Ports – Aberdeen

Jamieson’s Quay, Aberdeen, AB11 5NP, United Kingdom

Aberdeen Ferry Terminal is located within the historic city of Aberdeen on the North East coast of Scotland. The port is a very convenient port of departure, being located just 125 miles from Edinburgh and 145 miles from Glasgow. Aberdeen is served well by all forms of public transport.

Aberdeen Ferry Terminal Facilities

  • Ticket Sales and Enquiries
  • Payphone
  • Hot and Cold Drinks Vending Machines
  • Left luggage
  • Lift
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Toilet
Aberdeen Ferry Terminal Accessibility information
Inside Aberdeen Ferry Terminal


The left luggage facility is available to passengers who are booked for the same day’s sailing from 08:00 up until 2 hrs 15 mins before departure.

Luggage must be labelled for the onward voyage (e.g. Kirkwall or Lerwick).

It is the responsibility of passengers to transfer their own luggage from the left luggage facility to the luggage trolleys. All items of baggage are left at the owners risk and maybe subject to searching if regulations require.

Parking at Aberdeen Ferry Terminal

Car parking (hourly/daily rates apply) is available nearby the Aberdeen Terminal at

  • The car park at Commercial Quay is operated by Aberdeen Harbour Board. Parking is allowed for a maximum of 72hrs.
  • Union Square (https://www.unionsquareaberdeen.com/parking) which is 3 minutes away. This is surface parking for standard parking bay size vehicles, with no height restriction.
  • NCP Ship Row (https://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park/car-parks/aberdeen-shiprow/) which is 15 minutes away. There is a height restriction of 1.9m. A discount is available to NorthLink Ferries passengers with a validated NCP ticket (tickets are validated on return in the NorthLink Ferries Terminal Aberdeen and prices are £9 for each of the first 3 days and £6 for each day after that.) Please note: This discount is subject to change by NCP without notice.

Parking for oversized vehicles / vehicles with tows is available at Aberdeen Beach Boulevard and Esplanade.

Shopmobility Aberdeen in Union Square have a wide range of mobility items for people to use in Aberdeen. Visit the Shopmobility website for more information. The charity can deliver and collect to and from the NorthLink Aberdeen Terminal.

For departing passengers: checking in at Aberdeen

Check-in at Aberdeen Ferry Terminal commences two hours prior to departure. Car drivers are recommended to check in at least one hour prior to departure.

Check-in closes 30 minutes prior to departure.

For arriving passengers: in the morning

Drivers must come down to the car deck (when called) to remove the vehicle from the ship. Foot passengers are welcome to stay onboard until 08:00 and leave by the passenger walkway.

There is a bus stop just outside the Aberdeen Ferry Terminal for the 727 Jet Bus service to Aberdeen Airport. The service will operate at the following times:

Monday to Friday
07:42 Leaves NorthLink Aberdeen terminal / 08:34 Arrives Aberdeen Airport
14:55 Leaves Aberdeen Airport / 15:27 Arrives NorthLink Aberdeen Terminal
Saturday & Sunday
07:20 Leaves NorthLink Aberdeen terminal / 08:02 Arrives Aberdeen Airport
15:20 Leaves Aberdeen Airport / 15:51 Arrives NorthLink Aberdeen Terminal

Please be aware that the Jet Bus also calls in more regularly at nearby Union Square. For more details about this daily service please view the 727 Jet Bus timetable here.

Aberdeen Terminal Breakfast Parking

Please note that we now have a designated parking area for those passengers wishing to return to the ship for breakfast.

Please enter and exit spaces via lane 10. Thank you.

Checking in at Aberdeen

As the Aberdeen terminal is in the city centre, passengers should allow sufficient time if arriving by car. Check-in at Aberdeen Ferry Terminal commences two hours prior to departure. Car drivers are recommended to check in at least one hour prior to departure.

Final check-in is 30 minutes prior to departure.

Aberdeen Ferry Terminal Opening Hours

Monday06:45 - 19:00
Tuesday 06:45 - 17:00
Tuesday *06:45 - 19:00
Wednesday06:45 - 19:00
Thursday06:45 - 17:00
Friday06:45 - 19:00
Saturday06:45 - 17:00
Sunday 06:45 - 17:00
* 19:00 closing from 1st Jan - 31st Mar, and 1st Nov - 31st Dec.

Streetview tour of the Aberdeen Terminal