How far is Foula from Shetland?

The distance between Shetland (Sumburgh Airport) and Foula (Foula Airfield) is 31 miles / 50 kilometers / 27 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Shetland (LSI) to Foula (FOA) is 50 miles / 80 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 1 hour 27 minutes.

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Distance from Shetland to Foula

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 31.187 miles
• 50.191 kilometers
• 27.101 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
• 31.089 miles
• 50.033 kilometers
• 27.016 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 Shetland to Foula?

The estimated flight time from Sumburgh Airport to Foula Airfield is 33 minutes.

What is the time difference between Shetland and Foula?

There is no time difference between Shetland and Foula.

Flight carbon footprint between Sumburgh Airport (LSI) and Foula Airfield (FOA)

On average, flying from Shetland to Foula generates about 30 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 30 kilograms equals 65 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Shetland to Foula

See the map of the shortest flight path between Sumburgh Airport (LSI) and Foula Airfield (FOA).

Airport information

Origin Sumburgh Airport
City: Shetland
Country: United Kingdom
IATA Code: LSI
ICAO Code: EGPB
Coordinates: 59°52′44″N, 1°17′44″W
Destination Foula Airfield
City: Foula
Country: United Kingdom
IATA Code: FOA
ICAO Code: EGFO
Coordinates: 60°7′18″N, 2°3′11″W