Timetables

2021 Timetables

These timetables will be subject to regular review as required.

NorthLink Ferries will operate an amended service on selected dates between January and March on routes to Orkney and Shetland as passenger ships undergo scheduled maintenance. View the 2021 Dry Dock timetable for more information.

Timetables for the freight vessels can be found at https://freight.northlinkferries.co.uk/timetables

Aberdeen – Kirkwall – Lerwick (Northbound)
Summer – 29th March to 31st October

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Dep Aberdeen19:0017:0019:0017:0019:0017:0017:00
Arr Kirkwall-23:00-23:00-23:0023:00
Dep Kirkwall-23:45-23:45-23:4523:45
Arr Lerwick07:3007:3007:3007:3007:3007:3007:30

Aberdeen – Kirkwall – Lerwick (Northbound)
Winter – 1st November to 28th March

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Dep Aberdeen19:0019:0019:0017:0019:0017:0017:00
Arr Kirkwall---23:00-23:0023:00
Dep Kirkwall---23:45-23:4523:45
Arr Lerwick07:3007:3007:3007:3007:3007:3007:30

Lerwick – Kirkwall – Aberdeen (Southbound)
Summer – 29th March to 31st October

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Dep Lerwick17:3019:0017:3019:00173019:0019:00
Arr Kirkwall23:00-23:00-23:00--
Dep Kirkwall23:45-23:45-23:45--
Arr Aberdeen07:0007:0007:0007:0007:0007:0007:00

Lerwick – Kirkwall – Aberdeen (Southbound)
Winter – 1st November to 28th March

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Dep Lerwick19:0019:0017:3019:0017:3019:0019:00
Arr Kirkwall--23:00-23:00--
Dep Kirkwall--23:45-23:45--
Arr Aberdeen07:0007:0007:0007:0007:0007:0007:00

This timetable will be subject to regular review as required.

Passengers travelling should at all times be aware that changes may be introduced at short notice.

Scrabster to Stromness 2021

Pentland Firth sailing timetable 2021

Scrabster to Stromness Off Peak Timetable (dates marked in light blue)

DEPARTURE TIMES

Sailing time: 90 minutes
Stromness to Scrabster06:3016:45
Scrabster to Stromness08:4519:00

Scrabster to Stromness Peak Timetable (dates marked in pink)

DEPARTURE TIMES

Sailing time: 90 minutes
Stromness to Scrabster06:3011:0016:45
Scrabster to Stromness08:4513:1519:00

Scrabster to Stromness Weekend Timetable (dates marked in dark blue)

DEPARTURE TIMES

Sailing time: 90 minutes
Stromness to Scrabster09:0016:45
Scrabster to Stromness12:0019:00

Christmas and New Year period

Schedules immediately before and following Christmas and New Year are subject to change.