Travelling to Islay & Jura

Travelling to the islands

How to get here?

You can travel to the island by air or ferry. Book your flights and tickets well in advance to avoid disappointment!

By air

Islay has its own small airport, Islay Airport, which is five miles from Port Ellen. It operates daily flights to and from Glasgow and Oban on mainland Scotland, as well as the Hebridean island of Colonsay. This is the quickest way to get to here, with flights from Glasgow taking around 45 minutes. Once here, there are buses, taxis and car hire services available from the airport. Book a flight.

By ferry

Islay has ferry ports at Port Ellen and Port Askaig. You can get the ferry over to either port from Kennacraig on the Kintyre Peninsua, which takes approximately 2 hours. You can either go across with your own vehicle, or as a foot passenger. When you arrive you can get around the island by bus or taxi, plus there are car hire services available at both ports. Book a Calmac ferry.