Once You’re on the Island!

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By Car

If you wish to drive (either hiring a car or using your own) then head to Kennacraig and take the ferry.  The drive to Kennacraig is about 2.5 hours from Glasgow, 3.75 hours from Carlisle and allow 2 hours for the ferry crossing.  We recommend that you allow extra time to visit infamous sites such as Loch Lomond or Inveraray (for the Inveraray Castle and Inveraray Jail). The ferry can be busy at peak times so booking ahead is recommended http://www.calmac.co.uk/.

By Public Transport

Citylink https://www.citylinkonlinesales.co.uk/CitylinkWeb operates a regular service from/ to Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station to the Kennacraig Ferry Terminal. Checking the times marry up with a ferry is advised!

By Air

http://www.britishairways.com and http://www.flybe.com run regular services from Glasgow International Airport (GLA) to Islay Airport (ILY), also known as Glenegedale Airport.

For car rental contact D & N MacKenzie on +44 (0)1496 302300

Getting around

Taxi Services

For the short trip to the local distilleries or for a longer half or full day tours of the Island:

Carol – Taxi & mini bus service. Tour’s of the island available. “Recommended” 01496 302155 or 07775782155
Fiona – Taxi and mini bus service. 01496 302622 or 07808303200
Christine – Lady of the Isles tourist guide. 01496 810485 or 07732 283554

Car hire

Available from:

Islay Car Hire 01496 810544
D and N MacKenzie 01496 302300