Scrabster Ferry

Scrabster ferry port in Scotland connects you with Stromness in Orkney Islands with a choice of up to 21 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Scrabster to Stromness crossing is from 1 hour 30 minutes and the crossing is operated by Northlink Ferries.


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Scrabster Ferry Services

  • Northlink Ferries
    • 3 Sailings Daily 1 hr 30 min
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Scrabster Guide

Scrabster is found on the north coast of Scotland, laying in the settlement of Thurso Bay. The port was prevalent in the Second World War, but now it is primarily used as a gateway to the Orkney Islands, with many crossings to Stromness.

What is there to do in Scrabster?

Used as one of the main fishing ports in northern Scotland, Scrabster remains fairly quiet all year round, with the port being the only form of revenue for the community. A few people reside in the small settlement but many residents of the Scottish north coast reside in neighbouring towns such as Thurso or Wick. There is little to do in the town, the only attraction is the Holburn Head Lighthouse which is found a few minutes’ walk from the harbour.

Scrabster is the kind of place where having a car is somewhat of a necessity, so bringing your car onto the ferry would be a judicious choice.

How To Get To Scrabster Ferry Port

  • Scrabster Ferry Port by Car

    Scrabster Ferry Terminal is located in Scrabster on the North coast of Scotland, 1 1/2 miles from Thurso, 22 1/2 miles from Wick and 112 miles from Inverness.

  • Scrabster Ferry Port by Train

    Scotrail operate regular rail services from Thurso to Inverness and Wick. Thurso Train Station is located about 2 miles from the terminal. For more information, please visit our Trains to Scotland page.

  • Scrabster Ferry Port Address

    Queen Elizabeth Pier, Scrabster, Caithness, KW14 7UT

  • Scrabster Accommodation

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