Aberdeen Ferry Port

Aberdeen ferry port provides ferry travel to both Kirkwall (Orkney) and Lerwick (Shetland Islands).

Catch a crossing to Aberdeen ferry terminal on these routes:

Aberdeen Ferry Terminal Map and Directions

Address: Jamieson's Quay, Aberdeen, AB11 5NP, Scotland.

About Aberdeen

Aberdeen ferry port and terminal is located on the North East coast of Scotland. Well located just 125 miles from Edinburgh and 145 miles from Glasgow, Aberdeen port is an ideal departure point for ferries to the Shetland Islands and Orkney, with Northlink Ferries.

Getting to Aberdeen Ferry Port

By Car

Follow the A90 to Aberdeen from either Forfar or Peterhead or from the A96 from Inverness. As you get nearer, follow the signs to the Ferry Port, located on the north bank of the River Dee.

By Train

Abderdeen train station is less than 1 mile from the port. There are regular train services to and from Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

By Bus

The 727 Jet Bus service to Aberdeen Airport leaves the NorthLink Ferry terminal after the ship arrives in the morning (and returns from the airport in the afternoon). The bus stop is situated just outside the terminal.

Aberdeen Ferry Port Facilities

Café/ Bar

There are several vending machines serving hot/cold drinks and snacks.

Disabled Facilities

There are disabled toilets, access to the terminal building and lifts.

Terminal Opening Hours

The terminal is open from 06.45 - 19.00 except Tuesdays Apr - Nov, Thursdays and weekends. Times may vary during Festive Season and Dry Dock.

Tourist Information

Information is available at the ticket sales and enquiries desk.

Parking at Aberdeen Ferry Port

There are several car parks (payable) located close to the ferry terminal. Union Square is 3 minutes away (no height restriction) and NCP Ship Row is 15 minutes away with a height restriction of 1.9m. There is also a car park located at Commerical Quay. There is also designated terminal parking for passengers who wish to return to the ship for breakfast. Enter and exit via Lane 10.

Port information is provided by Eurodrive for guidance only.

More About Aberdeen

Aberdeen is Scotland's third-largest city, and is known as "The Granite City" because of the local pale grey stone which features prominently on many of its major buildings. Aberdeen boasts stunning architecture and an interesting history.

The area surrounding Aberdeen has been occupied by humans for more than 8,000 years. The city's earliest charter was granted by the King of the Scots, William the Lion, in 1179. In 1319, the Great Charter of Robert the Bruce transformed Aberdeen into a financially independent community. The old city was later burned by Edward III of England, but was rebuilt and extended, and named New Aberdeen. At the time of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms (1644–1647) Aberdeen was plundered by both sides - Royalist troops ransacked the city in the aftermath of the Battle of Aberdeen and two years after that, the city was taken by royalist forces, but in 1647 an outbreak of bubonic plague killed one quarter of the population. The 18th and 19th Centuries brought about major changes, with the building of the Town Hall and the completion of the city's main thoroughfares of George Street, King Street and Union Street.

This expansion bankrupted the city during the Post-Napoleonic Wars depression circa 1817, but the city later regained it's prosperity. The development of the fishing and shipbuilding industries increased Aberdeen's status as a major port town, starting with the construction of the present day harbour and docks. A subseequent modernisation of the city's lighting, sewerage and water supplies in the 19th Century saw the development of modern Abderdeen.

The modern city of Aberdeen has a large student population and bustling social scene. Aberdeen's long beach, with its esplanade development, is on the city's eastern border, only a mile or so from the city centre. There are a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants all over the city.

Restaurants in Aberdeen range from fine dining at the likes of The Silver Darling (on Pocra Quay), to less expensive fare such as tasty British food at The Prince of Wales Pub (on St. Nicholas Lane) or spicy Mexican food at FreshMex (on Holburn Street).