Stromness Ferry Terminal
Stromness ferry port is located on mainland Orkney and offers regular ferry services to Scrabster on mainland Scotland.
Stromness ferry port is located on the south west coast of mainland Orkney. The fine old town of Stromness is located on the shore of Hamnavoe, an inlet of Scapa Flow, and is one of the main ferry ports on Orkney and the arrival point for NorthLink Ferries from mainland Scotland. With its historic winding streets, dramatic aspect and busy harbour, Stromness is a town shaped by the sea, and a stroll along it's narrow streets will show more than one blue plaque commemorating it's naval history. Stromness has a small number of banks, shops, pubs, hotels and restaurants, all of which are within easy walking distance from the ferry terminal itself. Ferries from Stromness sail daily to Scrabster on Scotland's north east coast.
Get directions for Stromness Ferry Terminal
Port address: Ferry Road, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3BH, United Kingdom
Stromness terminal is served by these ferry routes:
- Scrabster–Stromness (Northlink Ferries)
Travelling to Stromness Ferry Terminal
Travelling by Car
Stromness ferry terminal is well sign-posted from the town centre, located on Ferry Road. Kirkwall is just 16 miles away.
Travelling by Bus
Buses stop opposite the ferry terminal. A service from Stromness connects with the evening ferries both from and to Hatston, which is the ferry terminal for Kirkwall.
Stromness: Port Facilities
Vending machines selling hot and cold drinks are available. There is a café just across the road, and other cafés and restaurants are located within the centre of town, just a few minutes walk from the ferry terminal.
The ferry terminal has disabled access and an adapted toilet for the sole use of disabled people, 17m from the accessible entrance. The ferry terminal has its own short-stay car park with a small number of disabled parking spaces close the main entrance, with long-term car parks available a little way along Ferry Road. Wheelchairs are available to borrow free of charge for use between the ship and terminal building. Please advise at the time of booking if you require assistance.
Terminal Opening Hours
Monday - Friday: 05.30 - 16.45 and 20.30 - 23.30. Saturday and Sunday: 07.30 - 16.45 and 20.30 - 23.30.
A tourist information centre is located in the terminal building.
Car parks at Stromness Ferry Port
Short-term parking is available at the port. The ferry terminal does not have its own long-stay parking facilities. These can be found on Ferry Road, a short distance away.
This information is provided for guidance only.