Lerwick to Kirkwall Ferry

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  • NorthLink operates ferry crossings on the route Lerwick - Kirkwall
    2 crossings weekly
    5 hr 30 min
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Lerwick to Kirkwall is a domestic route in Shetland and is operated by NorthLink.

Book a Lerwick to Kirkwall ferry today with AFerry. Just use the form above and choose the route that you want. If nothing appears automatically, start typing Lerwick. 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 Lerwick to Kirkwall

If there is more than one ferry company operating on the Lerwick Kirkwall 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 Lerwick to Kirkwall 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 Lerwick to Kirkwall 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 Lerwick to Kirkwall route and the journey times. You might also see some recent prices our customers have found. The best way to find a cheap Lerwick to Kirkwall ferry though is to use the form above today to see all of our possible choices.

Getting the best price for your Lerwick to Kirkwall ferry

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

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".

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.