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

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

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Northlink Ferries

NorthLink Ferries connects Scotland with the Isles of Orkney and Shetland, operating 363 days per year and providing the lifeline service to the Northern Isles, with islanders and visitors all using the service.

Now operated by Serco, NorthLink Ferries’ fleet of magnificent ferries provides a very high standard of comfort while meeting and exceeding all the latest safety requirements. Your sea voyage with Northlink will be a safe, luxurious, and enjoyable experience, with the frequency of services and sailing times carefully prepared for your convenience to make travel to the northern isles more simple and enjoyable than ever before.

Northlink Ferries have plenty of routes between mainland Scotland and the North Isles available for booking throughout the entire year. These include: Aberdeen to Orkney, Aberdeen to Lerwick and Scrabster to Orkney.

Northlink Ferries’ ships are designed with comfort in mind, with well-appointed lounges, bars and dining facilities with 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, as well as Sleeping Pods which offer a more affordable accommodation choice than cabins. 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

  • "Trip with dogs"

    Smooth trip both on the water and in the cabin. Dog friendly cabins were good with accessibility to a deck up two flights of stairs. Staff and food were lovely but for a dog owner a small patch of Astro turf would have made our trip better

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  • "great sailing"

    The Ferries were spotless and comfortable and my journey was very good. Thank you, staff were also very helpful.

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  • "Happy"

    Very pleased .

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  • "Great Ride!"

    Punctual, Comfortable, Quick.

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