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

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Car ferry  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Lerwick to Kirkwall

$23 - $40

2 alternative options

Bus, fly to Kirkwall  •  7 h 11 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 bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to John o' Groats, Car Park

Fly to Wick  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Lerwick (LSI) to Wick (WIC) LSI - WIC

$100 - $800

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shetland Islands to John o' Groats is to car ferry which costs £17 - £29 and takes 10 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shetland Islands to John o' Groats is to fly which costs £75 - £600 and takes 9 h 14 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 which takes 10 h 42 min and costs £17 - £29.

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It takes approximately 10 h 42 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 35 min.

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Loganair offers flights from Lerwick Airport to Kirkwall Airport.

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There are 59+ hotels available in John o' Groats. Prices start at $65 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: 10 h 42 min

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

Loganair and Flybe fly from Shetland Islands to John o' Groats twice daily.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Lerwick to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Flights from Lerwick to Wick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Lerwick to Wick via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 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
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
leaskstravel.co.uk
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
32 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
rgjamieson.com
John O'Groats Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)1955 611353
Website
jogferry.co.uk
Bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to John o' Groats, Car Park
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
jogferry.co.uk
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
$23 - $40
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$23 - $28
Peak
$32 - $37

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