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Getting to Islay!
By car
If you start in Glasgow, drive up to Kennacraig this journey takes approximately 2,5 hours. Take the A82 up Loch Lomondside, turning onto the A83 at Tarbet and then carry on to Inveraray and Lochgilphead, towards Tarbert on Loch Fyne. Kennacraig ferry terminal is 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tarbert on the road to Campbeltown and is where you embark on the Calmac ferry MV Hebridean Isles or MV Isle of Arran to take you to Islay.

By bus

A daily bus service operates from The Travel Centre, Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow by Scottish Citylink making a connection with the ferry at Kennacraig. For schedule information contact Travel Centre Buchanan Bus Station
Phone: +44 (0) 141-332-7133.

By ferry
Caledonian MacBrayne operate the 2 hour ferry crossing which runs twice daily throughout the year, once on Sundays, with additional sailings during the summer season. Be sure to book in advance. For details of timetables and to make bookings contact Caledonian MacBrayne at:
Kennacraig +44 (0) 1880-730253
Port Ellen +44 (0) 1496-302209

By air
The airstrip is near Machrie Bay, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Port Ellen. Prince Charles almost crashed his plane here a couple of years ago. British Airways Express run a 35 minute scheduled service from Glasgow Airport to Islay Airport. For information on schedules contact British Airways at:
Glasgow Airport +44 (0) 141-222-1111
Islay Airport +44 (0) 1496-302022
Soon you can travel from Prestwick Airport.
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On Islay

Taxi
Carol's Cabs - tel: +44 (0) 1496 302 155 / Mobile: +44 (0) 777 5782155.
Fiona's Taxis - tel: +44 (0) 1496 302622 / Mobile: +44 (0) 780 8303200
Lamont Campbell - tel: +44 (0) 1496 810398 / Mobile: +44 (0) 7899 756159
Jim Davis - tel: +44 (0) 1496 810398 / Mobile +44 (0) 7762 590055

Car hire
D&N Mackenzie are the Volkswagen dealers at Glenegedale, Port Ellen
Phone: +44 (0) 1496 302 300 / fax: +44(0) 1496 302 324.

Bus
450 Ardbeg to Portnahaven

450 Portnahaven to Ardbeg
451 Port Askaig to Ardbeg
451 Ardbeg to Port Askaig
456 Port Askaig to Bowmore
456 Bowmore to Port Askaig

Bike Hire
Bowmore Post Office - tel: +44 (0) 1496 810 366
Macaulay & Torrie, Frederick Crescent, Port Ellen - tel: +44 (0) 1496 302053
Mick Stuart, Lennox Street, Port Ellen - tel: +44 (0) 1496 302391
Port Ellen Playing Fields Association, Ellen Brown, Port Ellen - +44 (0) 7831 246911
Port Charlotte Bike Hire, tel: +44 (0) 1496 850488

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