There are 6 ways to get from London to Shetland Islands by plane, bus, train or ferry

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 from London City, bus  •  8 h 18 min

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

$182 - $503

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  27 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Aberdeen, Scotland National Express
  2. Take the ferry from Aberdeen Ferry Terminal to Lerwick Shetland Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal Nl2

$80 - $119

4 alternative options

Fly from London Heathrow  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Lerwick (LSI) LHR - LSI

$165 - $555

Train to Norwich, fly  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Norwich
  2. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Lerwick (LSI) NWI - LSI

$352 - $745

Train LNER, ferry  •  22 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Aberdeen
  2. Take the ferry from Aberdeen Ferry Terminal to Lerwick Shetland Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal Nl2

$114 - $181

Train CrossCountry, ferry  •  27 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Aberdeen
  3. Take the ferry from Aberdeen Ferry Terminal to Lerwick Shetland Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal Nl2

$253 - $401

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Shetland Islands is to bus and ferry which costs £60 - £95 and takes 27 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Shetland Islands is to fly and bus which costs £130 - £390 and takes 8 h 18 min.

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The distance between London and Shetland Islands is 615 miles.

It takes approximately 8 h 18 min to get from London to Shetland Islands, including transfers.

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What companies run services between London, England and Shetland Islands, Scotland?

British Airways, Loganair and three other airlines fly from London to Shetland Islands hourly.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Lerwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from London City to Lerwick via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Lerwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Lerwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Lerwick via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from London Heathrow to Lerwick via Aberdeen, Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Lerwick via Dublin, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Norwich to Lerwick via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,900
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London City to Lerwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from London City to Lerwick via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Lerwick via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Lerwick via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Norwich to Lerwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Norwich to Lerwick via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,900
Train operators
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
R G Jamieson + Son
Phone
01957 744 214
Email
info@rgjamieson.com
Website
rgjamieson.com
Bus from Lerwick, Ferry Terminal to Vidlin Junction, Road End
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
rgjamieson.com
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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