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Scrabster Ferry Port is an important harbor of the Scottish fishing industry and also the fastest growing fishing port in Britain. It is situated in the North of Scotland, 1½ miles from Thurso, 22½ miles from Wick and 112 miles from Inverness. Ferries from Scrabster sail to the port of Stromness on the Orkney Islands. The routes to and from Scrabster are operated by Northlink Ferries, and you can find the best ferry for you using the simple booking form from

Below, you can find Scrabster ferry times, as well as our best deals.

Scrabster Ferry Times & Sailing Information

  • Scrabster - Stromness (NorthLink)

    • Timetable
    • up to 3 crossings per day
    • 1hr 30mins
    • NorthLink
  • Stromness - Scrabster (NorthLink)

    • Timetable
    • up to 3 crossings per day
    • 1hr 30mins
    • NorthLink

Ferries to and from Scrabster

Northlink Ferries have excellent facilities onboard and offer an unforgettable experience to all passengers.

Each NorthLink Ferry also provides spacious lounge areas, bars, children's play areas and comfortable en-suite cabins.

Scrabster port facilities

There is a long-stay car park in Scrabster Ferry Port, which is operated by Scrabster Harbour Trust.

Facilities at the terminal of Scrabster Ferry Port include ticket Sales and Enquiries; payphone, snack bar, Disabled Access and Disabled Toilet.

Getting to Scrabster

Rapsons operate local bus routes in the North of Scotland. Citylink operate a regular coach service from Scrabster to Inverness. Some services stop at the Ferry Terminal in Scrabster, while others stop 1½ miles from the Ferries Terminal, in the centre of Thurso.

A regular train service of Scotrail links Thurso and Wick with Inverness and is timed to connect with arrivals and departures of the Northlink ferry crossings from Scrabster port. A bus link between the station, Thurso town and Scrabster is in operation for speedy passenger transfer. Thurso Train Station is located about 2 miles from Scrabster Ferry terminal.

Wick Airport is situated 23½ miles from the town. There is a regular air service to Edinburgh.

About Scrabster

People travelling from Scrabster Ferry Port can take advantage of the spectacular views of the Old Man of Hoy, and St John's Head, which can only be seen on the ferry route from Scrabster Ferry Port to Stromness port in the Orkneys.

Scrabster Ferries Routes

Scrabster Ferries Freight

All Scrabster Ferries Reviews

based on 77 reviews
  • 25 September 2016
    A most enjoyable crossing
    • Scrabster to Stromness with NorthLink

      For a first timer to Orkney this was a comfortable and pleasant way to get there. Calm August weather and plenty of room on board made for a most enjoyable crossing

      Review by Stuart Twaddell, Couple.

  • 28 June 2016
    Trip to Orkney Islands
    • Scrabster to Stromness with NorthLink

      Great ferry trip with no issue and people on board very helpful

      Review by Anonymous, Solo Traveller.

  • 16 August 2015
    Holiday travels from NZ
    • Scrabster to Stromness with NorthLink

      I thought that the check in and boarding process was very good. Clear and easy communication via email and during the actual process. My only comment is the the quality of the wifi service on board was terrible - acknowledged by the staff. Something to think about ... otherwise I thought the ferry was clean and very suited for the trip.

      Review by ROBERT LANE, Couple.

  • 17 October 2014
    Ferry Review
    • Scrabster to Stromness with NorthLink

      Excellent service no complaints. The check in was easy and the loading and offloading was handled professionally.

      Review by Stephen Green, With Friends.

  • 07 October 2014
    Orkney gateway
    • Stromness to Scrabster with NorthLink

      We used Northlink Ferry to travel to and from Orkney. Very impressive and comfortable ship. As an older couple we appreciated having our luggage handled for us.

      Review by William Thomas, Couple.

Scrabster Port Map

Scrabster Port Address


Queen Elizabeth Pier, Scrabster, Caithness, KW14 7UT, Scotland.

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