There are 4 ways to get from Amsterdam to Shetland Islands by plane, bus, ferry or train

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

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Fly to Lerwick, bus  •  8 h 58 min

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

$155 - $680

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Bus, ferry  •  38 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to London 814
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Aberdeen, Scotland
  3. Take the ferry from Aberdeen Ferry Terminal to Lerwick Shetland Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal Nl2

$105 - $195

2 alternative options

Fly to Aberdeen, ferry  •  19 h 49 min

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

$124 - $304

Train, bus, ferry  •  36 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station
  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

$157 - $231

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Shetland Islands is to bus and ferry which costs 85€ - 170€ and takes 38 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Shetland Islands is to fly and bus which costs 130€ - 600€ and takes 8 h 58 min.

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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 36 h 46 min and costs 130€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 58 min to get from Amsterdam to Shetland Islands, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Amsterdam Airport to Lerwick Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Shetland Islands is 1 h behind Amsterdam. It is currently 3:05 AM in Amsterdam and 2:05 AM in Shetland Islands.

Flybe, KLM, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Airport to Lerwick Airport.

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There are 43+ hotels available in Shetland Islands. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Airport is to train which takes 16 min 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: 8 h 58 min

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 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 airport, fly to Aberdeen, take the walk to Aberdeen Airport, Airport Terminal, take the line 727 bus to Aberdeen, Adelphi, 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 to Lerwick via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Amsterdam to Lerwick via London Heathrow, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Lerwick via London Gatwick, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Lerwick via London Heathrow, Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Lerwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Amsterdam to Lerwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Lerwick via London Heathrow, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Lerwick via London Stansted, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Lerwick via Glasgow, Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Lerwick via Manchester, Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Amsterdam to Lerwick via London Luton, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Amsterdam to Lerwick via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Amsterdam to Lerwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Amsterdam to Lerwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Lerwick via London Stansted, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Lerwick via Glasgow, Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Lerwick via Manchester, Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Amsterdam to Lerwick via London Luton, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Aberdeen via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$90 - $120
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
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
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
leaskstravel.co.uk
Robert Jamieson + Partne
Bus from Lerwick, Ferry Terminal to Vidlin Junction, Road End
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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
12 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
nationalexpress.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 Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to London
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to London
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
13 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$30 - $40
Peak
$50 - $60

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