Riof Ocean Cottage Isle of Lewis

Travel Information

Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries By Ferry

Calmac Ferries
Ferries run daily throughout the year from Ullapool to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis.

The journey is usually around 2hrs 30mins. The scenery on leaving Ullapool and going through Loch Broom is breathtaking. It isn't unusual to see whales and dolphins in the Minch, or view the local fishing boats going about their daily business.

Tarbert - Uig ( Isle of Skye )

Caledonian MacBraynes run a car ferry service between Tarbert and Uig on Skye . It runs up to three times a day in the summer months and once a day in winter.

Latest check-in before departure for vehicles is 30 minutes and passengers is 10 minutes

Leverburgh- Otternish ( North Uist )

Caledonian MacBraynes run a car ferry service between Leverburgh and Otternish in North Uist. It runs up to five times a day in the summer months and twice in winter.

Latest check-in before departure for both vehicles and passengers is 10 minutes

The journey time is 1hr 10mins.

There are Sunday sailings between Leverburgh and North Uist.


By Air

Stornoway Airport is approximately four miles east of the town, it is the main airport for flights to the Western Isles. Flights to Stornoway (SYY)run direct from Inverness (INV), Glasgow (GLA) and Edinburgh (EDI). Eastern Airways  operate daily flights, Monday to Friday, to Stornoway from Aberdeen. Inter-island flights to Benbecula also fly from Stornoway. All four airports have excellent connections within the UK and internationally.

Approximate Flying times from:

Glasgow - Stornoway 50 mins
Edinburgh - Stornoway 1hr 05mins
Aberdeen - Stornoway 55 mins
Inverness - Stornoway 40 mins

British Airways
Highland Airways
Eastern Airways

Car Hire

Hiring a car is the easiest way to explore, giving you the freedom to wander and delight in all that the Islands have to offer.

Lewis Car Rentals
Stornoway Car Hire
Mackinnon Self Drive
Arnol Motors

Mainland Buses


ScotRail
Scotsell
National Express
City Link

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