Loch Portain at Leverburgh ~ Isle of Harris

Getting to The Isle of Harris

It is advisable that you book your travel in advance at all times of the year, and ESSENTIAL that you do so in the summer months when ferries and planes can be booked solid.

If you are arriving anywhere other than Tarbert without your own transport, arrangements may be made to collect you for a small charge.

BY SEA (www.calmac.co.uk)

M.V Hebrides at Uig

The M.V Hebrides at Uig

UIG (Skye) to TARBERT

Come over the sea to Skye – via the spectacular Skye Bridge and drive past the famous Cuillin mountains to get to Uig at the north end of the island.  This is the shortest and most direct crossing – it takes 1¾ hours on the MV Hebrides.

ULLAPOOL to STORNOWAY

This crossing takes 2¾ hours on the MV Loch Seaforth, followed by a drive to Harris for which you should allow about an hour.

BERNERAY to LEVERBURGH

Useful if you are travelling the “Barra to Butt of Lewis” route, either by car or bike.  Takes about an hour. Leverburgh is about 30 minutes from Tarbert by car.

BY AIR

Flybe runs services between Stornoway and Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness in partnership with Eastern Airways.
Loganair runs flights to Inverness, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Manchester

BY BUS

Citylink Buses from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness connect with ferry arrivals.   Tel 0871 266 3333 or www.citylink.co.uk
Local bus timetables can be found at www.cne-siar.gov.uk/travel.

BY RAIL

Travel by train to Oban and catch the ferry for Barra at the south end of the Outer Hebrides, or go to Kyle of Lochalsh and get a bus through Skye to join the ferry at Uig. www.scotrail.co.uk

CAR HIRE

MacKinnon Self Drive 01851 703760
Autohire 01851 706939
Stornoway Car Hire
Car Hire Hebrides
Isle of Harris Car Hire