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How to get there

Nearest travel links

Airport Islay
Ferry Port Askaig and Port Ellen
Car Car advised

Activities near Portnahaven

Sports Horse riding, Fishing
Great for Walking holidays, Rural or countryside holidays, Beach or lakeside relaxation, Cycling holidays

How to get there

Ferries to Islay are operated by Caledonian Macbrayne and sail several times a day from Kennacraig on the mainland to either Port Askaig/Port Ellen. You can sail in/out of either port, whichever suits your travel times. Please make sure you book your ferry early, they do get busy. Check in 30 mins before your sailing or you are put to the back of the queue.

If you’re driving from Glasgow, head west on the A82 then A83. Allow three hours to be safe. Scottish Citylink run several buses a day from Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow to Kennacraig, Service No. 926/Campbeltown

You can also fly from Glasgow Airport with Loganair. It is expensive but only takes about 30 mins.

There are several taxi services on the island – Islay Taxis/Carol’s Cabs.