How do I get to Shetland?

There are daily flights and ferries connecting Shetland with the Scottish Mainland. The ferry links Shetland with Aberdeen and flights are available to most Scottish mainland airports.

Travel by Air

Loganair provide air services to Shetland and flights to and from the main airport at Sumburgh can be booked via Loganair provide direct routes to Sumburgh from the main Scottish airports of Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Dundee.

Travel by Sea

Northlink Ferries provide a direct sea connection between Aberdeen and Lerwick. There are overnight ferries every night of the week and arrive in the Lerwick at 07:30 each morning. Further information and booking can be found at


There is a large variety of accommodation available within Shetland from Hotels & Guest Houses to Self Catering, Youth Hostel and Campsites. Further information can be found at or the Visit Scotland website

Car Hire

There are two main car hire companies within the Isles. These are and and both have offices based at Lerwick and Sumburgh airport.

Public Transport

There are regular buses that run from Sumburgh Airport to Lerwick. All information on public transport including bus timetables can be found at

Further Information

The following websites are an excellent source of information for your visit to the Shetland.

General Information
Visiting & Local Artistes