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There are 4 ways to get from Thurso to Lerwick by ferry, car ferry, plane or bus

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Ferry, car ferry  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Take the ferry from Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal Nl1
  2. Take the car ferry from Kirkwall to Lerwick

$41 - $65

Cheapest option

Car ferry  •  13 h 50 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Kirkwall to Lerwick

$23 - $40

2 alternative options

Fly from Wick  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Wick (WIC) to Lerwick (LSI) WIC - LSI

$65 - $490

Bus, bus to Kirkwall, fly  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church to John o' Groats, Car Park
  2. Take the bus from John o' Groats, Car Park to Kirkwall, Travel Centre
  3. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Lerwick (LSI) KOI - LSI

$65 - $150

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thurso to Lerwick is to car ferry which costs £17 - £29 and takes 13 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thurso to Lerwick is to fly which costs £45 - £380 and takes 7 h 24 min.

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The distance between Thurso and Lerwick is 137 miles.

The best way to get from Thurso to Lerwick without a car is to ferry and car ferry which takes 12 h 42 min and costs £30 - £50.

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It takes approximately 12 h 42 min to get from Thurso to Lerwick, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Wick Airport to Lerwick Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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

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There are 48+ hotels available in Lerwick. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thurso to Wick Airport is to bus which takes 53 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Thurso to Lerwick.
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  • Distance: 137.2 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 42 min

What companies run services between Thurso, Scotland and Lerwick, Scotland?

Loganair and Flybe fly from Thurso to Lerwick twice daily.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Wick to Lerwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Wick to Lerwick via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $490
Flights from Kirkwall to Lerwick
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $850
Bus operators
Stagecoach Highlands
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church to John o' Groats, Car Park
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
John O'Groats Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)1955 611353
Website
jogferry.co.uk
Bus from John o' Groats, Car Park to Kirkwall, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
jogferry.co.uk
Ferry operators
NorthLink Ferries
Phone
+44 845 600 0449
Email
info@northlinkferries.co.uk
Website
northlinkferries.co.uk
Ferry from Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$18 - $22
Peak
$21 - $25
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

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