Aberdeen Ferries


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Book a ferry to Aberdeen with AFerry. Ferries to Aberdeen, in Scotland, are available from Orkney and Shetland. You can take a ferry to Aberdeen from Kirkwall and Lerwick.

Aberdeen Ferry Companies

Ferries to and from Aberdeen are operated by NorthLink. When you search for a ferry to Aberdeen, we will always show a range of times just in case it's cheaper earlier or later than the time you select.

Aberdeen ferries with NorthLink are known for their comfort and high levels of service, and you will feel like your holiday has begun the moment you step on board. Travelling to Aberdeen will be easy and hassle free. Start by making your booking today, it's quick and easy.

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About Aberdeen

The port in Aberdeen welcomes over 3 million travellers a year, connecting the UK with the Shetland Islands, Norway and Denmark. It is an important travel hub between the UK and Scandinavia, with many ferry services.

Aberdeen itself is Scotland's third largest city, around 120 miles northeast of Edinburgh on the banks of the rivers Dee and Don. Aberdeen also hosts the world renowned Aberdeen International Youth Festival, one of Scotland's major international cultural events, which each year attracts the most talented young performers from across the globe.

Book your ferry to Shetland from Scotland's biggest ferry port simply and securely with AFerry.

Ferries to and from Aberdeen

Northlink Ferries is owned by the Scottish government and provide frequent sailings to Shetland and Orkney. Sailing from Aberdeen means you can access these wild, untamed islands quickly and easily from the UK national road network. When you arrive in Shetland, you can take advantage of the onboard cooked breakfast before you continue your journey into these wild lands.

There is a range of bars and restaurants to choose from and, if you have young children, there is a children's play area for them to enjoy.

Aberdeen's Port

Aberdeen's bustling ferry port is found in the south-east of the city with excellent links via road and rail. Aberdeen is home to a world class port which provides ferry and freight services to Norway, Denmark and the Shetland Islands, all of which can be booked through AFerry.

Aberdeen port facilities

Terminal facilities at Aberdeen ferry port include ticket sales and enquiries, vending machines, payphones, disabled access and toilets, lifts. Passengers can also enjoy a special rate at the nearby NCP car park in Ship Row.

Getting to Aberdeen Port

By car
Follow the A90 to Aberdeen from either Peterhead or Forfar; alternatively, take the A96 from Inverness. Then follow the signs to the ferry port, which is on the north bank of the River Dee.

By train
Aberdeen's Railway Station is located on Guild Street, handily close to the ferry terminal and there are regular services to and from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness with onward connections to much of the UK.

By bus
Aberdeen's port is situated less than a mile from the city bus station, with regular services between them.

Aberdeen Map

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Port Addresses


Jamieson's Quay, Aberdeen, AB11 5NP, Scotland


  • 11 Nov 2019
    Good Trip
    • All good

      Review by LESLEY INNES

  • 20 Sep 2016
    First Ferry trip from Lerwick to Aberdeen
    • My first trip aboard the Northlink ferry from Lerwick to Aberdeen was well designed from the friendly check in staff to the facilities aboard the ferry. I booked in my bag and had dinner at the buffet style restaurant, choice and quality were ideal. I found the sleeping pod I had booked fine for the overnight journey. As I had plenty of time in the morning being able to eat a meal on the ferry before I caught my train was ideal.Thank you Northlink ferry for a great experience.

      Review by margaret

  • 04 Sep 2016
    Ferry review
    • very impressed

      Review by Anon

  • 24 Aug 2014
    Pleasant Voyage
    • Simple to get on board, fine accommodation and pretty good food and good selection of drinks on board. What else do you need?

      Review by Anon

  • 22 Aug 2014
    Excellent voyage
    • My wife and I had a pleasant and calm crossing - it was a surprise to us that the ferry called in Kirkwall as the schedule by the time of planning said "no" on Wednesdays - we had actually planned to go to Orkney and had dropped the plans for that reason.

      Review by Anders Osterby

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