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There are 5 ways to get from Shetland Islands to Bristol by bus, plane, 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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Bus, fly to Bristol  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Vidlin Junction, Road End to Viking Bus Station
  2. Fly from Lerwick (LSI) to Bristol (BRS) LSI - BRS

£60 - £280

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Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  9h 23m

  1. Fly from Lerwick (LSI) to London Heathrow (LHR) LSI - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads

£147 - £500

Ferry, train  •  24h 28m

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

£173 - £272

Ferry, bus  •  27h 57m

  1. Take the ferry from Lerwick Shetland Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal to Aberdeen Ferry Terminal Nl2
  2. Take the bus from Aberdeen, Scotland to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bristol Bus & Coach Station

£83 - £127

Ferry, bus via Manchester  •  29h 7m

  1. Take the ferry from Lerwick Shetland Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal to Aberdeen Ferry Terminal Nl2
  2. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Shudehill Interchange M11
  3. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Cabot Circus M36

£73 - £137

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shetland Islands to Bristol is to ferry and bus which costs £80 - £130 and takes 27h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Shetland Islands to Bristol is to bus and fly which costs £60 - £280 and takes 7h 22m.

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The distance between Shetland Islands and Bristol is 619 miles.

The best way to get from Shetland Islands to Bristol without a car is to ferry and train which takes 24h 28m and costs £170 - £280.

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It takes approximately 7h 22m to get from Shetland Islands to Bristol, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Lerwick Airport to Bristol Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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easyJet, Aer Lingus and Loganair offer flights from Lerwick Airport to Bristol Airport.

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There are 1207+ hotels available in Bristol. Prices start at £68 per night.

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Map of how to get from Shetland Islands to Bristol.
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  • Distance: 618.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 22m

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

There is no direct connection from Shetland Islands to Bristol. However, you can take the bus to Viking Bus Station, take the bus to Sumburgh Airport, Terminal, take the walk to Lerwick airport, fly to Bristol, take the walk to Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal, then take the bus to Bristol. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Viking Bus Station, take the bus to Sumburgh Airport, Terminal, take the walk to Lerwick airport, fly to London Heathrow, take the walk to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3, take the train to London Paddington, then take the train to Bristol.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lerwick to Bristol via Glasgow, Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £410
Flights from Lerwick to Bristol via Edinburgh, Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £410
Flights from Lerwick to London Heathrow via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£220 - £800
Flights from Lerwick to London Heathrow via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£220 - £800
Flights from Lerwick to London Heathrow via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£220 - £800
Flights from Lerwick to London Heathrow via Kirkwall, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£220 - £800
Flights from Lerwick to London Heathrow via Glasgow, Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £310
Flights from Lerwick to London Heathrow via Aberdeen, Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£60 - £320
Flights from Lerwick to London Heathrow via Kirkwall, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£220 - £800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lerwick to Bristol via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £280
Flights from Lerwick to Bristol via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£60 - £290
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Lerwick to Bristol via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £390
Flights from Lerwick to Bristol via Kirkwall, Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £390
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £90
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£26 - £40
Advanced Single
£27 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £90
Bus operators
John Leask + Son
Phone
+44 (0) 1595 693 162
Email
info@leaskstravel.co.uk
Website
leaskstravel.co.uk
Bus from Vidlin Junction, Road End to Viking Bus Station
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
John Leask + Son
Robert Jamieson + Partne
Phone
01957 744214
Email
info@rgjamieson.com
Website
rgjamieson.com
Bus from Vidlin Junction, Road End to Viking Bus Station
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
Robert Jamieson + Partne
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 Aberdeen, Scotland to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£45 - £65
Book at
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£15 - £20
Book at
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Shudehill Interchange
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £60
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Shudehill Interchange to Cabot Circus
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£20 - £35
Website
Megabus UK
Ferry operators
NorthLink Ferries
Phone
+44 845 600 0449
Email
info@northlinkferries.co.uk
Website
northlinkferries.co.uk
Ferry from Lerwick Shetland Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal to Aberdeen Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£23 - £45
Website
NorthLink Ferries
Low
£23 - £28
Peak
£35 - £45

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