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:
Inter-island air services to Fair Isle, Foula, Outer Skerries and Papa Stour) operate from Tingwall Airport (between Walls and Lerwick) by Direct Flight, (part of the Airtask Group).

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.

Bolts Car Hire

Star Rent a Car

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.

JRJ Shetland Ltd. (Lerwick): Tel: 01595 690000 Email:

Shetland Community Bike Project (Lerwick) Tel: 01595 690 077 Email:

Sumburgh Hotel Tel: 01950 460 201 Email: on