# How far is Shetland from London?

The distance between London (London Gatwick Airport) and Shetland (Sumburgh Airport) is 606 miles / 974 kilometers / 526 nautical miles.

The driving distance from London (LGW) to Shetland (LSI) is 894 miles / 1438 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 53 hours 28 minutes.

606
Miles
974
Kilometers
526
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1 h 38 min
113 kg

## Distance from London to Shetland

There are several ways to calculate the distance from London to Shetland. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 605.519 miles
• 974.488 kilometers
• 526.181 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
• 604.766 miles
• 973.277 kilometers
• 525.528 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

## How long does it take to fly from London to Shetland?

The estimated flight time from London Gatwick Airport to Sumburgh Airport is 1 hour and 38 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Sumburgh Airport (LSI)

On average, flying from London to Shetland generates about 113 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 113 kilograms equals 250 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from London to Shetland

See the map of the shortest flight path between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Sumburgh Airport (LSI).

## Airport information

Origin London Gatwick Airport
City: London
Country: United Kingdom
IATA Code: LGW
ICAO Code: EGKK
Coordinates: 51°8′53″N, 0°11′25″W
Destination Sumburgh Airport
City: Shetland
Country: United Kingdom
IATA Code: LSI
ICAO Code: EGPB
Coordinates: 59°52′44″N, 1°17′44″W