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There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam to Shetland Islands by plane, bus, ferry, train or night bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Lerwick, bus  •  9h 10m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Lerwick (LSI) AMS - LSI
  2. Take the bus from Lerwick, Ferry Terminal to Vidlin Junction, Road End

Cheapest option

Train, bus, ferry  •  40h 8m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the bus from Rotterdam to London 814
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Aberdeen, Scotland
  4. Take the ferry from Aberdeen Ferry Terminal to Lerwick Shetland Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal Nl2

$105 - $220

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Fly to Aberdeen, ferry  •  20h 8m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Aberdeen (ABZ) AMS - ABZ
  2. Take the ferry from Aberdeen Ferry Terminal to Lerwick Shetland Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal

$117 - $297

Train, bus, ferry via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station  •  38h 50m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to London 815
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Aberdeen, Scotland
  4. Take the ferry from Aberdeen Ferry Terminal to Lerwick Shetland Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal Nl2

$149 - $253

Train, night bus, bus, ferry  •  41h 37m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag Centraal
  2. Take the night bus from The Hague to London
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Aberdeen, Scotland
  4. Take the ferry from Aberdeen Ferry Terminal to Lerwick Shetland Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal Nl2

$125 - $212

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Shetland Islands is to train and bus and ferry which costs 90€ - 200€ and takes 40h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Shetland Islands is to fly and ferry which costs 100€ - 260€ and takes 20h 8m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Shetland Islands is 964 km.

The best way to get from Amsterdam to Shetland Islands without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 38h 50m and costs 120€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 9h 10m to get from Amsterdam to Shetland Islands, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Lerwick Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 55m and has one stopover.

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Shetland Islands is 1h behind Amsterdam. It is currently 10:19 AM in Amsterdam and 9:19 AM in Shetland Islands.

easyJet, British Airways, Flybe and four other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Lerwick Airport.

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There are 42+ hotels available in Shetland Islands. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 16m and costs 5€ - 11€.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Shetland Islands.
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  • Distance: 602.2 miles
  • Duration: 9h 10m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Shetland Islands, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Amsterdam to Shetland Islands. However, you can take the train to Schiphol Airport, take the walk to Amsterdam Schiphol airport, fly to Lerwick, take the walk to Sumburgh Airport, Terminal, take the bus to Lerwick, Ferry Terminal, then take the bus to Shetland Islands. Alternatively, you can take the train to Schiphol Airport, take the walk to Amsterdam Schiphol airport, fly to Aberdeen, take the walk to Aberdeen Airport, Airport Terminal, take the line 727 bus to Aberdeen, Broad Street, take the walk to Aberdeen Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Lerwick Shetland Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Lerwick, Shetland Hotel, then take the bus to Shetland Islands.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lerwick via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lerwick via Dublin, Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lerwick via Dublin, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lerwick via London Heathrow, Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lerwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lerwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lerwick via Southampton, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lerwick via Dublin, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Aberdeen via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lerwick via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lerwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lerwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lerwick via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lerwick via Bergen
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lerwick via Southampton, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lerwick via Dublin, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Aberdeen via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$85 - $120
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$23 - $40
1st Class
$40 - $55
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
John Leask + Son
Phone
+44 (0) 1595 693 162
Email
info@leaskstravel.co.uk
Website
leaskstravel.co.uk
Bus from Lerwick, Ferry Terminal to Vidlin Junction, Road End
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
leaskstravel.co.uk
Robert Jamieson + Partne
Phone
01957 744214
Email
info@rgjamieson.com
Website
rgjamieson.com
Bus from Lerwick, Ferry Terminal to Vidlin Junction, Road End
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
rgjamieson.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to London
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Rotterdam to London
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to London
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to London
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from The Hague to London
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
regiojet.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Aberdeen, Scotland
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
NorthLink Ferries
Phone
+44 845 600 0449
Email
info@northlinkferries.co.uk
Website
northlinkferries.co.uk
Ferry from Aberdeen Ferry Terminal to Lerwick Shetland Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$30 - $40
Peak
$50 - $60

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