Distance between Stornoway and Forfar
The distance from Stornoway to Forfar is 460 kilometers by road. Road takes approximately 6 hours and 53 minutes and goes through Portree, Pitlochry, New Rattray, Maraig, Tarbert, Uig and Broadford.
Shortest distance by air  272 km ✈️ 
Car route length  460 km 🚗 
Driving time  6 h 53 min 
Fuel amount  36.8 L 
Fuel cost  45.6 GBP 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Stornoway  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
A859 46 km, 30 min


Maraig  46 km  30 min  3.6 L  
A859 12 km, 08 min


Tarbert  58 km  38 min  4.5 L  
A859 47 km, 2 h 17 min


Uig  104 km  2 h 55 min  8.3 L  
A87 23 km, 16 min


Portree  127 km  3 h 12 min  9.9 L  
A87 44 km, 28 min


Broadford  171 km  3 h 41 min  13.6 L  
A87 C1239 17 km, 12 min


Kylerhea  188 km  3 h 53 min  14.9 L  
C1239 C1224 5 km, 03 min


Glenelg  192 km  3 h 57 min  15.2 L  
C1223 A87 203 km, 2 h 09 min


Pitlochry  396 km  6 h 06 min  31.2 L  
A9 37 km, 24 min


New Rattray  432 km  6 h 31 min  34.5 L  
A926 A94 32 km, 22 min


56.64447, 2.88851  464 km  6 h 53 min  37.1 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Stornoway to Forfar?
Fuel cost: 45.6 GBP
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 460 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.24 GBP / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Stornoway to Forfar?
Driving time: 6 h 53 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 383 km with a maximum speed 96 km/h = 3 h 59 min
 6 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 4 min
 13 km with a maximum speed 64 km/h = 12 min
 15 km with a maximum speed 48 km/h = 18 min
 46 km with a maximum speed 20 km/h = 2 h 18 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Stornoway to Forfar by land?
The distance between Stornoway and Forfar is 460 km by road.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Stornoway and Forfar respectively.
How far is Stornoway to Forfar by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Stornoway and Forfar is 272 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a greatcircle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Stornoway and Forfar respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Stornoway from Forfar by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 20 min to cover the distance of 272 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 1 h 14 min to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.
How long is a helicopter ride from Stornoway to Forfar?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 1 h 8 min to cover the distance of 272 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 1 h 17 min to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.
What city is halfway between Stornoway and Forfar?
The halfway point between Stornoway and Forfar is Shiel Bridge. It is located about 25 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Shiel Bridge to Stornoway is 205 km and driving will take about 4 h 5 min. The road between Shiel Bridge and Forfar has length 254 km and will take approximately 2 h 48 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Stornoway in relation to Forfar?
Stornoway is located 272 km northwest of Forfar.
Stornoway has geographic coordinates: latitude 58.20926, longitude 6.38568.
Forfar has geographic coordinates: latitude 56.64447, longitude 2.88851.
Which highway goes from Stornoway to Forfar?
The route from Stornoway to Forfar follows A87.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 A9: 60 km
 A859: 56 km
 A86: 46 km
 A82: 24 km
 A94: 19 km
 C1223: 14 km
 A889: 14 km
 C1239: 11 km
 A926: 8 km
 C429: 5 km
 B954: 4 km
 C1224: 3 km
 C430: 3 km
 C432: 3 km
 B947: 3 km
 C1238: 2 km
 A923: 2 km
 A93: 1 km