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

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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

$51 - $75

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Ferry, bus to Kirkwall, fly  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the ferry from Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Stromness, Travel Centre (Ferry Terminal) to Kirkwall, Travel Centre
  3. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Lerwick (LSI) KOI - LSI

$110 - $204

Fly from Wick  •  7 h 48 min

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

$84 - $509

Train to Inverness, fly  •  12 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Thurso to Inverness
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Lerwick (LSI) INV - LSI

$153 - $328

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thurso to Lerwick is to ferry and car ferry which costs £35 - £60 and takes 12 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thurso to Lerwick is to ferry and bus and fly which costs £80 - £160 and takes 6 h 26 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 £35 - £60.

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

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The quickest flight from Kirkwall Airport to Lerwick Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Loganair offers flights from Kirkwall Airport to Lerwick Airport.

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There are 47+ hotels available in Lerwick. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thurso to Wick Airport is to line 82 bus which takes 42 min and costs £7.

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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 3 times a day.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Kirkwall to Lerwick
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
Flights from Wick to Lerwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Wick to Lerwick via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $490
Flights from Inverness to Lerwick via Stornoway, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Inverness to Lerwick via Kirkwall, Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from Inverness to Lerwick via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Inverness to Lerwick via Kirkwall, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Inverness to Lerwick via Stornoway, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Inverness to Lerwick via London Heathrow, Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Flights from Inverness to Lerwick via Kirkwall, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Inverness to Lerwick via London Heathrow, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Kirkwall to Lerwick
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
Flights from Wick to Lerwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Wick to Lerwick via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $490
Flights from Inverness to Lerwick via Stornoway, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Inverness to Lerwick via Kirkwall, Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from Inverness to Lerwick via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Inverness to Lerwick via Kirkwall, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Inverness to Lerwick via Stornoway, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Inverness to Lerwick via Kirkwall, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Thurso to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Bus operators
Stagecoach Orkney
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stromness, Travel Centre (Ferry Terminal) to Kirkwall, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$18 - $22
Peak
$22 - $26
Car ferry from Kirkwall to Lerwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
northlinkferries.co.uk
Low
$24 - $29
Peak
$35 - $40

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