There are 2 ways to get from Shetland Islands to Sanday Island by car ferry, ferry, bus or plane
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The cheapest way to get from Shetland Islands to Sanday Island is to car ferry and ferry which costs £40 - £65 and takes 10h 34m.
The quickest way to get from Shetland Islands to Sanday Island is to car ferry and ferry which costs £40 - £65 and takes 10h 34m.
The distance between Shetland Islands and Sanday Island is 87 miles.
The best way to get from Shetland Islands to Sanday Island without a car is to car ferry and ferry which takes 10h 34m and costs £40 - £65.
It takes approximately 10h 34m to get from Shetland Islands to Sanday Island, including transfers.
The quickest flight from Lerwick Airport to Kirkwall Airport is the direct flight which takes 35 min.
Loganair offers flights from Lerwick Airport to Kirkwall Airport.
There are one+ hotels available in Sanday Island. Prices start at £75 per night.
What companies run services between Shetland Islands, Scotland and Sanday Island, Orkney Islands, Scotland?
There is no direct connection from Shetland Islands to Sanday Island. 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 Hotel, take the walk to Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Loth, Sanday Orkney Ferry Terminal, then take the taxi to Sanday Island. 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 walk to Kirkwall Airport, Airport Terminal, take the line 4 bus to Kirkwall, Travel Centre, take the walk to Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Loth, Sanday Orkney Ferry Terminal, then take the taxi to Sanday Island.
Flights from Lerwick to Kirkwall
- Ave. Duration
- 36 min
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
- Estimated price
- £100 - £380
Car ferry from Lerwick to Kirkwall
- Ave. Duration
- 5h 30m
- 3 times a week
- Estimated price
- £18 - £35
- NorthLink Ferries
- £18 - £22
- £26 - £31
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