Getting to the Isle of Islay is easy and convenient, with several transportation options available. Here are the most popular ways to reach the island…
Fly: You can fly with Loganair from Glasgow International Airport to Islay. Direct flights are available daily. With the flight taking around 40 minutes, it the quickest way to reach the island. Check the Loganiar website for the most up to date information.
By Car: From Glasgow drive to Kennacraig which should take you approximately 2.5 hours but allow yourself some extra time to enjoy the beautiful scenery and stop at the villages you pass through on the way.
By Bus: City Link operates a bus service from Glasgow which connects with the CalMac ferry at Kennacraig.
Ferry: Caledonian MacBrayne operates a ferry service from Kennacraig on the mainland to Port Ellen and Port Askaig on Islay. This is a scenic and convenient way to reach the island, with several sailings each day. You can either bring your own car or park it at Kennacraig and travel to Islay as a foot passenger.
Getting Around on Islay…
Car Hire: it is possible to arrange car hire on Islay and collection from the airport or ferry terminal can be arranged.
Cresswell Cars Ltd – 01496 30 2300, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cresswellcars.com
Islay Car Hire – 01496 810 544, email@example.com or visit www.islaycarhire.com
Taxis -can be arranged for short journeys or for half/full day island tours.
By Bus – There are two main bus routes which run between 7am – 6pm Monday – Saturday. There is no Sunday service. The route runs on the main roads from Bowmore in the centre of the island to Portnahaven, Port Askaig and Port Ellen/Ardbeg. Check the latest timetable to plan your journey.
No matter which mode of transportation you choose, getting to Islay is easy and convenient.