Ferries to Shetland

NorthLink Ferries provide a daily ro-ro service to Shetland from Aberdeen which, leaving Aberdeen in the late afternoon and arriving in Lerwick around 0730. The ferry journey takes either 12 or 14 hours depending on whether the service calls at Kirkwall (Orkney). Cabins are available on all services to Lerwick. Kennels are also available for pets. Contact Northlink Ferries for more information.

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Flights to Shetland

There are several daily flights operated by the Scottish airline, Loganair from airports across UK.

For the latest flight times, prices and details how to book, visit the Loganair website.

After arriving, at Sumburgh you should head north towards Lerwick on the A970 before following the directions listed below. The information desk at Sumburgh can advise about car hire, buses and taxis. The approximate driving time from Sumburgh to the Toft ferry, via Lerwick is 1 hour and 15 minutes. Star Rent-a-car have a hire desk in Sumburgh arrivals area. Bolts Car Hire can also supply cars for pick up at the airport.