How to get Here:
By Air: Twice daily, Monday to Friday 25 minute daily flights by Flybe from Glasgow International Airport to Islay Airport. One daily flight Saturday & Sunday. Contact www.flybe.com.
Tel Islay Airport: + 44(0)1496 302022. This is the quickest way to get to Islay & can also offer spectacular views of the islands & 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 & 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 & Be Thankfull', down to Inverary Town along Loch Fyne & then on through Lochgilphead & continue on to the A83 road to the Kintyre peninsula passing through Tarbert to West Tarbert & a further 5 miles to Kennecraig, the Ferry Terminal. Look out for the Ferry sign.
Please take care if you follow your directions by Sat Nav from England as the Sat Nav will send you the shortest route but this will be a much longer journey via 2 extra small ferry journeys which do not even run from October to April so please ignore the Sat Nav when you pass Glasgow airport & keep on the road to Erskine Bridge & then join the A82 to Loch Lomand unless you have planned to take this longer but lovely route via the Portavadie Ferry.
By Bus: Twice daily West Coast Motors Bus Service operates from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station which will take you to the Ferry Terminal just before it departs for Islay. Contact www.westcoastmotors.co.uk for more info.
By Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry: For Bookings & time tables contact www.calmac.co.uk or call 08000665000. The 2 -2.5 hour Ferry journey is a great relaxing experience & you will travel on either MV Hebridean Isles, MV Isle of Arran or MV Finlaggan, the newest & biggest ferry on the Islay run. 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: email@example.com, Tel: 01496 302300
Carol's cabs: Tel: 01496 302155 Mobile: 07775782155
Fiona's Taxi: Tel: 01496 302622 Mobile: 07808303200