Ports – Stromness

NorthLink Ferries, Ferry Road, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3BH, United Kingdom

Stromness Ferry Terminal can be found at Orkney’s main gateway – the busy port of Stromness. Dating from the 17th century, Stromness owes its origins to its excellent harbour.

Today, visitors and residents alike can stroll through the cobbled streets enjoying the range of craft shops, tremendous views of the harbour and the excellent dining opportunities.

Stromness is 16 miles from Kirkwall, 9 miles from Finstown and 19 miles from Kirkwall Airport.

  • Stromness by Bus
    In Stromness, buses stop opposite the ferry terminal. Buses are operated by Stagecoach.
    There is a bus service from Stromness which connects with evening ferries to/from Hatston.
    View the Hatston connecting bus information
  • Stromness by Air
    Kirkwall Airport is located 19 miles from Stromness. There is a regular bus service from Stromness to Kirkwall, and from Kirkwall to the airport, operated by Stagecoach. Inter-island services are operated by Loganair.
  • Stromness by Sea
    Orkney Ferries operate a regular passenger ferry service from Stromness to Graemsay and Hoy and also operate all other inter-island services.

Stromness Terminal Facilities

  • Ticket Sales and Enquiries
  • Tourist Information Centre
  • Luggage area with lockers
  • Hot and Cold Drinks Vending Machines
  • Lift
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Toilet
Stromness Ferry Terminal Accessibility information

Parking at Stromness Terminal

There is short term parking available at the terminal, with long-stay parking available on Ferry Road, a short distance from the terminal.

Checking in at Stromness

Check-in for the 06:30 sailing will open 60 minutes prior to departure. Passengers who have reserved an overnight cabin should check in and board for the 06:30 sailing from Stromness between 21:30 – 23:30 the previous evening. For all other sailings check-in will open 90 minutes 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.

Stromness Ferry Terminal Opening Hours

Monday05:30 - 16:4520:00 - 23:30
Tuesday05:30 - 16:4520:00 - 23:30
Wednesday05:30 - 16:4520:00 - 23:30
Thursday05:30 - 16:4520:00 - 23:30
Friday05:30 - 16:4520:00 - 23:30
Saturday05:30 - 16:4520:00 - 23:30
Sunday05:30 - 16:4520:00 - 23:30

Streetview tour of the Stromness Terminal