Transport to Papa Stour can either be by ferry, a 35 minute crossing from West Burrafirth in MV Snolda 


by plane, a 10 minute flight from Tingwall.

Ferry Timetable

Depart West Burrafirth 0900 hours Wed, Fri, Sat. 1500 hours Wed. !800 hours Fri, Sat, Sun. Public transport to West Burrafirth is on Wednesday afternoon and Friday and Saturday evenings only, by bus from Lerwick.  Phone (01595) 745745 to book.

 Depart Papa Stour 1000 hours  Wed, Fri, Sat. 1545 hours Wednesday. 1845 hours Fri, Sat, Sun. Onward public transport from West Burrafirth to Lerwick is available on Wednesday afternoon, and Friday and Saturday mornings only by community taxi that will meet the ferry. Phone (01595 745745 to book.

The Papa Stour ferry is a ro ro ferry but has restricted capacity for both passengers and vehicles. Proir booking is therefore necessary on (01595) 745804.

There is a waiting room and toilets at West Burrafirth and in Papa Stour.

Air Service

Tuesday. Scheduled service by Directflight. Phone (01595) 840246 for details and bookings.

There is no public transport available within the isle.



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