Kirkwall to Lerwick Ferry


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  • 3 crossings weekly
    7 hr 45 min
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Kirkwall to Lerwick is a domestic route in Shetland and is operated by NorthLink.

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Getting the best price for your Kirkwall to Lerwick ferry

With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Kirkwall 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 Kirkwall 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 Kirkwall to Lerwick ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Kirkwall to Lerwick 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 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".

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Kirkwall to Lerwick Popular Questions

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

The average journey time by ferry between Kirkwall to Lerwick is 7 hrs 45 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 Lerwick travel?

The fastest journey time by ferry from Kirkwall to Lerwick is 7 hrs 45 min, with NorthLink.

What time does the ferry from Kirkwall to Lerwick leave?

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

Which ferry companies operate between Kirkwall to Lerwick?

Ferries travelling from Kirkwall to Lerwick are operated by NorthLink.

Looking for more information?

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