As part of your travels we can help you to not only discover the west coast of Scotland, we can open up the rugged beauty of the Bangor and Antrim coast of Northern Ireland with our Kintyre Express passenger ferry which links Campbeltown, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Islay.
How do you get to Islay from Northern Ireland?
Kintyre Express is a fast passenger ferry service that opens up Islay and Northern Ireland for our guests to explore. This express ferry service connects Campbeltown in Kintyre, Ballycastle on the Antrim Coast and Port Ellen on our own Isle of Islay.
Where do you get the ferry to Islay?
Get the ferry to Islay from Kennacraig on Kintyre, landing at Port Ellen (2 hours 20 minutes) or Port Askaig (from 1 hour 55 minutes). Vehicle reservations are recommended.
Can you take a ferry from Northern Ireland to Scotland?
There are 2 ferry routes operating between Northern Ireland and Scotland offering you combined total of 84 sailings per week. P&O Irish Sea operates 1 route, Larne to Cairnryan which runs 7 times daily. Stena Line operates 1 route, Belfast to Cairnryan which runs 5 times daily.
Can you see Islay from Ireland?
View from a green Oa, Isle of Islay, to Ireland
Across the North Channel Ireland can be seen in the distance.
What ferry goes to Islay?
Islay: Kennacraig – Port Ellen/Port Askaig | CalMac Ferries.
How long is the ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan?
Travel from Belfast to Cairnryan
Travel on the biggest ferries ever to sail between Northern Ireland and Scotland, Stena Superfast VII and Stena Superfast VIII. These sister ships travel from Belfast to Cairnryan in a crossing time from only 2 hours 15 minutes with a choice of up to 6 daily crossings.
Do I need a car on Islay?
I really wouldn’t worry about hiring a car. Traffic on Islay is light, as it usually is on islands, and getting used to the ‘wrong’ side of the road is remarkably easy. There is a reliable bus service, but buses are not all that frequent, and you would struggle to get round many distilleries in your short visit.
Can you drive to Isle of Islay?
From Glasgow, head north on the A82 for 40 miles until you reach Tarbet (where the A82 becomes the A83). The drive takes 2.5hrs; there is also a Citylink bus service that runs three times a day between Glasgow and Kennacraig; the journey takes 3-3.5hrs. …
How do I get to Isle of Islay?
Travelling to Islay
Islay is accessible by air or by ferry. There are regular flights from Glasgow to Islay serviced by Flybe which take approximately 45 minutes. It is also possible to fly from Oban with Hebridean Air Service. There are regular ferry services from Kennacraig that sail to Port Ellen and Port Askaig.
Can I travel from Northern Ireland to Scotland during lockdown?
General travel. Travel is allowed within Scotland, with the exception of travel into or out of areas in Level 3 or Level 4. Travel is allowed between Scotland and England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
How much does the ferry cost from Ireland to Scotland?
The two hour Troon-to-Larne service operates between March and October, while the Cairnryan route runs all year. As of December 2012, prices on both routes for one passenger and a car start from £79 — approximately $128 — for a one-way journey.
Can you see Scotland from Northern Ireland?
The distance between the two shores is approximately 12 miles (19 km) at its closest point, and thus it is possible to see across in clear weather conditions.
How far is Islay from Northern Ireland?
The distance between Northern Ireland and Islay is 90 miles.
What is Islay famous for?
A stunning island on the ‘whisky coast’ of west Scotland, the Isle of Islay is probably best known for its peaty, smoky whiskies. Some say they are the best in the whole world.
How far is Islay from Ireland?
Islay is the southern most island of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland and is known as ‘The Queen of the Hebrides’. It lies in Argyll just south west of Jura and around 40 kilometres north of the Irish coast.