Ferry services in Scotland

A variety of ferry services connect Scotland's islands with the mainland, and each other.  These services are run by a number of operators.

Ferry options are included in the Journey Planner, which is updated regularly with timetables and routes for all operators.

 

Most requested ferry operators

Caledonian MacBrayne
Caledonian MacBrayne operates ferry services on the Firth of Clyde, and sails between the Inner & Outer Hebrides and the West of Scotland & West Highlands.
calmac.co.uk
Bookings: 0800 066 5000

Argyll Ferries
Offers a frequent daily passenger ferry service between Gourock and Dunoon.
argyllferries.co.uk

Northlink Ferries
Serving the Orkney and Shetland Islands from Aberdeen and Scrabster.
northlinkferries.co.uk

Orkney Ferries
orkneyferries.co.uk

Pentland Ferries
pentlandferries.co.uk 

Shetland Ferries
shetland.gov.uk/ferries

Western Ferries
western-ferries.co.uk

 

Ferry services between Scotland and Ireland

P&O Ferries
poferries.com

StenaLine
stenaline.co.uk