There are 3 ways to get from Shetland Islands to John o' Groats by car ferry, ferry, bus or plane

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Car ferry, ferry  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Lerwick to Kirkwall
  2. Take the ferry from Burwick Sth Ronaldsay Orkney Ferry Terminal to John O' Groats Ferry Terminal Jg1

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Bus, fly to Wick  •  8 h 40 min

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

$124 - $824

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Bus, fly to Kirkwall, ferry  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Vidlin Junction, Road End to Viking Bus Station
  2. Fly from Lerwick (LSI) to Kirkwall (KOI) LSI - KOI
  3. Take the ferry from Burwick Sth Ronaldsay Orkney Ferry Terminal to John O' Groats Ferry Terminal

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The cheapest way to get from Shetland Islands to John o' Groats is to bus and fly which costs £90 - £650 and takes 8 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shetland Islands to John o' Groats is to bus and fly which costs £90 - £650 and takes 8 h 40 min.

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The distance between Shetland Islands and John o' Groats is 133 miles.

The best way to get from Shetland Islands to John o' Groats without a car is to car ferry and ferry which takes 9 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 15 min to get from Shetland Islands to John o' Groats, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Lerwick Airport to Kirkwall Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Loganair offers flights from Lerwick Airport to Kirkwall Airport.

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There are 57+ hotels available in John o' Groats. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shetland Islands to John o' Groats.
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  • Distance: 132.8 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 15 min

What companies run services between Shetland Islands, Scotland and John o' Groats, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Shetland Islands to John o' Groats. However, you can take the bus to Lerwick, Shetland Hotel, take the walk to Lerwick, take the car ferry to Kirkwall, take the taxi to Burwick Sth Ronaldsay Orkney Ferry Terminal, then take the ferry to John O' Groats Ferry Terminal. 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 Kirkwall, take the taxi to Burwick Sth Ronaldsay Orkney Ferry Terminal, then take the ferry to John o' Groats.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Lerwick to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Flights from Lerwick to Wick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Lerwick to Wick via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $800
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
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
leaskstravel.co.uk
Robert Jamieson + Partne
Bus from Vidlin Junction, Road End to Viking Bus Station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Ferry operators
NorthLink Ferries
Phone
+44 845 600 0449
Email
info@northlinkferries.co.uk
Website
northlinkferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Lerwick to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$24 - $29
Peak
$35 - $40
John O'Groats Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)1955 611353
Website
jogferry.co.uk
Ferry from Burwick Sth Ronaldsay Orkney Ferry Terminal to John O' Groats Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
jogferry.co.uk

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