The cheapest times to fly from SFO to LSI are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • September 24th to October 7th
  • November 5th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from SFO to LSI is mid January. Prices can be as high as $3207 for Friday flights during mid July, or as low as $809 for Sunday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Shetland Islands

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Lerwick (LSI) will usually cost between $829 to $1736 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $849. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $2176. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1327 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $936 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to LSI flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SFO to LSI route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

SFO to LSI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to LSI flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LSI, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SFO. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Shetland Islands, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to San Francisco. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $295 (24%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $979. Return trip prices are from the LSI to SFO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SFO to LSI can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 50 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SFO to LSI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, British Airways, KLM, Loganair, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sumburgh Airport to San Francisco International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4916 miles or 7912 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SFO to LSI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to LSI flight is about 9 hour 50 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Lerwick?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from SFO to LSI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SFO
Origination airport name San Francisco International Airport
City San Francisco, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.6
Longitude -122.4

Return Airport

Destination code LSI
Destination airport name Sumburgh Airport
City Lerwick
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 59.9
Longitude -1.3


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