Scrabster Ferry Port

Scrabster ferry port connects mainland Scotland with Stromness on the Orkney Islands.

Catch a crossing to Scrabster ferry terminal on these routes:

Scrabster Ferry Terminal Map and Directions

Address: Queen Elizabeth Pier, Scrabster, Caithness, KW14 7UT, Scotland.

About Scrabster

Scrabster ferry port and terminal is located on the North coast of Scotland, 1.5 miles from nearby Thurso and 112 miles from the city of Inverness. Scrabster connects Scotland with Stromness on the Orkney Islands with 3 daily sailings.

Getting to Scrabster Ferry Port

By Car

The A9 goes from Perth (north of Edinburgh), through Inverness and straight into Thurso and then Scrabster.

By Train

Thurso train station is located approx 1 mile from Scrabster and has arrivals/departures to and from Wick (and then Inverness). Trains are timed to coincide with the ferry arrivals and departure times.

By Bus

There is a frequent bus connection between Thurso town and Scrabster which operates throughout the day. Routes are timed to coincide with ferry departures and arrivals. Buses also follow routes to Caithness (Wick Airport) and on to Inverness in the Highlands.

Scrabster Ferry Port Facilities

Café/ Bar

Facilities are limited at the terminal. A vending machine for hot drinks is available. There is a café located in the old terminal building.

Disabled Facilities

There are disabled toilets located throughout the terminal as well as lift access to and from the first floor. The lift also takes passengers from the ground floor to the waiting area and walkway which then leads to the ferry. There is limited shared parking including disabled spaces at the end of the building. A long-stay car park can be found on the other side of the vehicle marshalling area. The convenient drop off point is located outside the main entrance.

Shuttle Bus

There is a shuttle bus which transports foot passengers between the passenger terminal and the ships for arrivals and departures. Buses either have a ramp or are specifically adapted for wheelchair.

Parking at Scrabster Ferry Port

There is a long stay car park which is operated by Scrabster Harbour Trust. They can be contacted on +44 (0) 1847 892779. The cost is £10 for 1 to 14 days. Tickets can be purchased from the NorthLink Terminal. Please note that the long stay car park is situated approx 800m from the passenger terminal. Passengers should allow ten minutes to walk back.

Port information is provided by Eurodrive for guidance only.