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

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Bus, ferry  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal 926
  2. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal Cm9

£25 - £34

1 alternative option

Train, fly  •  4h 19m

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

£59 - £157

Glasgow to Port Askaig by bus and ferry

The journey time between Glasgow and Port Askaig is around 5h 39m and covers a distance of around 131 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 25m. Operated by Scottish Citylink and Caledonian MacBrayne, the Glasgow to Port Askaig service departs from Buchanan Bus Station and arrives in Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal. Typically 17 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 39m
Fastest journey time:
5h 25m
Journey distance:
131 miles
Services per week:
17
Cheapest price:
£25
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:15
Last service departs at:
14:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Port Askaig bus and ferry schedules

Glasgow → Port Askaig
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Port Askaig is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Port Askaig is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Port Askaig is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Port Askaig is to bus and ferry which costs £25 - £35 and takes 6h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Port Askaig is to train and fly which costs £55 - £160 and takes 4h 19m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Port Askaig is 72 miles.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Port Askaig without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 6h 7m and costs £25 - £35.

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It takes approximately 6h 7m to get from Glasgow to Port Askaig, 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 14+ hotels available in Port Askaig. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Port Askaig.
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  • Distance: 72.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 7m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Port Askaig, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Glasgow to Port Askaig. However, you can take the bus to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Kennacraig Ferry Terminal, then take the ferry to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal. 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 Port Askaig.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Islay
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £220
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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