The first effect of plane shift, a touch-range spell, is:
You and up to eight willing creatures who link hands in a circle are transported to a different plane. You can specify a target destination in general or specific terms, and you appear in or near that destination.
The second effect of the sorcerer's Distant Spell metamagic option is:
When you cast a spell that has a range of touch, you can spend 1 sorcery point to make the range of the spell 30 feet.
Keeping in mind the "specific beats general" rule:
If you use the Distant metamagic, could you target (up to 8) willing creatures (that aren't in touch range, but are within 30 feet) to plane shift with you?