Aberdeen to Lerwick Ferry

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  • NorthLink operates ferry crossings on the route Aberdeen - Lerwick
    6 crossings weekly
    12 hr 30 min
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  • Northlink (Freight) operates ferry crossings on the route Aberdeen - Lerwick
    1 crossings daily
    12 hr 30 min
    Get Price

The Aberdeen to Lerwick ferry connects Scotland to Shetland and is operated by NorthLink.

Book an Aberdeen to Lerwick ferry today with AFerry. Just use the form above and choose the route that you want. If nothing appears automatically, start typing Aberdeen. You can also type the country or even the name of the ferry company you are interested in. When you have the route that you want, choose single or return and all the other options you want.

How we compare ferries, prices and times for Aberdeen to Lerwick

If there is more than one ferry company operating on the Aberdeen Lerwick route we will show you all the ferry companies, to make sure you get our best price. We'll also show you any routes similar to Aberdeen to Lerwick so you have the complete picture when making your booking. And of course you'll also see a range of times just in case it's a bit cheaper earlier or later than your preferred booking time.

How you get your ticket and how you can make changes if you need to

Once you've chosen your perfect sailing and have made your booking we'll email you your booking confirmation for your Aberdeen to Lerwick ferry. The majority of tickets have instant confirmation.

We will also email you details about how you can contact us using our messaging service, as well as details about how you can change your ticket. Most of the time you can do this by yourself. The vast majority of our customers give us a review of four or five stars showing that their very happy with our service and communication.


Below you can see the ferry company or companies that sail on the Aberdeen to Lerwick route and the journey times. You might also see some recent prices our customers have found. The best way to find a cheap Aberdeen to Lerwick ferry though is to use the form above today to see all of our possible choices.

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Getting the best price for your Aberdeen to Lerwick ferry

With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Aberdeen to Lerwick. 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 Aberdeen to Lerwick 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 Aberdeen to Lerwick ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Aberdeen to Lerwick is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.

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.

About Lerwick

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".

Aberdeen to Lerwick Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey from Aberdeen to Lerwick? 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 Aberdeen to Lerwick take?

The average journey time by ferry between Aberdeen to Lerwick is 13 hrs 15 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 Aberdeen to Lerwick travel?

The fastest journey time by ferry from Aberdeen to Lerwick is 12 hrs 30 min, with NorthLink.

What time does the first ferry from Aberdeen to Lerwick leave?

The first ferry from Aberdeen to Lerwick leaves at 17:00 with NorthLink. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

What time does the last ferry from Aberdeen to Lerwick leave?

The last ferry from Aberdeen to Lerwick leaves at 19:00 with Northlink (Freight). Times may vary depending on the time of year.

Which ferry companies operate between Aberdeen to Lerwick?

Ferries travelling from Aberdeen to Lerwick are operated by NorthLink and Northlink (Freight).

Looking for more information?

If you're looking for the return journey, check out Lerwick to Aberdeen.