Shetland car rentals

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Car rental locations in Shetland

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  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Shetland

    6 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Shetland

    5 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Shetland

    3 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car hire locations in Shetland

    2 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car hire locations in Shetland

    2 Locations

Top tips for hiring a car in Shetland

  • There are a lot of single-track roads in Shetland, so consider hiring a compact economy or standard vehicle, which are both popular choices to explore the islands. If you’re travelling as a group, or as a larger family, we recommend choosing a 4x4 vehicle, which has additional space for passengers and luggage. For the biggest choice of car hire companies, we recommend hiring a car in Lerwick, where you can also find a ferry port where a lot of people arrive in Shetland. If you are arriving from Sumburgh Airport (LSI), you can also hire a car close by to the airport.
  • In Shetland they drive on the left side of the road, like mainland Scotland. It’s compulsory for all passengers and the driver to wear their seat belt in the hire car at all times. It’s also illegal to use a hand-held mobile phone when driving, you are allowed to use your mobile device hands-free, however, we recommend always pulling over to use your mobile phone, when it’s safe to do so. If you’re travelling with young children, it’s a legal requirement for them to use a car seat if they are under 12, or under 135 cm. These can be added to your booking easily with your chosen car hire company in Shetland.
  • Although you may be able to arrange this in-person, you cannot hire a car from the Shetland Islands and take it to mainland Scotland when booking online in advance. If you want to travel beyond the Shetland Islands to other UK locations, you’ll need to take a ferry, which is why we do not recommend taking your hire car with you. The best option is to return your hire vehicle before you leave the islands, and hire a new vehicle after your ferry journey, this will also save you money.

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