Useful Info


How to Get Here :

By Air:

40 minute daily flights by Loganair – Scotland’s Airline, from Glasgow International to Islay Glenegedale Airport. Contact

Islay Airport, Port Ellen, Islay, PA42 7AS. Tel: +44 (0)1496 302022

This is the quickest way to get to Islay and offers spectacular views of the islands and the Mull of Kintyre.

By Car:

If you are driving to Islay from Glasgow the journey should take approximately 2.5 hours. Once over the Erskine Bridge and onto the A82 road along the shores of Loch Lomond, past Tarbet onto the A83 the drive is scenically stunning as you head up the ‘Rest and Be Thankful‘, down to Inverary town along Loch Fyne and then on through Lochgilphead and continue onto the A83 road to the Kintyre peninsula passing through Tarbert to West Loch Tarbert and a further 5 miles to Kennacraig, the Ferry Terminal. Look out for the Ferry sign.

By Bus:

Travel to Islay (Kennacraig) by Citylink Coach from Glasgow

Citylink 926 | Glasgow | Campbeltown | Luxury Travel | Coach & Bus Trips | Citylink

or Tel: +44 (0)8705 505050

The Citylink Coach travels to Kennacraig four times a day, every day, from Buchanan Street Bus Station. Travel time around 3hrs and 15mins.

The buses usually arrive in time for the connecting Calmac ferry to Islay. Reservations are advisable


By Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry:

For Bookings / timetables contact or Tel: +44 (0)8000 665000. The 2 -2.5 hour Ferry journey is a great relaxing experience and you will travel on either MV Hebridean Isles, MV Isle of Arran or MV Finlaggan. You can choose to bring your car over or you can leave it in the car park at Kennacraig. More info on the Islay Ferry here


Car Hire:

You can Hire Cars or Mini buses on Islay from:

  • D & N MacKenzie. Contact email: or Tel: +44 (0)1496 302 300
  • Islay Car hires. Contact email: or Tel: +44 (0)1496 810 544


Local Taxis:

  • Carol’s cabs: Tel: +44 (0)1496 302155 Mobile: +44 (0)7775 782155


Local Travel Directions to No.21:

From the ferry terminal come up to Charlotte Street, and its second door past Laurie’s shop.


Links to more Islay websites

Information on Islay
Islay’s Distilleries
The Islay Festival
Islay Natural History
Walking on Islay
Bird watching
Cycling on Islay
Trout Fishing on Islay