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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Jura (Island) by train, bus, ferry or plane

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Recommended option

Train, bus, ferry  •  9h 22m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal 926
  3. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal Cm9

£36 - £64

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  9h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station 900 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal 926
  3. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal Cm9

£32 - £45

2 alternative options

Train, ferry  •  10h 12m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Oban
  2. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal Cm9

£39 - £99

Train, fly  •  5h 8m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Islay (ILY) GLA - ILY

£70 - £198

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Jura (Island) is to bus and ferry which costs £30 - £45 and takes 9h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Jura (Island) is to train and fly which costs £65 - £200 and takes 5h 8m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Jura (Island) is 105 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Jura (Island) without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 9h 22m and costs £35 - £65.

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It takes approximately 9h 22m to get from Edinburgh to Jura (Island), including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Islay Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Loganair offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Islay Airport.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Jura (Island). Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Jura (Island).
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  • Distance: 105.2 miles
  • Duration: 9h 22m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Jura (Island), Argyll and Bute, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Edinburgh to Jura (Island). However, you can take the train to Glasgow Queen Street, take the walk to Buchanan Bus Station, take the bus to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Kennacraig Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Port Askaig, Ferry Terminal, then take the line 451 bus to Bridgend, Hotel. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Edinburgh to Isle of Islay via Buchanan Bus Station, Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal, Kennacraig Ferry Terminal, Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal, and Port Askaig, Ferry Terminal in around 9h 43m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Islay
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £230
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Edinburgh to Oban
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£29 - £90
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£29 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£70 - £90
Train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£19 - £27
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
Scottish Citylink
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
Phone
+44 (0)1475 650 397
Email
enquiries@calmac.co.uk
Website
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£6 - £7
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£6 - £7
Car
£30 - £34
Ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£9 - £11
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£9 - £11
Car
£50 - £60

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