Getting to 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 SEAHebrides at UigHebrides at Uig (www.calmac.co.uk)

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 Isle of Lewis, 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

There are flights to Stornoway from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness (www.flybe.com) and from Aberdeen (www.easternairways.com).  Flights are also available to Benbecula and Barra from Glasgow.

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

Lewis Car Rentals  01851 703760
MacKinnon Self Drive 01851 703760
Gaeltech  01859 520460
Autohire 01851 706939