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There are 3 ways to get from Stornoway to Shetland Islands by ferry, bus, car 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.

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Ferry, bus, car ferry  •  22 h 43 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 61 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Kirkwall, Travel Centre Jg2
  4. Take the car ferry from Kirkwall to Lerwick

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus, train  •  24 h 10 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 61 / ...
  3. Take the train from Inverness to Aberdeen
  4. Take the ferry from Aberdeen Ferry Terminal to Lerwick Shetland Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal Nl2

$84 - $134

1 alternative option

Fly  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Stornoway (SYY) to Lerwick (LSI) SYY - LSI

$130 - $950

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stornoway to Shetland Islands is to ferry and bus and train which costs £60 - £110 and takes 24 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stornoway to Shetland Islands is to fly which costs £100 - £750 and takes 10 h 24 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 car ferry which takes 22 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 22 h 43 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 6 h 25 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 44+ hotels available in Shetland Islands. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Stornoway to Stornoway Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Stornoway to Shetland Islands.
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  • Distance: 232.2 miles
  • Duration: 22 h 43 min

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

Loganair and Flybe fly from Stornoway to Shetland Islands 3 times a day.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Stornoway to Lerwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Stornoway to Lerwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
John O'Groats Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)1955 611353
Website
jogferry.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Kirkwall, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
jogferry.co.uk
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
NorthLink Ferries
Phone
+44 845 600 0449
Email
info@northlinkferries.co.uk
Website
northlinkferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Kirkwall to Lerwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$23 - $28
Peak
$32 - $37
Ferry from Aberdeen Ferry Terminal to Lerwick Shetland Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$30 - $40
Peak
$50 - $60

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