NorthLink Ferries opens booking system for 2024

Thursday 21st December 2023

Serco NorthLink Ferries has officially opened its booking system for the full calendar year ahead – giving customers the opportunity to book forward travel up to the end of December 2024.

Billy Robb, Customer Service Director for NorthLink Ferries, said: “We are pleased to be able to open our booking system up to December 2024, allowing people to book travel in spring, summer and beyond, both to and from Shetland and Orkney.

“Last year’s passenger numbers show how popular the Northern Isles are with visitors, and we look forward to continuing to support the tourism sector while providing the lifeline service for islanders.”

After freezing ferry fares in 2023 and early 2024, Transport Scotland has confirmed fares on the Northern Isles ferry networks will increase by 8.7% for all travel from 1 April to 31 December 2024.

Serco has operated the Northern Isles service since July 2012, providing scheduled lifeline passenger and freight services to the Northern Isles. Bookings can be made at