Getting to the Isle of Skye
There are several modes of transport to the Isle of Skye and all the routes offer breathtaking scenery with the option to stop off on the way for accommodation, refreshments and sightseeing
From the West Cost of Scotland you can approach the island by bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh or by ferry. The ferry from Mallaigto Armdale offers a sense of travelling overseas as you leave the mainland behind and cross to Skye. It operates all year with a limited service during winter months. Alternatively the ferry from Glenelg to Kylerhea is locally owned and run is sure to be an experience never to be forgotten!
Approximate travelling times:
· London to Skye – 13 hours
· Exeter to Skye – 14 hours
· Birmingham to Skye – 10 hours
· Glasgow or Edinburgh to Skye – 5/6 hours
National Express offer a regular service from most major towns and cities to both Glasgow and Edinburgh where you can change and pick up the Scottlish Citylink that will take you the remainder of the journey.
You can take the sleeper from Euston London to Fort William then change for Mallaig and the ferry to Armadale or the sleeper to Inverness for the bus to Portree or the train to the Kyle of Lochalsh. ScotRail provides rail services throughout Scotland and the UK.
Buses, coaches and trains also go via Edinburugh and/or Glasgow.
The nearest airport is Inverness, which is approximately three hours away from Lorgill.
Two popular routes are:
British Airways from Heathrow to Inverness
Flybe from London City Airport to Inverness
Car Hire can be booked for collection on arrival at all airports. Jans of Portree has teamed up with United Rental Group to provide Skye with an excellent range of car, van and minibus hire.