Gills Bay St Margarets Hope ferry

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The Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope ferry route connects Gills Bay on the Scottish mainland which is about 3 miles (4.8 km) west of John o' Groats to St Margaret's Hope, a village in the Orkney Islands, off the north-east coast of Scotland. The route is operated by Pentland Ferries. There are up to 4 crossings per day. The crossing time is approximately 1 hour. This route accepts vehicles and foot passengers.


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About Gills Bay

Gills Bay ferry port lies on the Pentland. It is easily reached when driving round the Scottish north coast road. Gills Bay is located to the northeast of the Caithness settlement of Gills, 3 miles (5 km) west of John o' Groats in Highland Council Area. It is a favourite sunbathing spot for local seal populations.

About St Margaret's Hope

St Margaret's Hope, also known as The Hope, is a village in the Orkneys, located off Scotland's north-east coast. The word Hope comes from the Norse word 'hjop', which means bay.

St. Margaret's Hope has a number of shops and restaurants and is famous for its annual Boys' Ploughing Match, a festival where young boys plough in the sands of the Sand of Wright, while girls wear traditional costumes.

If you catch a St Margaret's Hope ferry, do not forget to visit the Smiddy Museum, with lots of old blacksmith's tools to try out and lots of old photographs.

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Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey from Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope? 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 Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope take?

The average journey time by ferry between Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope is 1 hrs. 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 Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope travel?

The fastest journey time by ferry from Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope is 1 hrs, with Pentland Ferries.

How much does the ferry from Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope cost?

The cheapest ferry ticket price from Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope found by AFerry customers recently is €158, travelling with Pentland Ferries on Monday, 14 October 2019. Prices also vary depending on the date and time of travel.

What time does the first ferry from Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope leave?

The first ferry from Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope leaves at 09:30 with Pentland Ferries. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

What time does the last ferry from Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope leave?

The last ferry from Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope leaves at 18:45 with Pentland Ferries. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

Which ferry companies operate between Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope?

Ferries travelling from Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope are operated by Pentland Ferries.

Looking for more information?

If you're looking for the return journey, check out St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay.