There are 2 ways to get from Stornoway to Shetland Islands by ferry, bus, train or plane

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Ferry, bus, train  •  23 h 22 min

  1. Take the ferry from Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal to Ullapool Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Ullapool, Ferry Terminal to Inverness, Bus Station 961 / ...
  3. Take the train from Inverness to Aberdeen
  4. Take the ferry from Aberdeen Ferry Terminal to Lerwick Shetland Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal Nl2

$90 - $140

1 alternative option

Fly, bus  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Stornoway (SYY) to Lerwick (LSI) SYY - LSI
  2. Take the bus from Lerwick, Ferry Terminal to Vidlin Junction, Road End

$151 - $971

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The cheapest way to get from Stornoway to Shetland Islands is to ferry and bus and train which costs £65 - £110 and takes 23 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stornoway to Shetland Islands is to fly and bus which costs £110 - £750 and takes 7 h 46 min.

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The distance between Stornoway and Shetland Islands is 232 miles.

The best way to get from Stornoway to Shetland Islands without a car is to ferry and bus and train which takes 23 h 22 min and costs £65 - £110.

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It takes approximately 23 h 22 min to get from Stornoway to Shetland Islands, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Stornoway Airport to Lerwick Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Flybe and Loganair offer flights from Stornoway Airport to Lerwick Airport.

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There are 43+ hotels available in Shetland Islands. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Stornoway to Shetland Islands.
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  • Distance: 232.2 miles
  • Duration: 23 h 22 min

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

There is no direct connection from Stornoway to Shetland Islands. However, you can take the ferry to Ullapool Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal, take the bus to Inverness, Bus Station, take the walk to Inverness, take the train to Aberdeen, take the walk to Aberdeen Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Lerwick Shetland Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Lerwick, Shetland Hotel, then take the bus to Vidlin Junction, Road End. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Stornoway, Airport Terminal, take the walk to Stornoway airport, fly to Lerwick, take the walk to Sumburgh Airport, Terminal, take the bus to Lerwick, Ferry Terminal, then take the bus to Shetland Islands.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Stornoway to Lerwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Stornoway to Lerwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Stornoway to Lerwick via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Ullapool, Ferry Terminal to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
D + E Coaches
Phone
01463 222 444
Email
info@decoaches.co.uk
Website
decoaches.co.uk
Bus from Ullapool, Ferry Terminal to Inverness, Marks and Spencer (Monument)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
decoaches.co.uk
John Leask + Son
Phone
+44 (0) 1595 693 162
Email
info@leaskstravel.co.uk
Website
leaskstravel.co.uk
Bus from Lerwick, Ferry Terminal to Vidlin Junction, Road End
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
leaskstravel.co.uk
Robert Jamieson + Partne
Bus from Lerwick, Ferry Terminal to Vidlin Junction, Road End
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
NorthLink Ferries
Phone
+44 845 600 0449
Email
info@northlinkferries.co.uk
Website
northlinkferries.co.uk
Ferry from Aberdeen Ferry Terminal to Lerwick Shetland Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$30 - $40
Peak
$50 - $60

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