Getting about in Shetland

Connections within Shetland are excellent, with frequent car ferries to most of the outlying islands and a good road network.

Ferry services:
There is a good inter-island ferry service operated by Shetland Islands Council

Air services:
Shetland Islands Council provides inter-island air services which are operated under contract by Directflight Limited from Tingwall Airport.

Car hire:
To fully explore the islands, car hire is recommended if you are not bringing your own car. There are several car hire companies in Shetland.

Grantfield Garage

Star Rent a Car

Bolts Car Hire

The house is a 10 minute walk from the local bus stop (opposite the Walls shop) which provides a regular daily service to Lerwick. Buses connect most areas, with services also linking Sumburgh airport with Lerwick and beyond.Check ZetTrans for bus timetables.

Cycling is a great way to see Shetland but the hills and headwinds can be a challenge! There are a few places where you can hire bikes.

Grantfield Garage (Lerwick):

Shetland Community Bike Project (Lerwick) tel: 01595 690 077 email:

P&T Coaches (Unst) tel: 01957 711 666 email:

Unst Cycle Hire