Lerwick to Aberdeen Ferry
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With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Lerwick to Aberdeen. No matter which page you book from we always include all our special offers. And there is no need to look for a discount code. If we have an offer available, your ferry price will include the reduction or offer. There's no need to look at other websites.
If you're not sure if the Lerwick 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 Lerwick to Aberdeen ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Lerwick to Aberdeen is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.
Lerwick Ferry Port is the main port of the Shetland Islands in Scotland, situated more than 100 miles off the North coast of Great Britain mainland (about 210 miles from Aberdeen). There are ferries from Lerwick both to mainland Scotland and the nearby Orkney Islands, all of which can be booked through AFerry
Lerwick Ferry Port is situated in the North harbour, about a mile from the town centre. Lerwick is the capital of Shetland and it centers all its activity around its busy port, particularly during the summer. The name Lerwick comes from the Old Norse and means "Bay of Mud".
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.
20 Sep 2016First 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
24 Aug 2014Pleasant 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 2014Excellent 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
09 Aug 2014Great way to get from Shetlands to the Mainland
We booked a cabin for 4 and never regretted it. We slept well and arrived refreshed in Aberdeen ready for our drive across Scotland to Glen Coe. The ship was great, clean, comfortable and well equipped. The food was fine and the ensuite in the cabin was great. The shower was a good one and the beds comfortable with a power point for sleep aids for one of our group. Having used the "sleeper seats" previously there is no comparison. Get a cabin and enjoy the trip it is well worth the extra money.
Review by Philip Ballard
05 Feb 2014Adventure
It was an incredibly rough ride over, nearly everyone on board was quite ill, so recommend the good sea sickness tablets in the winter runs as this type of condition was to be expected. Even some of the staff on board said that it was a really rough run, and were extremely hospitable about it all and super friendly. Our run home was firstly cancelled and everyone at the ferry place was amazingly helpful in getting us somewhere to stay and some discount vouchers for the next nights run. Overall, even though the boat was cancelled and delayed I cannot complain about the quality of the staff and the ship itself. Really great journey and great service and staff. thanks guys.
Review by Anon
Lerwick to Aberdeen Popular Questions
Want to know more about your journey from Lerwick to Aberdeen? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.
How long does the ferry from Lerwick to Aberdeen take?
The average journey time by ferry between Lerwick to Aberdeen is 12 hrs 53 min. The journey time may vary, so use our booking engine on this page to search for a specific travel date.
How fast does the ferry from Lerwick to Aberdeen travel?
The fastest journey time by ferry from Lerwick to Aberdeen is 12 hrs, with NorthLink.
What time does the first ferry from Lerwick to Aberdeen leave?
The first ferry from Lerwick to Aberdeen leaves at 17:30 with NorthLink. Times may vary depending on the time of year.
What time does the last ferry from Lerwick to Aberdeen leave?
The last ferry from Lerwick to Aberdeen leaves at 19:00 with Northlink (Freight). Times may vary depending on the time of year.
Which ferry companies operate between Lerwick to Aberdeen?
Ferries travelling from Lerwick to Aberdeen are operated by NorthLink and Northlink (Freight).
Looking for more information?
If you're looking for the return journey, check out Aberdeen to Lerwick.