Question: How Long Does It Take To Get To Shetland By Ferry?

How long is the ferry ride from Scotland to Shetland?

around 12 hours 30 minutesThe Aberdeen Lerwick ferry route connects Scotland with Shetland Islands.

Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Northlink Ferries.

The crossing operates up to 7 times each week with sailing durations from around 12 hours 30 minutes..

Can you fly from Edinburgh to Shetland?

There are 2 airlines who fly direct from Edinburgh to Sumburgh Shetland. How many flights are there a week from Edinburgh to Sumburgh Shetland? As of November, there are 17 flights per week flying from Edinburgh to Sumburgh Shetland.

How long does it take to get to Shetland?

Flights to ShetlandAirportDurationNumber of flightsEdinburgh1 hour 30 minutesUp to 3 flights per dayGlasgow1 hour 30 minutesUp to 2 flights per dayInverness1 hour 45 minutesUp to 2 flights per day; stops briefly in OrkneyKirkwall40 minutesUp to 2 flights per day3 more rows

Can you get a ferry to Shetland?

There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Scotland and Shetland Islands operated by 1 ferry company – Northlink Ferries. The Aberdeen to Lerwick ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 12 hours 30 minutes.

What is the best time of year to visit the Shetland Islands?

summerThe best time to visit the Shetlands is the summer, from June to August, since it is the mildest season. However, there are often cloudy skies, wind, rain and a bit of cold at night.

Is Shetland closer to Scotland or Norway?

The islands lie some 80 km (50 mi) to the northeast of Orkney, 170 km (110 mi) from Scotland and 300 km (190 mi) west of Norway. They form part of the division between the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the North Sea to the east. … The islands comprise the Shetland constituency of the Scottish Parliament.

How much is ferry to Lerwick?

Aberdeen – LerwickLowPeakAdult Single£22.60£35.00Child Single£11.30£17.15InfantFREEFREEConcessions£20.34£31.5028 more rows

How do you get to Shetland from Edinburgh?

There is no direct connection from Edinburgh to Shetland Islands. However, you can take the drive to Aberdeen, take the car ferry to Lerwick, then take the drive to Shetland Islands.

Do I need a passport to go to Shetland?

Passport. If you are visiting Shetland from the UK mainland, you don’t need a passport. If you are arriving from outwith the UK (for example, flying straight to Shetland from Norway) you will need one.