Kirkwall to Aberdeen Ferry


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  • NorthLink operates ferry crossings on the route Kirkwall - Aberdeen
    2 crossings weekly
    7 hr 15 min
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  • Northlink (Freight) operates ferry crossings on the route Kirkwall - Aberdeen
    2 crossings weekly
    7 hr 15 min
    Get Price

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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With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Kirkwall 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 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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Kirkwall to Aberdeen Popular Questions

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

The average journey time by ferry between Kirkwall to Aberdeen is 7 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 Kirkwall to Aberdeen travel?

The fastest journey time by ferry from Kirkwall to Aberdeen is 7 hrs 15 min, with NorthLink.

What time does the ferry from Kirkwall to Aberdeen leave?

The ferry from Kirkwall to Aberdeen leaves at 23:45 with NorthLink. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

Which ferry companies operate between Kirkwall to Aberdeen?

Ferries travelling from Kirkwall 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 Kirkwall.