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There are 3 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Sanday Island by plane, ferry, bus or train

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Fly from London Gatwick, ferry

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Kirkwall (KOI)
  2. Take the ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Loth, Sanday Orkney Ferry Terminal

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Bus to London Heathrow, fly, ferry

  1. Take the bus from London Gatwick Airport to London Heathrow Airport T2 and T3
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Kirkwall (KOI)
  3. Take the ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Loth, Sanday Orkney Ferry Terminal

Train to London City, fly, ferry

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Kirkwall (KOI)
  3. Take the ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Loth, Sanday Orkney Ferry Terminal
London Gatwick Airport (LGW) → Sanday Island
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sanday Island is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Sanday Island is to bus and fly and ferry which costs £130 - £1,200 and takes 9h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Sanday Island is to fly and ferry which costs £120 - £450 and takes 7h 20m.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Sanday Island is 571 miles.

It takes approximately 7h 20m to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Sanday Island, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from London Gatwick Airport to Kirkwall Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 30m and has one stopover.

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British Airways, Aer Lingus, easyJet and Loganair offer flights from London Gatwick 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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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Sanday Island.
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  • Distance: 570.5 miles
  • Duration: 7h 20m

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Sanday Island, Orkney Islands, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Sanday Island. However, you can 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 bus to London Heathrow Airport T2 and T3, take the walk to London Heathrow 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
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Kirkwall via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £550
Flights from London Gatwick to Kirkwall via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £420
Flights from London Gatwick to Kirkwall via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £420
Flights from London Heathrow to Kirkwall via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£200 - £1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Kirkwall via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£200 - £1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Kirkwall via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£200 - £1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Kirkwall via Edinburgh, Lerwick
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£200 - £1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Kirkwall via Belfast City, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£200 - £1,100
Flights from London City to Kirkwall via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£220 - £600
Flights from London City to Kirkwall via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£220 - £600
Flights from London City to Kirkwall via Belfast City, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£220 - £600
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London Gatwick to Kirkwall via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £420
Flights from London Gatwick to Kirkwall via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£95 - £420
Flights from London Gatwick to Kirkwall via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £420
Flights from London Gatwick to Kirkwall via Dublin, Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£460 - £1,300
Flights from London Heathrow to Kirkwall via Durham, Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£330 - £800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Kirkwall via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £420
Flights from London Gatwick to Kirkwall via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £420
Flights from London Heathrow to Kirkwall via Amsterdam Schiphol, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£380 - £1,300
Flights from London City to Kirkwall via Amsterdam Schiphol, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£470 - £850
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£12 - £16
Bus operators
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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