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Ferry from Lerwick to Aberdeen

There are around 6 weekly sailings from Lerwick to Aberdeen. The Lerwick Aberdeen ferry is operated by Northlink Ferries. Lerwick Aberdeen Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Lerwick to Aberdeen Ferry Times

Ferries from Lerwick to Aberdeen typically depart from Lerwick at around 17:30. The average sailing time of a Aberdeen Lerwick ferry is approximately 12h 33m.

Lerwick Aberdeen Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Lerwick Aberdeen ferries typically range between €41* and €435*. The average price is around €228*. The cheapest ferry prices from Lerwick to Aberdeen start from €33*. The average price for a foot passenger is €102*. The average price for a car ferry is €363*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

What is the distance between Lerwick and Aberdeen?

The distance between Lerwick to Aberdeen is approximately 218.2 miles (351.1km), or 189.6 nautical miles.

Is there a Lerwick Aberdeen car ferry?

Yes, Northlink Ferries offer a car ferry from Lerwick to Aberdeen. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Lerwick and Aberdeen.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Lerwick Aberdeen ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Lerwick to Aberdeen with Northlink Ferries.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Shetland Islands to Scotland page.
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Lerwick - Aberdeen Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 1
Operators Northlink Ferries
Average Price 290 €*
Average Weekly Sailings 6
Average Sailing Duration 12h 33m
Fastest Sailing Duration 12h 0m
First Ferry 17:30
Last Ferry 19:00
Distance 189 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-07-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Lerwick to Aberdeen?

The approximate duration for ferries from Lerwick to Aberdeen is 12h. Durations can vary by operator and season.

Which ferry companies operate between Lerwick to Aberdeen?

There is 1 ferry operator for ferries from Lerwick to Aberdeen and this is
  • Northlink Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Lerwick to Aberdeen?

Book Lerwick to Aberdeen tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.

Lerwick Guide

The town of Lerwick is the main port, and capital, of the Shetland Islands in Scotland. The town which is located on the east coast of Shetland is roughly 160 km off the north east coast of Scotland, 340 km to the north of the city of Aberdeen and 370 km to the west of Bergen in Norway. The town has many amenities which one would normally expect to see in much larger towns on the British mainland which include leisure and entertainment facilities with a good selection of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. The town is centred around its busy harbour while Hay’s Dock was once the centre of Shetland’s fishing industry and boatbuilding and is now home to the splendid Shetland Museum and Archives.

The port, which lies at the crossroads of the North Sea and the north east Atlantic, is the UK's most northern port. The port has a new elevated passenger walkway to facilitate the new roll-on, roll-off ferries. There are daily ferry services operating between Lerwick and Aberdeen, regularly calling at Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands. The Shetland Islands Council also operate a ro-ro ferry service to Out Skerries and Bressay from a terminal in the centre of the town.

Aberdeen Guide

Located in the north east of Scotland, the city of Aberdeen is Scotland's third most populous city. The city's architecture is famous for its wide use of granite which has led to the city often being referred to as "the Granite City". The city is well known for its floral displays which include 2 million roses, 11 million daffodils and 3 million crocuses. So impressive is the city's floral displays that it was won the RHS's Britain in Bloom 'Best City' award ten times, the overall Scotland in Bloom competition 20 times and the Large City category every year since 1968. It is also known for its parks and gardens, of which it has over 45 throughout the city.

Aberdeen's port has good road, air and rail connections and passenger facilities at its terminal that includes a cafe and a supermarket. The terminal also has good facilities for disabled passengers. There are regular services from the port to Lerwick on the Shetland Islands with a crossing time of around 1 hour and 30 minutes. There are also three sailings each week to Kirkwall with a crossing time of around 6 hours.

Lerwick to Aberdeen Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 22/07/2024 and 28/07/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Northlink Ferries 17:30 07:00 13 hours 30 minutes Tue, Thu, Sat
Northlink Ferries 19:00 07:00 12 hours Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
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