring in much of the revenue, and the port holds many boating events per year which attract tourists who have an active interest in maritime. Away from the port, the mountains and hills surrounding Lerwick are prime for embarking on an afternoon stroll; the views are stunning and the sea breeze makes for a refreshing change of pace. There are a couple of museums that are worth a visit, and of course the restaurants serve excellent seafood at reasonable prices. The town is so small that most places are within walking distance; the town centre itself is particularly compact. There are also taxis available for quicker and more convenient transport.

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