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There are 5 ways to get from Shetland Islands to Portree by car ferry, bus, ferry, train or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Car ferry, bus  •  17h 53m

  1. Take the car ferry from Lerwick to Kirkwall
  2. Take the bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Inverness, Bus Station Jg2
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square 917

Cheapest option

Ferry, train, bus  •  21h 36m

  1. Take the ferry from Lerwick Shetland Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal to Aberdeen Ferry Terminal Nl2
  2. Take the train from Aberdeen to Inverness
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square 917

£64 - £98

3 alternative options

Fly to Inverness, bus  •  14h 4m

  1. Fly from Lerwick (LSI) to Inverness (INV) LSI - INV
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square

£95 - £224

Fly to Glasgow, bus  •  12h 14m

  1. Fly from Lerwick (LSI) to Glasgow (GLA) LSI - GLA
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Portree, Somerled Square

£115 - £255

Fly to Aberdeen, train, bus  •  12h 3m

  1. Fly from Lerwick (LSI) to Aberdeen (ABZ) LSI - ABZ
  2. Take the train from Dyce to Inverness
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square

£100 - £190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shetland Islands to Portree is to ferry and train and bus which costs £60 - £100 and takes 21h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Shetland Islands to Portree is to fly and train and bus which costs £100 - £190 and takes 12h 3m.

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The distance between Shetland Islands and Portree is 268 miles.

The best way to get from Shetland Islands to Portree without a car is to car ferry and bus which takes 17h 53m and costs .

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It takes approximately 17h 53m to get from Shetland Islands to Portree, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Lerwick Airport to Inverness Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 10m and has one stopover.

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Loganair offers flights from Lerwick Airport to Inverness Airport.

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There are 324+ hotels available in Portree. Prices start at £150 per night.

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Map of how to get from Shetland Islands to Portree.
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  • Distance: 267.6 miles
  • Duration: 17h 53m

What companies run services between Shetland Islands, Scotland and Portree, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Shetland Islands to Portree. However, you can take the bus to Lerwick, Shetland Hotel, take the walk to Lerwick, take the car ferry to Kirkwall, take the walk to Hatston, Passenger Terminal, take the bus to Kirkwall, Travel Centre, take the bus to Inverness, Bus Station, then take the bus to Portree, Somerled Square. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Shetland Islands to Portree via Lerwick, Shetland Hotel, Lerwick Shetland Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal, Aberdeen Ferry Terminal, Aberdeen, Inverness, and Inverness, Bus Station in around 21h 36m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Lerwick to Inverness via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£30 - £260
Flights from Lerwick to Inverness via Glasgow, Stornoway
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£55 - £360
Flights from Lerwick to Inverness via Manchester
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£65 - £410
Flights from Lerwick to Inverness via Aberdeen, Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £320
Flights from Lerwick to Inverness via Edinburgh, Stornoway
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£55 - £360
Flights from Lerwick to Inverness via Kirkwall, Manchester
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£70 - £410
Flights from Lerwick to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £240
Flights from Lerwick to Glasgow via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£30 - £250
Flights from Lerwick to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£26 - £230
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£23 - £30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
£14 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£23 - £30
Train from Dyce to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£22 - £28
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
£13 - £19
Anytime Day Single
£22 - £28
Bus operators
John O'Groats Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)1955 611353
Website
jogferry.co.uk
Bus from Kirkwall, Travel Centre to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
John O'Groats Ferries
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£18 - £26
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Portree, Somerled Square
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
Scottish Citylink
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
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£17 - £29
Website
NorthLink Ferries
Low
£17 - £21
Peak
£24 - £29
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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