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Lerwick to Aberdeen Ferry

Typically ferries from Lerwick to Aberdeen run 6 times a week. The Lerwick to Aberdeen ferry is operated by Northlink Ferries. Lerwick Aberdeen Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Lerwick Aberdeen Ferry Times

Lerwick Aberdeen ferries typically depart from Lerwick at around 17:30. The average sailing time of the ferry from Aberdeen to Lerwick is approximately 12h 33m.

Lerwick to Aberdeen Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Lerwick to Aberdeen typically range between $78* and $827*. On average the Lerwick Aberdeen ferry is $434*. The cheapest Lerwick Aberdeen ferry prices start from $63*. The average price for a foot passenger is $194*. The average price for a Lerwick Aberdeen car ferry is $690*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

How far is Aberdeen from Lerwick?

The distance between Lerwick and Aberdeen is approximately 218.2 miles (351.1km), or 189.6 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Lerwick to Aberdeen?

Yes, there is a car ferry from Lerwick to Aberdeen provided by Northlink Ferries. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and tickets for car ferries between Lerwick and Aberdeen.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Lerwick Aberdeen ferry?

Yes, Lerwick Aberdeen ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Lerwick to Aberdeen with Northlink Ferries.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Shetland Islands to Scotland page.
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Lerwick - Aberdeen Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 1
Operators Northlink Ferries
Average Price A$435*
Average Weekly Sailings 6
Average Sailing Duration 12h 33m
Fastest Sailing Duration 12h 0m
First Ferry 17:30
Last Ferry 19:00
Distance 189 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 Lerwick to Aberdeen?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Lerwick to Aberdeen is approximately 12h. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

Which ferry companies operate between Lerwick to Aberdeen?

There is 1 ferry operator for Lerwick to Aberdeen and this is
  • Northlink Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Lerwick to Aberdeen?

Ferries from Lerwick to Aberdeen are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.

Lerwick Guide

The town of Lerwick is the main port, and capital, of the Shetland Islands in Scotland. The town which is located on the east coast of Shetland is roughly 160 km off the north east coast of Scotland, 340 km to the north of the city of Aberdeen and 370 km to the west of Bergen in Norway. The town has many amenities which one would normally expect to see in much larger towns on the British mainland which include leisure and entertainment facilities with a good selection of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. The town is centred around its busy harbour while Hay’s Dock was once the centre of Shetland’s fishing industry and boatbuilding and is now home to the splendid Shetland Museum and Archives.

The port, which lies at the crossroads of the North Sea and the north east Atlantic, is the UK's most northern port. The port has a new elevated passenger walkway to facilitate the new roll-on, roll-off ferries. There are daily ferry services operating between Lerwick and Aberdeen, regularly calling at Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands. The Shetland Islands Council also operate a ro-ro ferry service to Out Skerries and Bressay from a terminal in the centre of the town.

Aberdeen Guide

Located in the north east of Scotland, the city of Aberdeen is Scotland's third most populous city. The city's architecture is famous for its wide use of granite which has led to the city often being referred to as "the Granite City". The city is well known for its floral displays which include 2 million roses, 11 million daffodils and 3 million crocuses. So impressive is the city's floral displays that it was won the RHS's Britain in Bloom 'Best City' award ten times, the overall Scotland in Bloom competition 20 times and the Large City category every year since 1968. It is also known for its parks and gardens, of which it has over 45 throughout the city.

Aberdeen's port has good road, air and rail connections and passenger facilities at its terminal that includes a cafe and a supermarket. The terminal also has good facilities for disabled passengers. There are regular services from the port to Lerwick on the Shetland Islands with a crossing time of around 1 hour and 30 minutes. There are also three sailings each week to Kirkwall with a crossing time of around 6 hours.

Lerwick to Aberdeen Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 15/7/2024 and 21/7/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Northlink Ferries 17:30 07:00 13 hours 30 minutes Tue, Thu, Sat
Northlink Ferries 19:00 07:00 12 hours Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
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