Ferries to Shetland Islands
2 Ferry crossings from 3 Ports
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Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

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Ferries to Shetland Islands

Ferries to Shetland Islands are provided by Northlink Ferries.

Shetland Islands Ferry Times

Ferries to Shetland Islands sail around 2 times a day and up to 9 times a week. Ferry timetables can vary by season. Use our deal finder for the latest ferry information and tickets.

Shetland Islands Ferry Ports

There is only 1 ferry port in Shetland Islands and this is Lerwick.

Ferries from Aberdeen to Lerwick

Aberdeen Lerwick ferries sail approximately 6 times a week, with a crossing time of 12 hours 30 minutes.

Ferries from Kirkwall to Lerwick

The ferry from Kirkwall to Lerwick sails in approximately 7 hours 45 minutes with 3 weekly sailings.

Can you take a car ferry to Shetland Islands?

There is a car ferry to Shetland Islands. Northlink Ferries offer car ferries to Shetland Islands. A car ferry may not be available on all routes, we recommend viewing our Deal Finder for the latest car ferry information and pricing.

Shetland Islands Ferry Prices and Offers

Ferry prices for ferries to Shetland Islands can vary by route, operator and season. We recommend booking in advance to get the best ferry deals and availability.

Book ferry tickets to Shetland Islands

Booking ferries to Shetland Islands is easy. Book online and manage your trip with Direct Ferries. Use our Deal Finder to compare tickets and book the best option for you.

Most popular questions

Which ferries travel to Shetland Islands?

Ferries to Shetland Islands:
  • Aberdeen
  • Kirkwall

What are the ferry ports in Shetland Islands?

Shetland Islands Ferry Ports:
  • Lerwick

Can you take pets on the ferry to Shetland Islands?

No, pets are not permitted on ferries to Shetland Islands.

Shetland Islands Ferry Map and Routes

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