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There are 3 ways to get from Edinburgh to Sanday Island by plane, ferry or train

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Fly from Edinburgh, ferry  •  6h 1m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Kirkwall (KOI) EDI - KOI
  2. Take the ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Loth, Sanday Orkney Ferry Terminal

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Train to Aberdeen, fly, ferry  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Kirkwall (KOI) ABZ - KOI
  3. Take the ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Loth, Sanday Orkney Ferry Terminal

1 alternative option

Train to Glasgow, fly, ferry  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Kirkwall (KOI) GLA - KOI
  3. Take the ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Loth, Sanday Orkney Ferry Terminal
Edinburgh → Sanday Island
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Sanday Island is to train and fly and ferry which costs £130 - £330 and takes 7h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Sanday Island is to fly and ferry which costs £120 - £320 and takes 6h 1m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Sanday Island is 230 miles.

It takes approximately 6h 1m to get from Edinburgh to Sanday Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Kirkwall Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Loganair offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Kirkwall Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Sanday Island. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 31 min and costs £1 - £6.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Sanday Island.
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  • Distance: 230.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 1m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Sanday Island, Orkney Islands, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Edinburgh to Sanday Island. However, you can take the tram to Edinburgh Airport, take the walk to Edinburgh airport, fly to Kirkwall, take the walk to Kirkwall Airport, Airport Terminal, take the line 4 bus to Kirkwall, Travel Centre, take the walk to Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Loth, Sanday Orkney Ferry Terminal, then take the taxi to Sanday Island. Alternatively, you can take the train to Glasgow Queen Street, take the walk to Glasgow Central, take the train to Paisley Gilmour Street, take the walk to Paisley, Stop 3 Central Road, take the line 757 bus to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building, take the walk to Glasgow airport, fly to Kirkwall, take the walk to Kirkwall Airport, Airport Terminal, take the line 4 bus to Kirkwall, Travel Centre, take the walk to Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Loth, Sanday Orkney Ferry Terminal, then take the taxi to Sanday Island.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £500
Flights from Edinburgh to Kirkwall via Lerwick
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£100 - £500
Flights from Glasgow to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £500
Flights from Aberdeen to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £290
Flights from Aberdeen to Kirkwall via Lerwick
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£70 - £290
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£27 - £85
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£27 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £85
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £24
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
Ferry operators
Orkney Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)1856 872044
Email
info@orkneyferries.co.uk
Website
orkneyferries.co.uk
Ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Loth, Sanday Orkney Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Orkney Ferries

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