Serco NorthLink Ferries has teamed up with bus operator, Stagecoach to provide a new service for ferry passengers.
As of this week (Monday, 14 October 2013), those on the Lerwick-Kirkwall-Aberdeen ferry will be greeted by the 727 JET Bus at the NorthLink Aberdeen Terminal, which will travel onto Aberdeen International Airport.
The service will operate Monday-Friday, departing the Terminal at 0735 hours and arriving at the Airport at 0815 hours. On Saturday and Sunday, it will leave at 0725 hours and arrive at 0755 hours.
The JET Bus will also return to the Terminal in the afternoon – on Monday to Friday it leaves the Airport at 1500 hours and arrives back at the Terminal at 1530 hours; and again at 1700 hours, arriving at the Terminal at 1733 hours – ideal for NorthLink’s 1900 hours sailings. On Saturday and Sunday it leaves the Airport at 1515 hours, arriving at the Terminal at 1545 hours.
The cost will be £1 from NorthLink Ferry Terminal to Union Sq and £2.70 from NorthLink Ferry Terminal to Aberdeen Airport.
Stuart Garrett, Managing Director at Serco NorthLink Ferries, said: “We are delighted to announce this new service which will undoubtedly ease travelling for our passengers, particularly those going further afield.
“Stepping off the ferry straight onto another mode of transport proves extremely convenient for a proportion of our passengers who are increasingly looking for stress-free onward travel options.
“We would like to thank Stagecoach for their cooperation in securing this service and we look forward to a fruitful partnership.”