Getting Here

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

By Car

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!

Please see our preferred routes from the South (M40/M6) or get directions from door to door. There are plenty of places to stay eat on the way and stay overnight.

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

By Bus/Rail

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.

By Air

The nearest airport is Inverness, which is approximately three hours away from Lorgill.

Some of the budget airlines that operate from the UK include: flybe, Flybmi, Eastern AirwaysRyanair and Easyjet, or visit the Inverness Airport website for an overview.

Two popular routes are:

British Airways from Heathrow to Inverness

Flybe from London City Airport to Inverness

Alternatively fly into Glasgow or Edinburgh and then hire a car or take a coach/train.

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.

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