Travelling to Islay

Rainbow on the water as the ferry approaches Port Askaig, Islay
By Plane
Flybe operate flights daily from Glasgow International.  The flight takes 45 minutes.  For schedules and booking check
By Bus to Kennacraig
Citylink run buses twice daily from Buchanan Street Bus Station in Glasgow to Kennacraig Ferry Terminal.  We recommend that you book a seat to avoid disappointment.  For bookings check
By Car to Kennacraig
Allow about three hours for driving the 105 miles journey from Glasgow to Kennacraig.  From the M8 cross the Erskine Bridge.  From there take the A82 through Dumbarton, past Loch Lomond and take the A83 at Tarbet.  Drive on past Inverary, Lochgilphead and Tarbert.  Follow signs for Campbeltown.  The ferry terminal is located four miles outside of Tarbert.  Pay close attention to the signs for the terminal in case you miss it.
Ferry From Kennacraig
Caledonian MacBrayne operates the daily ferry service from Kennacraig to Port Askaig and Port Ellen.  Ferries run twice daily Monday to Saturday and once on Sunday. During the summer season there are additional sailings.  If you are travelling by car we strongly recommend booking.  You can check timetables and make your booking at