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There are 5 ways to get from Glasgow to Tarbert by bus, ferry, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Uig Pier
  2. Take the ferry from Uig Skye Ferry Terminal to Tarbert

Train, drive, ferry

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Mallaig
  2. Drive from Mallaig to Portree, Somerled Square
  3. Take the ferry from Uig Skye Ferry Terminal to Tarbert

Fly Glasgow to Stornoway, bus

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Stornoway (SYY)
  2. Take the bus from Stornoway, Bus Station to Tarbert, Car Park

Fly Glasgow to Benbecula, ferry

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Benbecula (BEB)
  2. Take the ferry from Lochmaddy North Uist Ferry Terminal to Tarbert

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Stornoway, bus

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Stornoway (SYY)
  3. Take the bus from Stornoway, Bus Station to Tarbert, Car Park

Glasgow to Tarbert by bus and ferry

The journey time between Glasgow and Tarbert is around 14h 9m and covers a distance of around 257 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 47m. The fastest journey normally takes 9h 5m. Operated by Scottish Citylink and Caledonian MacBrayne, the Glasgow to Tarbert service departs from Buchanan Bus Station and arrives in Tarbert. Typically 11 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
9h 22m
Layover time:
4h 47m
Total time:
14h 9m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
9h 5m
Journey distance:
257 miles
Services per week:
11
Cheapest price:
£47
Carbon emissions:
46 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:45
Last service departs at:
10:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Tarbert bus and ferry schedules

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Glasgow to Tarbert is to bus and ferry, which costs £45 - £65 and takes 9h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Tarbert is to fly and ferry which costs £110 - £260 and takes 7h 8m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Tarbert is 171 miles.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Tarbert without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 9h 35m and costs £45 - £65.

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It takes approximately 9h 35m to get from Glasgow to Tarbert, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Stornoway Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Loganair offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Stornoway Airport.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Tarbert. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Tarbert.
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  • Distance: 171.1 miles
  • Duration: 9h 35m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Tarbert, Eilean Siar, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Glasgow to Tarbert. However, you can take the bus to Uig Pier, take the walk to Uig Skye Ferry Terminal, then take the ferry to Tarbert. Alternatively, you can take the train to Mallaig, take the drive to Portree, Somerled Square, take the bus to Uig Pier, take the walk to Uig Skye Ferry Terminal, then take the ferry to Tarbert.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Stornoway
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £340
Flights from Glasgow to Stornoway via Benbecula
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£120 - £340
Flights from Glasgow to Benbecula
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £400
Flights from Glasgow to Benbecula via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£140 - £400
Flights from Edinburgh to Stornoway
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £440
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Mallaig
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £100
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£75 - £100
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Uig Pier
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£40 - £60
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Scottish Citylink
Lochs Motor Transport
Phone
01851 860288
Email
lochsmotors@btconnect.com
Website
lochsmotortransport.co.uk
Bus from Stornoway, Bus Station to Tarbert, Car Park
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Unknown
Lochs Motor Transport
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
Phone
+44 (0)1475 650 397
Email
enquiries@calmac.co.uk
Website
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Uig Skye Ferry Terminal to Tarbert
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £7
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£6 - £7
Car
£28 - £32
Ferry from Lochmaddy North Uist Ferry Terminal to Tarbert
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£10 - £11
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£10 - £11
Car
£50 - £60

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