Ferry from Scotland to Orkney Islands
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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 & Pentland Ferries provide the ferries from Scotland to Orkney Islands, with around 40 times per week. Ferry schedules can vary by season and operator.

How long is the ferry from Scotland to Orkney Islands?

Scotland Orkney Islands ferry time can range from 1 hour 15 minutes to 6 hours . Ferry duration can vary by ferry route, operator, and whether the ship is a conventional or high speed ferry.

Is there a fast ferry to Scotland to Orkney Islands?

The fastest ferry from Scotland to Orkney Islands in approximately 1 hour 15 minutes with Pentland Ferries on the Gills Bay St Margaret's Hope ferry.

Can I take a car on the ferry from Scotland to Orkney Islands?

Yes, passengers can take a car on Scotland Orkney Islands ferries with Northlink Ferries & Pentland Ferries.

What is the distance between Scotland and Orkney Islands?

The distance between Scotland and Orkney Islands is 19.1 miles (30.7km) and 16.6 nautical miles from the nearest destination ports.

What is the price of a ferry from Scotland to Orkney Islands?

Ferry prices from Scotland to Orkney Islands ranges on booking factors such as route, operator, season and vessel.

Gills Bay to St Margaret's Hope Ferries

The Gills Bay to St Margaret's Hope ferry sails approximately 3 times daily and up to 20 weekly with a crossing time of 1 hour 15 minutes.

Gills Bay to St Margaret's Hope Ferries

Ferries from Scrabster to Stromness sail about 2 times daily and up to 17 weekly with a sailing time of 1 hour 30 minutes.

Ferry Offers from Scotland to Orkney Islands

For the best ferry price, we recommend booking in advance for the cheapest tickets. Visit our special offers page to take advantage of all the latest ferry discounts.

Booking ferry tickets from Scotland to Orkney Islands

With Direct Ferries you can book and compare Scotland Orkney Islands ferry tickets, operators, timetables and prices using our Deal Finder.

Ferries from Scotland to Orkney Islands

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