Transport around Sumburgh Airport (LSI)
Sumburgh Airport (LSI) is located 25 miles from Lerwick, the capital of Shetland. Public transportation to and from the airport is limited to buses and taxis. There is no rail service. Many visitors opt to drive themselves to explore this beautiful island, with its rich flora and fauna and breathtaking views.
- Sumburgh, Shetland Islands
- Highlands and Islands Airports Limited
- Time Zone
- IATA Code
- ICAO Code
- 059°52'44"N 001°17'44"W
a regular public bus service from Sumburgh Airport offers connection to Lerwick (bus route 6). The bus journey takes about 40 minutes from the airport. This service is provided by Leask & Sons (tel: +44 1595 693162). Service is limited on Saturday and Sundays; passengers should check bus schedules prior to arrival.
taxis can be found outside the terminal. The trip to the capital of Shetland, Lerwick, takes about 30 minutes. During the summer months, demand for taxis can be high and passengers are advised to book taxis ahead of time from the Information Desk at the airport.
Sumburgh Airport is located 25 miles from Lerwick. From the airport, take the A970 westward, passing Sandwick, then Hamnavoe and Scalloway to Lerwick. Numerous ferry services make it possible for drivers to reach even hard to reach areas of the island.
Charter helicopter service is also available from Sumburgh Airport. Visitors can make use of this service by contacting Bristows Helicopters (tel: +44 1851 705577).