The cheapest times to fly from STN to LSI are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the weeks of January 22nd and February 12th)
  • August 27th to November 11th (except the week of October 22nd)
  • December 3rd to December 16th

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 STN to LSI is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $928 for Saturday flights during mid July, or as low as $371 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Shetland Islands

Flying from London (STN) to Lerwick (LSI) will usually cost between $392 to $681 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $419. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $753. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $335 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $491 can be considered a good price for a round-trip STN to LSI flight.

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

STN to LSI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the STN to LSI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from London. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.55, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $177 (29%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $455. Return trip prices are from the LSI to STN 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 STN to LSI can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 59 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking STN to LSI

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from STN to LSI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Edinburgh (STN > EDI > LSI)

  • Price for both tickets: $405
  • Average savings: $86 (17.43%)

See STN to EDI flights

Hack #2: Glasgow (STN > GLA > LSI)

  • Price for both tickets: $406
  • Average savings: $85 (17.23%)

See STN to GLA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: British Airways, easyJet, Loganair, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sumburgh Airport to London Stansted Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 556 miles or 895 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop STN to LSI flight is about 1 hour 59 minutes.

How many flights go between London and Lerwick?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 80 available flights from STN to LSI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code STN
Origination airport name London Stansted Airport
City London
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.9
Longitude 0.2

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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