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.

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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

$181 - $502

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  27 h 40 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 - $118

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Fly from London Heathrow  •  8 h 41 min

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

$164 - $554

Fly from London Gatwick  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Lerwick (LSI) LGW - LSI

$223 - $652

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

$101 - $180

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 distance between London and Shetland Islands is 615 miles.

The best way to get from London to Shetland Islands without a car is to train and ferry which takes 22 h 28 min and costs .

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

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There is no direct flight from London City Airport to Lerwick Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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KLM, British Airways, Flybe and Loganair offer flights from London City Airport to Lerwick Airport.

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There are 45+ hotels available in Shetland Islands. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from London to Shetland Islands.
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  • Distance: 615.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 18 min

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 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from London City to Lerwick via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from London City to Lerwick via Amsterdam, Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,500
Flights from London Heathrow to Lerwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
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 Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
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, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Lerwick via Dublin, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from London Gatwick to Lerwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from London Gatwick to Lerwick via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from London Gatwick to Lerwick via Glasgow, Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from London Gatwick to Lerwick via Dublin, Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from London Gatwick to Lerwick via Dublin, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London City to Lerwick via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from London City to Lerwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from London City to Lerwick via Amsterdam, Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,500
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 Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Lerwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Lerwick via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from London Gatwick to Lerwick via Bergen
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Train operators
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from London Euston to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
9 h 19 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$202
Sleeper Seat
$60 - $90
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
$7
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
$7
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 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
nationalexpress.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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