Ferry to Orkney Islands
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Scrabster Stromness Ferry

The Scrabster Stromness ferry route connects Scotland with Orkney Islands. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Northlink Ferries. The crossing operates up to 14 times each week with sailing durations from around 1 hour 30 minutes.

Scrabster Stromness sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Scotland to Orkney Islands page.
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Scrabster - Stromness Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 1
Operators Northlink Ferries
Average Price £190*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 16
Average Sailing Duration 1h 30m
First Ferry 08:45
Last Ferry 19:00
Distance 26 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-07-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Scrabster to Stromness?

The ferry crossing time from Scrabster to Stromness is approximately 1h 30m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

Which ferry companies operate between Scrabster to Stromness?

There is 1 ferry operator for Scrabster to Stromness and this is
  • Northlink Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Scrabster to Stromness?

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Scrabster Guide

The small town of Scrabster is located on Thurso Bay in Caithness, on the Scottish north east coast. It is situated around 2 km from Thurso, 26 km from Wick and 180 km from Inverness. The town's harbour was the base for a ferry operation that carried military explosives to Scapa Flow during the Second World War. The service continued until 1945 and was operated using a 40 ft King's Lynn pilotcutter, named Mermaid, which was built in 1908. Following the war the harbour has continued to play an important role in the town's growth and prosperity. It is the most northerly port on the Scottish mainland and is an important fishing port. For several decades it was also the port of choice for the Queen and her family when they disembarked from the Royal Yacht Britannia every August when they visited the Queen Mother at her Highland home, Castle of Mey, 11 miles from Scrabster. Today, visitors can follow in their footsteps, as the Castle is open to visitors.

Ferries from the port depart to Stromness in Orkney.

Stromness Guide

Located in the south west of Orkney, in Scotland, Stromness is a town and sea port that is centred around its main street which is characterised by houses and shops built from local stone. The town can trace its history back to the 16th century where records show that an inn was located on the site of the current town. During the 17th century the town became increasingly important when England was at war with France. The town's quays and harbour are located to the north of the town and are now accessed by a new coastal road which has alleviated the amount of harbour traffic in the northern parts of the town.

There is a ferry service from Stromness to the Scottish mainland via the port of Scrabster and operates around three times each day with a crossing time of around 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Scrabster to Stromness Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 22/07/2024 and 28/07/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Northlink Ferries 08:45 10:15 1 hour 30 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Northlink Ferries 12:00 13:30 1 hour 30 minutes Mon
Northlink Ferries 13:15 14:45 1 hour 30 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Northlink Ferries 19:00 20:30 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
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