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.
|Airport||Duration||Number of flights|
|Aberdeen||1 hour||Up to 5 flights per day|
|Bergen||1 hour||Summer, 1 flight on Wednesdays and Saturdays|
|Edinburgh||1 hour 30 minutes||Up to 3 flights per day|
|Glasgow||1 hour 30 minutes||Up to 2 flights per day|
|1 hour 45 minutes||Up to 2 flights per day; stops briefly in Orkney|
|Kirkwall||40 minutes||Up to 2 flights per day|
|London Heathrow||3 hours 25 minutes||2 flights per week, Mondays and Thursdays; stops briefly in Dundee|
|Manchester||1 hour 35 minutes||1 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.