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Lerwick Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Lerwick Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

I have NEVER seen a security team follow the 100ml liquid rules so strictly, even in the USA. -lasal

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Sumburgh Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small single-terminal regional airport with clean facilities and minimal shopping and dining options.
  • Slow lines at the security checkpoint, due to thorough baggage check procedures.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Overnight stays are not permitted at this airport.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Lerwick Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Lerwick Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, please write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Lerwick-Tingwall Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Herrislea House Hotel - (4 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged through the hotel. » Check Rates
  • Valley B&B - (4 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged through the hotel. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotes near Lerwick Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Lerwick Airport.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: unknown.
  • Children's Play Area - Yes
  • Currency Exchange - Yes
  • Food & Drinks - The airport’s only dining option, Airfarye Cafe, serves light meals and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Airfarye Cafe closes 15 minutes before the terminal does.
  • Information Desk - Hours: open according to airport hours (see below)
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Quiet Room - Yes
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Shopping - Newspapers, toiletries, and last minute gifts can be purchased at the Airfarye Cafe.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 6:30AM - 8:00PM (Mon - Thurs) • 6:30AM - 8:30PM (Fri) • 7:00AM - 5:00PM (Sat) • 9:30AM - 8:15PM (Sun).

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As of February 2018, Lerwick airport is served by the following airlines: Flybe • Loganair.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


A regularly scheduled service is available between the airport and central Lerwick, the ride journey takes approximately 40 minutes. For fares and schedule information, visit the Zettrans website.

Car Rentals

Star Rent-A-Car is available onsite near the Arrivals baggage carrousels, offering services for Alamo, Europcar and National.


Taxis are readily available outside of the airport terminal.

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Last Updated: 24 November 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .