Getting to Islay

By Ferry

Ferries can be caught from Kennacraig to either Port Ellen or Port Askaig.
There are three sailings a day (with extra sailings in the summer) and the journey takes just over 2 hours.

Please check the calmac website for times, prices & bookings. (

Useful numbers:
Cal Mac Gourock - 0800 066 5000
Cal Mac Kennacraig - 01880 730253
Cal Mac Port Ellen - 01496 302 209

Islay Ferry

Getting to Kennacraig by Car

From Glasgow take the A82 out of Glasgow, along the side of Loch Lomond. Turn left at Tarbet joining the A83 and passing the top of Loch Long and then traveling down the side of Loch Fyne. When you reach Tarbert, turn right and you will reach Kennacraig 5 or 10 minutes later.

The journey from Glasgow takes around 3 hours, with Loch Fyne Oyster Bar (near Cairndow) and Inverary being good places to stop for food.

Getting to Kennacraig by Bus

You can catch a bus from Buchanan Street Bus Station in Glasgow. This Service is run by Citylink and the journey takes approx 3 and a half hours. The times generally coincide with ferry sailings.

Please check the Citylink website for times, prices & bookings. (

Useful numbers:
Citylink - 0871 266 3333
Buchanan Bus Station - 0141 333 3708

Direction Map from Glasgow

By Plane

There are between two and three flights a day from Glasgow Airport to Islay with a journey time of around 45 minutes.

Please check the loganair website for times, prices & bookings.

Useful numbers:
Loganair - 0344 800 2855
Islay Airport - 01496 302 022

Islay Airport

Car Hire

Please note, if you are flying to Islay, you will need to hire a car when staying at Lenavore as there is no public transport to that part of the island.

Useful numbers:
Islay Car Hire - 01496 810 544
Creswell Cars - 01496 302 300