Ferries to Orkney from Scotland
There are three ferry sailings to Orkney from Scotland – Scrabster to Stromness, Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope and Aberdeen to Kirkwall. The NorthLink Ferries Scrabster to Stromness service operates up to 3 sailings per day, and the journey time is 1.5 hours. Pentland Ferries operate the Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope service and sail up to 4 times a day with a crossing time of 1 hour. Aberdeen to Kirkwall is operated by Northlink Ferries with up to four sailings per week and a duration of 3 hours.
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- Scrabster to Stromness (NorthLink Ferries). Up to 3 sailings per day. Duration 1.5 hours.
- Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope (Pentland Ferries). Up to 4 sailings per day. Duration 1 hour.
- Aberdeen to Kirkwall (Northlink Ferries). Up to four sailings per week. Duration 3 hours.