Travel Information

Travel to the Western Isles is either by ferry or by air.

Ferries

The Outer Hebrides are linked to the mainland by ferries sailing the routes from Ullapool to Stornoway, Uig to Tarbert, Uig to Lochmaddy and Oban to Castlebay and Lochboisdale.
There are also inter-island ferries sailing from Barra to Eriskay and Berneray to Harris.

For timetable details,or to make a booking, look at www.calmac.co.uk or phone 0800 066 5400.

Flights

Airports are in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, in Benbecula, Benbecula and on the Isle of Barra.

Loganair, Scotland’s Airline, provides you with the greatest number of flight options to/from the isles with over 50 years’ experience. Loganair also includes complimentary luggage allowance & on board service as standard. Book now for travel from 1st September at Loganair.co.uk

Flybe, Eastern Airways and HIA all operate to and from Stornoway airport.

Flybe/Loganair and HIA operate to and from Benbecula airport.

HIA and Flybe/Loganair operate to and from Barra airport.

Bus Services

The bus service through the islands is good. See further details below. All services are weather dependent, so please bear this in mind when planning your holiday.

Bus services through the Western Isles run either direct to Stornoway, or offer connection to/from Stornoway. Most services run Monday to Saturday. Bus fares are inexpensive with through fares available on many connecting buses. Day Returns offer a discount and are available for all journeys which return to the same start point.

The best pace to find up to date timetables and routes is on the Western Isles Council (Comhairle nan Eilean Siar) website:

http://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/travel/busservice/current/index.asp for Lewis and Harris

http://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/travel/busservice/current/indexu.asp for Uists, Benbecula and Eriskay

http://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/travel/busservice/current/indexb.asp for Barra

Car hire

Car hire and taxi service can be found on the links below.

Lewis Car Rentals

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