Kirkwall to Aberdeen Ferry


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The Kirkwall to Aberdeen route connects Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkney Islands to Aberdeen in northeast Scotland. The ferry route is operated by Northlink Ferries. There are up to 4 crossings per week and the crossing time is approximately 6 hours. The distance from Kirkwall to Aberdeen is about 174 miles (about 280 km). This route accepts foot passengers and all vehicle types. Pets can also be booked on this route.

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If you're not sure if the Kirkwall to Aberdeen route is right for you or you can't decide between ferry companies, if there is more than one, you might also find it useful to read any reviews we have available. We ask all our customers to send us reviews for Kirkwall to Aberdeen ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Kirkwall to Aberdeen is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.

About Kirkwall

Kirkwall Ferry Port is located is in the Orkney Islands of which the city of Kirkwall is the capital. To learn more about the historical city visit its two museums, the Tankerness House Museum, which contains items of local historical interest, and the Wireless Museum which deals with the history of radio and recorded sound.

Another main event held each year at Christmas and New years is the Ba Game an example of traditional football games between the Uppies and the Doonies.

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.

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  • 04 Sep 2016
    Ferry review
    • very impressed

      Review by Anon

  • 07 May 2014
    Excellent Service
    • Really enjoyed my crossing. On time and staff very helpful. Boat only half full which may have made my experience so pleasant. Used sleep pod which was really excellent. My only gripe was the loud click and bang the door to the sleep pod room made every time someone entered or exited during the night. You should look at more silent closing doors otherwise everyone gets woken up every time. Apart from this small gripe the sleep pod option is very good and very reasonably priced.

      Review by Patrick Spens

  • 18 Apr 2011
    Once on the Boat, it's great
    • Excellent experience...However: 1. Location of and directions to the ferry terminal not clear. Had to ask as several places. 2. No place to wait for boarding except car or tiny room with beverage machine and three hard chairs.

      Review by Marvin Herman

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