Travel to Islay

By bus: From Glasgow Buchanan Street Station. City link operates a service connecting with the ferry at Kennacraig.
Phone City Link on 08706082608 to book or visit

By Air: Flybe operates a scheduled service from Glasgow to Islay. Monday-Sunday
Flight time approximately 35 minutes.
To book phone Flybe on 0371 700 2000 or visit

By Ferry: Caledonian MacBrayne. The crossing to either Port Ellen or Port Askaig in Islay taking approximately a little over two hours.
Its advisable to book tickets well in advance. You can do so by phoning Calmac on 01880 730253 or by visiting their website

By Car: From Glasgow to the ferry terminal at Kennacraig takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.The journey by car, through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond, over the “Rest and be Thankful” on the A83, beyond Inveraray, Lochgilphead and Tarbert to Kennacraig the ferry terminal.

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