Travelling to Shetland

By Air

There are several daily flights from the UK mainland to Sumburgh, Shetland including: Aberdeen (55 mins), Edinburgh (85 mins) and Glasgow (90 mins). All these airports are connected to London and other major European cities. For further information visit

British Airways operates a codeshare with Loganair which enables you to book directly onto services on BA’s global network at Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports, serving more than 200 destinations.

You will arrive in Shetland at Sumburgh Airport, 25 miles south of Lerwick. The airport bus to Lerwick takes around 40 minutes and there are hire cars and taxis available at the airport. It can be busy so we advise booking in advance.

By Sea

Northlink Ferries currently sail from Aberdeen seven nights a week, year-round, arriving in Lerwick early the following morning at 7.30am. You are welcome to take your car to Shetland on board the Northlink Ferries too. The voyage north aboard these large, comfortable, cruise-style ships makes a relaxing start to your holiday. Cruising up the coast of Shetland on a sunny morning gives a stunning first glimpse of our islands. To find our more visit

The ferries dock at Lerwick ferry terminal, which is less than a mile from the town centre. It’s a pleasant stroll along the waterfront to the centre of the old town and to your accommodation.

Staying on after your tour

Getting Around

There are many ways to explore Shetland, including hiring a car, hiring a bike or making use of the frequent bus services.

​Accommodation in Shetland

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