Be in Shetland in just a few short hours when you fly from the UK mainland or Norway.

Flying is the quickest way to get to Shetland and the view as you approach Sumburgh Airport – dramatic cliffs, rolling seas and tumbling hills – are an awe-inspiring introduction to the islands.

There are several flights per day, to and from the major Scottish airports, and regular summer flights from Bergen.

AirportDurationNumber of flights
Aberdeen1 hourUp to 5 flights per day
Bergen1 hourSummer, 1 flight on Wednesdays and Saturdays
Edinburgh1 hour 30 minutesUp to 3 flights per day
Glasgow1 hour 30 minutesUp to 2 flights per day


1 hour 45 minutesUp to 2 flights per day; stops briefly in Orkney
Kirkwall40 minutesUp to 2 flights per day
London Heathrow3 hours 25 minutes2 flights per week, Mondays and Thursdays; stops briefly in Dundee
Manchester1 hour 35 minutes1 flight on Saturdays

Flights operated by the Scottish airline, Loganair. Hold baggage and on-board refreshments are included in your ticket price. Cats and dogs can fly with you but are carried as unaccompanied package in the hold, with the exception of assistance dogs.

For the latest flight times, prices and details how to book, visit the Loganair website.