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Coronavirus ferry travel advice
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Book a ferry to Lerwick with AFerry. Ferries to Lerwick, in Shetland, are available from Orkney and Scotland. You can take a ferry to Lerwick from Aberdeen and Kirkwall.
Lerwick Ferry Companies
Ferries to and from Lerwick are operated by NorthLink. When you search for a ferry to Lerwick, we will always show a range of times just in case it's cheaper earlier or later than the time you select.
Lerwick 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 Lerwick will be easy and hassle free. Start by making your booking today, it's quick and easy.
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".
Ferries to and from Lerwick
Travelling with Northlink Ferries will be an unforgettable experience. Onboard you will be able to relax in absolute comfort. Northlink ships take account of the special demands of the North Sea and Pentland Firth weather conditions and will make you feel like you are on a cruise.
Lerwick port facilities
Lerwick Ferry Port became fully operational in October 2002 and continues to provide excellent facilities for passengers. A limited number of free parking spaces are provided by Lerwick Port Authority for both short stay and long stay parking; however, availability of long stay parking spaces is not guaranteed and overnight parking in the short stay car park is prohibited.
Getting to Lerwick
Holmsgarth terminal is about 1 mile north of the town centre, opposite the Shetland Hotel, and is served by buses and taxis. For vehicle drivers, all ports are clearly signed.
A limited number of free parking spaces are provided by Lerwick Port Authority for both short stay and long stay parking, this being sign posted accordingly. It should be noted that the availability of long stay parking spaces is not guaranteed and overnight parking in the short stay car park is strictly prohibited.
Lerwick Bus Station is located less than one mile from the ferry terminal. Bus services in Shetland are provided by the Shetland Islands Council and operated by various local operators.
Holmsgarth Terminal, Holmsgarth, ZE1 0PR, Shetland Islands
12 Oct 2019ferry to Shetland
ok journey but sea was a bit rough but it was October! Ok trip with a nice cabin and able to sleep during the crossing
Review by MICHAEL BARRETT
25 Sep 2019Shetland pals
Brilliant time from start to finish
Review by Lee
03 Aug 2019Northlink ferry crossing
Smooth and comfortable crossing. Helpful and polite staff.
Review by WILLIAM VANCE
10 Jul 2019Good trip Aberdeen to Lerwick return.
Pleasant staff, clean and tidy ship on time. Food choices a bit basic and uninteresting. Will use again.
Review by Anon
20 Jun 2019Trouble free Shetlands
Long haul from Devon to Lerwick but worth every mile. Excellent ferry crossing and facilities. Cabin wee bit expensive but very clean, comfortable and welcome.All ferry staff excellent. Again, all a wee bit expensive but overall a wonderful trip and holiday. Lucky to be in Lerwick for lifdboat day and enjoyed 2 hour trip on NorthLink ferry with lifeboat putting on great display. Not to be missed.
Review by CHRIS HARWOOD