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There are 2 ways to get from Glasgow to Islay by bus, ferry, train or plane

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Bus, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal

Train, fly

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

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The cost-effective way to get from Glasgow to Islay is to bus and ferry, which costs £25 - £35 and takes 7h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Islay is to train and fly which costs £55 - £170 and takes 4h 4m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Islay is 76 miles.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Islay without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 7h 25m and costs £25 - £35.

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It takes approximately 7h 25m to get from Glasgow to Islay, 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 13+ hotels available in Islay. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Islay.
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  • Distance: 75.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 25m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Islay, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Glasgow to Islay. However, you can 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 the train to Paisley Gilmour Street, take the walk to Paisley, Stop 3 Central Road, take the line 757 bus to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building, take the walk to Glasgow airport, fly to Islay, take the walk to Glenegedale, Islay Airport, then take the line 451 bus to Isle of Islay.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Islay
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £280
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
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
Ferry operators

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