The best Lerwick Sumburgh Airport car hire to access would be Avis who are served by Shetland’s main car rental company Bolt’s Car Hire. The company offer a 24h drop-off service, which is especially useful, considering the opening hours of the airport. Another added benefit allows you to check-in online and complete your transaction digitally, enabling you to arrive and simply pick up your keys at the collection point, leaving you free to get in your vehicle and get on your way.
You will need a valid driving license for car hire at Lerwick Sumburgh Airport, plus one other form of photo ID, preferably a passport. You will also need a credit or debit card to complete your transaction. Note that some higher value rentals may request two forms of payment cards, which you will be notified of through your booking confirmation. UK customers will also need a proof of address, alongside your DVLA licence code if your licence was issued either in Scotland, England, or Wales.
You can easily locate the car hire desks at the airport’s only terminal, which is quite small, and you will see it in the terminal hall next to the Baggage Reclaim on your arrival. Bolt’s Car Hire maintain a fully staffed office and fuel refilling facility at the airport, which will be useful on your return if you haven’t already pre-filled your tank. The pick-up and drop-off areas for vehicles are clearly marked at the terminal entrance. Their office is also open seven days per week in the airport’s terminal for all scheduled flights; however, it is advisable to let your car hire company know what time your flight is arriving, to ensure a smooth process.
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Sumburgh Airport, Shetland to off-airport locations include Avis, and Europcar.
Pros:Customer service at the car hire and drop off was absolutely excellent. Staff were amazing, friendly and ultra helpful. Thank you!
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Pros:Friendly customer service and easy pickup and drop off
Cons:Usually a rental agent goes through the contract in detail and we would have caught the car insurance they added that we didn't need. Our fault for not reading carefully before we signed but we were disappointed discovering they tacked on the expense without asking.
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