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Sumburgh Airport Guide

If you are travelling to or from the Scottish island of Shetland, you might want to know a little more about the island's main airport, Sumburgh, including its facilities and details about local transport links. To help make your journey as smooth as possible we’ve put together an informational guide for your benefit. Additionally, Flybe operates flights to and from other Scottish airports, so search our flights on this page for more information.

Sumburgh Airport (SNN) information

Airport Name: Sumburgh Airport (LSI)

Location: The airport is located around 40km from Shetland's main town and port of Lerwick.

Contact Information: Sumburgh Airport, (LSI), Shetland Isles, Scotland, ZE3 9JP. Telephone: 01950 460 905

Transport links and parking

The main airport serving Shetland, this small international hub connects the island with domestic cities and destinations across Europe. There are a number of options for making your journey to and from the airport.

Airport parking

If you wish to drive to the airport, there are 500 spaces available, with both short and long stay options adjacent to the terminal. Pick up and drop off points are marked next to the entrance to the terminal.

Sumburgh Airport by public transport

Unfortunately there is no direct rail link, but connections from Lerwick are available using local bus services, which take around 40 minutes. For more information, contact John Leask & Son at: 01565 693162.

Airport taxis

There are a number of local operators running taxi services, which can be booked in advance or arranged upon arrival at the terminal, subject to availability. See the airport's website for further details about local taxis

Airport car hire

If you're planning to explore the local area, you may find hiring a car is the best way to get around. Star Rent-a-Car has an office in the main terminal with agents for Europcar and Alamo. Booking in advance of arrival is advised.

Sumburgh Airport information for the business traveller

Internet access

Business and leisure travellers can access the internet within the terminal using a BT Open Zone broadband connection. Vouchers for access are available from the airport's information desk.

Other business facilities

Owing to the small size of the airport there are no dedicated meeting rooms. However, travellers can stop off at the Airfayre Café for hot and cold drinks and light meals and purchase everyday items from the airport shop. There are also payphones, an ATM machine and a quiet room.

If you require more information, please visit the airport's website.  

Sumburgh Airport flights

Flybe operates flights from Sumburgh airport to the following destinations:

United Kingdom

  • Aberdeen
  • Avignon
  • Belfast City
  • Benbecula
  • Birmingham
  • Cardiff
  • Edinburgh


  • Donegal
  • Dublin

Channel Islands

  • Guernsey


  • Dusseldorf
  • Brussels


  • Amsterdam


  • Budapest


  • Geneva


  • Brest Brittany
  • Bergerac

Please note not all flights are direct. Please see our timetable for further details.

Use our flights search on this page to book your flight to Sumburgh.