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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Lerwick

  • Hire a car in Lerwick to give yourself the freedom to see more of the port town and the wild Shetland coasts. Drive to historical places like Fort Charlotte or Shetland Museum and Archives, which is an hour from the town centre by car, depending on traffic (there usually isn't any). Broch of Clickimin is also close to the town and is easily accessible with a hire car. Shetland is quite rural, and though there are organised tour buses, car hire is the ideal way to get around.
  • If you're flying into Lerwick, you can hire a car at Lerwick Sumburgh Airport. There are several car hire companies to choose from, such as Europcar Sumburgh, Bolts Car Hire Ltd, and Europcar Shetland Isles, among others. Approach the Lerwick car hire counters at the airport to get started after you collect your bags. The car hire desks are past baggage reclaim and security, next to the cash-point machine. Other agencies that don’t have a counter at the airport offer shuttle services to their pick-up location.
  • Driving in Lerwick is not complicated; however, you should expect the unexpected. Always be watchful when driving at night, and watch out for pedestrians and cyclists to avoid hitting them on the road. Shetland gets a lot of rain, so take care on the slippery roads. Driving during winter is more challenging, and you should ensure that your Lerwick car hire has winter tires. Slow down when driving on the icy roads and look out for black ice. You should also remember that they drive on the left side of the road.
  • Driving in the town of Lerwick is pretty easy as there is little traffic due to the low population. However, in the town centre, you may find some short periods of congestion at peak times, notably in the hour before 9 am. If you hire a car in Lerwick, you will find it a breeze to drive in most towns and along the scenic roads. Just mind pedestrians and other vehicles on the narrow two-way roads outside Lerwick, which only have room for one car. You'll have to pull to the side to allow oncoming drivers to pass.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Lerwick for $75 or less
  • Book your rental car in Lerwick at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Lerwick are around 10% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Lerwick

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Lerwick?

    On average a rental car in Lerwick costs $88 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Lerwick found in the last 2 weeks is $88.

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Lerwick?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Lerwick. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Lerwick?

    The average gas price in Lerwick is $7.11 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $85 and $114, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Lerwick?

    Economy (Kia Picanto or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Lerwick.

  • Which car rental companies are at Lerwick/Tingwall airport (LWK)?

    The only car rental company onsite at Lerwick/Tingwall airport is Avis.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Sumburgh airport (LSI)?

    The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Sumburgh airport to off-airport locations is Avis.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Lerwick?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Lerwick?

    An Economy car rental in Lerwick costs $80 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Lerwick?

    A Mini car rental in Lerwick costs $90 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Lerwick?

    In Lerwick, cars are most frequently rented at Avis Bolts Car Hire Ltd (20 miles from city center).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Lerwick?

    On average a rental car in Lerwick costs $618 per week ($88 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Lerwick?

    On average a rental car in Lerwick costs $2,649 per month ($88 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Lerwick?

    Most car rental providers in Lerwick offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Lerwick, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Lerwick?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 7 car rental agencies in Lerwick.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Lerwick?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Lerwick?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Lerwick so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What type of car do you recommend for driving in Lerwick?

    When searching for car hire in Lerwick, the car you choose depends on where you are staying and the number of passengers you intend to carry. An SUV or 4x4 probably has the best safety features for driving on wet, slippery roads outside of town. Additionally, an SUV is large and can accommodate a group of people. You can also opt for a compact car if you're mainly staying in the town or don't like driving bigger cars.

  • What is the speed limit in Lerwick?

    The speed limit in Lerwick around the urban area is 20mph. The general speed limit around the town is 40 mph, and on the highway, the speed should be 60 mph, but speed limits often change. You should adjust your speed to the road conditions by slowing down when it's wet or icy and letting other vehicles pass you on narrow roads.

  • Where are the best places to park in Lerwick?

    The best places to park in Lerwick include pay and park places, off-street parking spaces, and parking metered areas. Popular car parks include; Public Car Park, The Knab, and Seafield Park. You can also book a hotel that offers parking for guests. Free parking in Lerwick is available in the area adjacent to the Ferry Terminal. However, for peace of mind, you should opt for the pay and park. The parking prices start from around 1 pound per hour.

Lerwick car rental reviews and directory

Avis

9.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

4 locations in Lerwick

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Bolts Car Hire

+44 159 569 3636

Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday07:00 - 20:00

Bolts Car Hire Ferry Terminal

+44 1595 693636

Monday08:00 - 08:15
Tuesday08:00 - 08:15
Wednesday08:00 - 08:15
Thursday08:00 - 08:15
Friday08:00 - 08:15
Saturday08:00 - 08:15
Sunday08:00 - 08:15

Bolts Car Hire Ltd, 26 North Road Lerwick

+44 1595 693636

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 17:30

Bolts Car Hire Tingwall Airport

+44 159 569 3636

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Europcar

6.6

Okay

No reviews available

3 locations in Lerwick

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Ferry Terminal

+44 1595 692075

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Scatsa Airport

+44 1595 692075

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Star Rent A Car

+44 1595 692075

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Easirent

6.0

Okay

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One location in Lerwick

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Lerwick Tingwall Airport

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keddy by Europcar

2.0

Poor

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7 locations in Lerwick

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Bolts Car Hire Terminal Bldg Tingwall Airport

1595692075

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:30 - 17:00
Sunday12:30 - 17:00

Ferry Terminal

+44 159 569 2075

Sunday09:00 - 09:30

STAR RENT-A-CAR

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Scatsa Airport- C/O Star Rent A Car

1595692075

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Scatsa Airport

+44 1595 692075

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Star Rent A Car

+44 195 046 0444

Monday07:30 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 08:15
Wednesday07:30 - 20:00
Thursday07:30 - 20:00
Friday07:30 - 20:00
Saturday07:30 - 20:00
Sunday10:30 - 20:00

Star Rent A Car

+44 1595 692075

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Firefly

7.9

Good

No reviews available

One location in Lerwick

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Lerwick Tingwall Airport

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

Poor

No reviews available

3 locations in Lerwick

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22 Commercial Road

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Scatsta Airport

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Tingwall Airport, C/O Star Rent A Car

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Free2Move

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One location in Lerwick

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North Road

+44 1595 690690

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One traveler who rented a car in Lerwick gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.5

Car rental locations in or near Lerwick

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Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$88/day

Good deal

$75/day

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Lerwick car rental information

Pick-up locationLerwick
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Rental locations20
Airport locations12