Lerwick Port Authority

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Ferries

Designed to handle mainland and international traffic, Lerwick’s modern ferry terminal at Holmsgarth provides excellent facilities for passengers.

Located only one mile from the town centre, the ferry terminal is used by Serco NorthLink Ferries’ roll-on/roll-off vessels, "Hjaltland" and "Hrossey" which provide the lifeline overnight services to-and-from Aberdeen on the Scottish mainland and also call at Kirkwall, Orkney. Serco NorthLink’s offices are located within the terminal, with ticket sales and enquiries. Around 137,000 passengers use the service annually.   

The ships are linked to the terminal building by an elevated overhead walkway for the comfort and safety of passengers. The terminal also has facilities for the disabled, tourist information and left luggage. There is also a bus service and some free parking at the terminal. Taxis are available.

The ferry terminal is capable of handling international ferry traffic, with approved UK Border agency facilities. The port is fully compliant with International Security requirements. Infrastructure for ferries includes a 20 metre wide linkspan bridge.

Serco NorthLink also operates freight and livestock roll-on/roll-off vessels which also use the Holmsgarth Terminal complex.

For further details, terminal opening times and ferry schedules, please visit www.northlinkferries.co.uk