There are 8 ways to get from Sheffield to Shetland Islands by train, plane, ferry or bus

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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Train to Manchester, fly  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Lerwick (LSI) MAN - LSI

$199 - $797

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Bus, ferry  •  24 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Sheffield Coach Station, Pond Street to Edinburgh
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Union Square Bus Station M92 / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Aberdeen Ferry Terminal to Lerwick Shetland Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal Nl2

$81 - $133

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Train to Edinburgh, fly  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to Edinburgh
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Lerwick (LSI) EDI - LSI

$240 - $506

Train, train to Glasgow, fly  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Lerwick (LSI) GLA - LSI

$259 - $485

Train to Humberside, fly  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to Barnetby
  2. Fly from Humberside (HUY) to Lerwick (LSI) HUY - LSI

$263 - $1,051

Train, ferry  •  21 h 45 min

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

$187 - $288

Train, ferry via Edinburgh  •  22 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
  3. Take the ferry from Aberdeen Ferry Terminal to Lerwick Shetland Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal Nl2

$170 - $322

Bus, ferry via Meadowhall Interchange  •  25 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Meadowhall Interchange to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2) M20
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Union Square Bus Station M92 / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Aberdeen Ferry Terminal to Lerwick Shetland Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal Nl2

$93 - $165

Questions & Answers

The distance between Sheffield and Shetland Islands is 483 miles.

The best way to get from Sheffield to Shetland Islands without a car is to train and ferry which takes 21 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 9 min to get from Sheffield to Shetland Islands, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Manchester Airport to Lerwick Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Aer Lingus, Flybe, British Airways and Loganair offer flights from Manchester 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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Map of how to get from Sheffield to Shetland Islands.
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  • Distance: 483.1 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 9 min

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

There is no direct connection from Sheffield to Shetland Islands. However, you can take the train to Manchester Airport, take the walk to Manchester airport, fly to Lerwick, take the walk to Sumburgh Airport, Terminal, take the bus to Lerwick, Ferry Terminal, then take the bus to Shetland Islands. Alternatively, you can take the train to Edinburgh, take the train to Edinburgh Gateway, take the walk to Gogar, Edinburgh Gateway (Edinburgh Trams), take the tram to Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh Trams), take the walk to Edinburgh airport, fly to Lerwick, take the walk to Sumburgh Airport, Terminal, take the bus to Lerwick, Ferry Terminal, then take the bus to Shetland Islands.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Lerwick via London Heathrow, Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Manchester to Lerwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Manchester to Lerwick via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Manchester to Lerwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Manchester to Lerwick via Dublin, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Manchester to Lerwick via London Heathrow, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Manchester to Lerwick via Dublin, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Manchester to Lerwick via Belfast City, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Edinburgh to Lerwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $650
Flights from Glasgow to Lerwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $650
Flights from Humberside to Lerwick via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Humberside to Lerwick via Amsterdam, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Flights from Humberside to Lerwick via Aberdeen, Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Humberside to Lerwick via Amsterdam, Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Lerwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Manchester to Lerwick via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Manchester to Lerwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Manchester to Lerwick via Belfast City, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Edinburgh to Lerwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $650
Flights from Glasgow to Lerwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $650
Flights from Humberside to Lerwick via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Humberside to Lerwick via Amsterdam, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Flights from Humberside to Lerwick via Aberdeen, Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Humberside to Lerwick via Amsterdam, Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Train from Sheffield to Barnetby
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $170
Train from Sheffield to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Single
$150 - $230
Off-Peak Single
$160 - $250
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$25 - $40
Bus operators
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 Sheffield Coach Station, Pond Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Meadowhall Interchange to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2)
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
uk.megabus.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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