Welcome to Sumburgh Airport
Shetland is the home of otters, puffins & Shetland ponies.
Sumburgh airport is the main airport serving Shetland and is situated approximately 25 miles south from the main town/port of Lerwick. The airport provides air links to Scotland's major cities, Orkney and Norway.
Shetland is known for its distinctiveness and culture which is unlike that of anywhere else. Its roots lie deep in Viking with islands littered with Old Norse names and remains. It is a haven for birds being home to more than one million during the seasons. The Islands are also famous for great walking, cycling and touring, whale watching - Shetland Ponies and Fair Isle Knitwear to name but a few!
Terminal Contact Details
Sumburgh Airport, (LSI), Shetland Isles, ZE3 9JP
Telephone: 01950 460 905 (Information Desk)
Fax: 01950 460 218
Telephone: 01950 461 000 (Administration)
|Monday to Friday||06.30 - 20.30|
|Saturday||07.15 - 16.30|
|Sunday||10.15 - 20.30|
The Information Desk is available during opening hours and can be contacted on either tel 01950 460 905 or fax 01950 460 218.
Please click on the following links to find out more about the security and check in, car parking, car hire, taxi providers, public transport, and pilots information and air services at Sumburgh airport.
Passenger Services include:
- Airfarye Cafe - offering :-
- Hot and cold drinks, coffees, teas, hot chocolate and a licensed bar
- Snacks and light meals including a daily special using ingredients sourced from local suppliers
- Shop - including daily and weekly newspapers, locally made crafts and gifts and last minute toiletries and supplies
- Opening Hours:
|Mon - Fri||06.45 - 20.00|
|Sat||06.45 - 15.30|
|Sun||10.15 - 20.00|
- Tourist Information Point
- Locally run VisitShetland Information Outlet offering the latest information about Shetland including what to do, where to stay, events and contacts from within the area
- Open from:
|Mon - Fri||08.45 - 16.45|
|Sat||10.15 - 15.30|
|Sun||10.30 - 17.30|
- Internet Access Information available from here
- Bureau de Change facility
- Pay Phones
- ATM Machine
- Broadband Internet
- BT Open Zone
- Sumburgh airport - vouchers available from Information Desk
- Children's Play Room
- Quiet Room
- Baby Changing Facilities
If you require assistance, please make arrangements prior to arrival through your airline. Flybe can be contacted on 0871 700 0535 or at www.flybe.com.
- Disabled Toilets
- Ramp Facilities
- Disabled Parking Bays and Drop Off and Pick Up Zones
Useful Local Telephone Numbers
|Highlands & Islands Airports Ltd||01950 461 000|
|Shetlands Islands Tourism||01595 693 434|
|Promote Shetland||01595 989 898|
|Northern Constabulary, Lerwick||01595 692 110|
|Gilbert Bain Hospital||01595 743 000|
Please follow the link from here to the Visitor Information Pages on Shetland offering ideas on what to see and do on the islands and further information on all the great activities, culture, wildlife, archaeological sites, and creative industries.
The Local Tourist Board is:
VisitScotland - Sumburgh Gateway VIC
Telephone: 01950 460 905
Fax: 01950 460 807
Shetland Museum & Archives
Telephone: 01595 98 98 98
The Sumburgh airport webcam and many others across Shetland can be accessed from this link
Air Discount Scheme
The Scottish Government's Air Discount Scheme (ADS) provides a 40 per cent reduction on air fares between Scotland's remotest communities and Scottish cities. ADS are applicable for people whose main residence is any of the following: Western Isles, Orkney, Shetland, Islay and Jura, Caithness and North-West Sutherland. It also includes students from these areas who are studying away from home.
For more information on ADS, eligibility criteria, application information and how to apply, please visit the ADS website on http://www.airdiscountscheme.com/.