Although Shetland is about 200 miles from Aberdeen, Bergen in Norway or Torshavn in Faroe, getting here is remarkably straightforward. There's a ferry from Aberdeen daily and there are connections with Orkney too. Airlines also operate a daily service.
For up to date travel information on getting to Shetland please visit the zettrans website
Once you've arrived, travel in Shetland is cheap and easy. An inter-island ferry service operates between the major islands, you can also catch an internal air flight from Tingwall airport near Lerwick, or use the local bus service that links Lerwick with the main villages and ferry terminals. To find out about local transport please visit the zettrans website
Car users will find parking space allocated at the Böds although in some cases a short walk is required to reach the more remote locations. Travellers using the local bus service should ask the bus driver to advise on the best dropping off points. For details of car and cycle hire, bus and ferry timetables contact the tourist office.
For more information on Shetland as a holiday destination please visit www.shetland.org