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There are 3 ways to get from Islay to Tobermory by ferry or bus

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Ferry

  1. Take the ferry from Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal to Oban Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal

2 alternative options

Ferry via Colonsay Ferry Terminal

  1. Take the ferry from Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal to Colonsay Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the ferry from Colonsay Ferry Terminal to Oban Ferry Terminal
  3. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal

Ferry, bus

  1. Take the ferry from Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal to Kennacraig Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Ardrishaig, Argyll Arms Hotel to Oban, Supermarkets
  3. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Islay to Tobermory is to ferry which costs £15 - £21 and takes 8h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Islay to Tobermory is to ferry which costs £15 - £21 and takes 8h 44m.

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The distance between Islay and Tobermory is 57 miles.

The best way to get from Islay to Tobermory without a car is to ferry which takes 8h 44m and costs £15 - £21.

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It takes approximately 8h 44m to get from Islay to Tobermory, including transfers.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Tobermory. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Islay to Tobermory.
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  • Distance: 57.4 miles
  • Duration: 8h 44m

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

There is no direct connection from Islay to Tobermory. However, you can take the line 451 bus to Port Askaig, Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Oban Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Craignure, Ferry Terminal, then take the line 95 bus to Tobermory, Ledaig car park. Alternatively, you can take a ferry from Isle of Islay to Tobermory via Port Askaig, Ferry Terminal, Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal, Colonsay Ferry Terminal, Oban Ferry Terminal, Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal, and Craignure, Ferry Terminal in around 9h 14m.

Bus operators
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
Phone
+44 (0)1475 650 397
Email
enquiries@calmac.co.uk
Website
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal to Oban Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£9 - £11
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£9 - £11
Car
£50 - £60
Ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£3 - £4
Car
£13 - £16
Ferry from Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal to Colonsay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£4 - £5
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£4 - £5
Car
£19 - £22
Ferry from Colonsay Ferry Terminal to Oban Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£7 - £8
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£7 - £8
Car
£37 - £42
Ferry from Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal to Kennacraig Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£6 - £7
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£6 - £7
Car
£30 - £34

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