Planning your journey
Online journey planners can offer people a wider range of opportunities for traveling. By entering the details of where you are traveling to and from the search engine can generate a list of transport options with details on public transport services, including timetables, distances, bus stop locations, access to maps and in some cases information on carbon emissions and details for private transport where public transport is unavailable.
This type of service is useful to anyone with a limited knowledge of public transport in his or her area. Currently the two most accurate and up-to-date journey planners for Shetland are:
ZetTrans is currently engaged in discussions to improve the range of information on transport in Shetland currently offered by online journey planners.
Working in partnership with the HITRANS, ZetTrans have launched an online car-sharing database. This website allows people in Shetland to register their daily journey details online and search for others who are traveling similar routes and looking to car-share. The service is accessible to anyone and can be used for both regular commuter trips as well as one off journeys. For people wishing to sign up and start car-sharing see the below website:
The Council's Fleet Management Unit have a Toyota Avensis Verso car available as a pool vehicle for departmental use as required, allowing essential car users to attend meetings during the day without the need of a private vehicle.
This vehicle can be hired at a rate of £10.00 per day. Phone (01595) 744180 for more information.
A pdf of the Shetland Transport Directory is available here (please note that the document is the 2010/11 as this is when the booklet was last produced). There have been a few minor alterations to some services and confirmation of individual times can be sought from the Operator or by telephoning ZetTrans on 01595 744868. If you would like an amended copy of the Directory sent to you in the post you can also use this telephone number.