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There are 2 ways to get from Kirkwall to Lerwick by car ferry or plane

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  1. Take the car ferry from Kirkwall to Lerwick

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  1. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Lerwick (LSI)

Kirkwall (KOI) to Lerwick (LSI) flights

The flight time between Kirkwall (KOI) and Lerwick (LSI) is around 40 min and covers a distance of around 86 miles. Services are operated by Loganair. Typically seven flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Planes
40 min Average Duration
£99 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Kirkwall to Lerwick is to car ferry which costs £26 - £50 and takes 7h 49m.

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The fastest way to get from Kirkwall to Lerwick is to fly which takes 3h 46m and costs £90 - £340.

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The distance between Kirkwall and Lerwick is 104 miles.

The best way to get from Kirkwall to Lerwick without a car is to car ferry which takes 7h 49m and costs £26 - £50.

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It takes approximately 7h 49m to get from Kirkwall to Lerwick, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kirkwall Airport to Lerwick Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Loganair offers flights from Kirkwall Airport to Lerwick Airport.

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There are 10+ hotels available in Lerwick. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Kirkwall to Kirkwall Airport is to line 4 bus which takes 10 min and costs £1 - £3.

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Map of how to get from Kirkwall to Lerwick.
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  • Distance: 103.5 miles
  • Duration: 7h 49m

What companies run services between Kirkwall, Scotland and Lerwick, Scotland?

Loganair flies from Kirkwall to Lerwick once daily.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Kirkwall to Lerwick
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £360
Ferry operators
NorthLink Ferries
Phone
+44 845 600 0449
Email
info@northlinkferries.co.uk
Website
northlinkferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Kirkwall to Lerwick
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£18 - £35
Website
NorthLink Ferries
Low
£18 - £22
Peak
£26 - £31

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