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John O Groats-Burwick


Distance 12 km, 7 miles
Duration 40 mins.
Sailings Up to 2 times per day
Destination(s) 🇬🇧 Orkney, 🇬🇧 Scotland, 🇬🇧 United Kingdom
Operated by John O'Groats Ferries

The John O’Groats Ferries ferry that runs between John O’Groats and Burwick is perfect for day trippers, cyclists and others without a car. The crossing takes only 40 minutes and then you will be taken further on the islands by coach.

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Ferry from John O Groats to Burwick

Scotland ⇔ Orkney > Travel this ferry line with the vessel(s) from John O'Groats Ferries. It is also possible to bring a car on this route towards Burwick.

John O Groats-Burwick ferry schedule and tickets

The ferry connection (John O Groats-Burwick) departs up to 2 times per day. The minimal price you could expect in local currency is about ~18. However, ferry prices rise as the boat fills up, so it is best to book early and compare prices for different departures.


The distance between John O Groats and Burwick is 12 km or 7 miles. The fastest ferry on this crossing is able to sail this distance in approximately 40 mins.. It is worth noting that travel time may vary due to weather conditions or different vessel(s) being active on this connection.


Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between John O Groats and Burwick is currently operated by: John O'Groats Ferries.

How long does the John O Groats-Burwick crossing take?

The travel time of the John O Groats-Burwick ferry is around: 40 minutes. Please arrive early at the harbor and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

How often does the John O Groats-Burwick ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from John O Groats to Burwick (or the ferry from Burwick to John O Groats) Up to 2 Times p/day. Depending on the season, the amount of people on the ferry and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable/ferry schedule.

What is the distance between John O Groats and Burwick?

The distance between John O Groats and Burwick is approximately 7 miles or 12 km.

John O Groats-Burwick
John O Groats-Burwick