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Stromness to Scrabster Ferry

Depending on the season their are usually 2 daily and 16 weekly sailings between Stromness and Scrabster. The Stromness to Scrabster ferry is operated by Northlink Ferries. Stromness Scrabster Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Stromness Scrabster Ferry Times

The earliest Stromness Scrabster ferry typically departs Stromness at about 06:30. The average sailing time of a ferry from Stromness to Scrabster is approximately 1h 30m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 1h 30m.

Stromness to Scrabster Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Stromness to Scrabster typically range between $75* and $483*. On average the Stromness Scrabster ferry is $266*. The cheapest Stromness Scrabster ferry prices start from $42*. The average price for a foot passenger is $116*. The average price for a Stromness Scrabster car ferry is $367*.

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

How far is Scrabster from Stromness?

The distance between Stromness and Scrabster is approximately 29.9 miles (48.1km), or 26.0 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Stromness to Scrabster?

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

Are foot passengers allowed on the Stromness Scrabster ferry?

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

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Stromness - Scrabster Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 1
Operators Northlink Ferries
Average Price A$266*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 16
Average Sailing Duration 1h 30m
First Ferry 06:30
Last Ferry 16:45
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 Stromness to Scrabster?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Stromness to Scrabster is approximately 1h 30m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

Which ferry companies operate between Stromness to Scrabster?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Stromness to Scrabster?

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

Stromness Guide

Stromness is a town in Orkney, Scotland, and is located in the south west of the island. The town is home to a well established port and at its heart is the main street which is lined with shops and houses. The town is made up of narrow lanes and alleys which lead off the main street, and is definitely full of charm. Records show that the town can trace its history back to the 16th century where an inn was located at the site of the current town. However, the town grew in importance during the 17th century when England was at war with France.

Located in the north part of the town are the harbour and quays that are now services by a new access road. facilities at the port include a tourist information office, vending machines, lockers and facilities for disabled passengers. A ferry service from Stromness to the Scottish mainland via the port of Scrabster operates as many as three times a day with the journey taking around 1 hour and 30 minutes.


Scrabster Guide

The Scottish town of Scrabster is located around 11 miles from the Castle of Mey and is within walking distance of Thurso, the second largest town in the Highlands. The Scottish Highlands are widely regarded as Europe's last remaining wilderness and is full of flora and fauna and has been a popular destination with the British royal family for decades. Visitors to Caithness and Sutherland have plenty of things to see and do which includes a number of historic buildings and a beautiful coastline. Scrabster is the most northerly port on the Scottish mainland and has been a popular port of choice for the Queen and her family when they disembarked from the Royal Yacht Britannia every August to visit the Queen Mother at her Highland holiday 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 to Scrabster Ferry Timetables

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


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Northlink Ferries 06:30 08:00 1 hour 30 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Northlink Ferries 09:00 10:30 1 hour 30 minutes Mon
Northlink Ferries 11:00 12:30 1 hour 30 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Northlink Ferries 16:45 18:15 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
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