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Lerwick-Aberdeen Ferry Schedule

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Journey Information

Lerwick to Aberdeen, ABD ferry - cost & duration

Cheapest price$32.82
Shortest Duration12h 0m
Trips per day1
Ferry lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by ferry from Lerwick to Aberdeen right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most ferry companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, ferry companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much does a ferry ticket from Lerwick to Aberdeen cost?

Looking at daily average prices in last 30 days, $32.82 was the low point for ferry fares from Lerwick to Aberdeen. Any tickets cheaper than $32.82 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on ferry tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most ferry companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the ferry ride?

The ferry usually takes around 12 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 210 miles (338 kilometers) from Lerwick, ZET to Aberdeen, ABE. However, the fastest ferry only takes 12 hours, The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the ferry. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day to travel by ferry from Lerwick to Aberdeen?

The busiest day of the week to travel by ferry from Lerwick to Aberdeen is on Sunday. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out. On the other hand, Thursday is typically when ferries are least crowded. If you’re looking for a little extra space, taking a ferry on Thursday is the way to go.

When do the earliest ferry and latest ferry leave Lerwick?

There is usually only one ferry per day from Lerwick to Aberdeen. Therefore, the 5:00pm ferry is both the earliest and latest ferry.

How many ferries are there each day?

There is usually only one ferry per day from Lerwick to Aberdeen. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct ferry, meaning that you do not have to get on a different ferry at any point during your trip.

What ferry companies travel from Lerwick to Aberdeen?

There is one ferry company that operates from Lerwick to Aberdeen. NorthLink Ferries is the only company to provide ferry transportation at the moment. It only operates one ferry trip per day, which really narrows down the options.

FerryDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
NorthLink Ferries112h 23m$41.24

Where does the ferry leave from in Lerwick?

Most ferries depart from the main station in Lerwick, Shetland Islands:

  • Ferry Terminal

Where does the ferry arrive in Aberdeen?

All ferries from Lerwick arrive at one main station in Aberdeen, Aberdeen City:

  • Ferry Terminal

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