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There are 2 ways to get from Shetland Islands to Sanday Island by car ferry, ferry, bus or plane

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Car ferry, ferry  •  10h 34m

  1. Take the car ferry from Lerwick to Kirkwall Nl2
  2. Take the ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Loth, Sanday Orkney Ferry Terminal Of5

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Bus, fly, ferry  •  7h 23m

  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 Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Loth, Sanday Orkney Ferry Terminal
Shetland Islands → Sanday Island
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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.

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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.

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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.

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It takes approximately 10h 34m to get from Shetland Islands to Sanday Island, 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 one+ hotels available in Sanday Island. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Shetland Islands to Sanday Island.
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  • Distance: 87.1 miles
  • Duration: 10h 34m

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.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Lerwick to Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £380
Bus operators
R. Robertson & Son Ltd
Phone
01957766766
Email
office@rrobertsonandson.com
Website
rrobertsonandson.com
Bus from Vidlin Junction, Road End to Viking Bus Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
R. Robertson & Son Ltd
J+DS Halcrow
Phone
+44 1950477384
Website
traveline.info
Bus from Vidlin Junction, Road End to Viking Bus Station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
J+DS Halcrow
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
Website
Robert Jamieson + Partne
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
£18 - £35
Website
NorthLink Ferries
Low
£18 - £22
Peak
£26 - £31
Orkney Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)1856 872044
Email
info@orkneyferries.co.uk
Website
orkneyferries.co.uk
Ferry from Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal to Loth, Sanday Orkney Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Orkney Ferries

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