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There are 2 ways to get from Isle of Iona to Tobermory by ferry, bus or taxi

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Ferry, bus, line 495 bus

  1. Take the ferry from Iona Ferry Terminal to Fionnphort Mull Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Fionnphort, Ferry Terminal to Craignure, Ferry Terminal
  3. Take the line 495 bus from Craignure, Ferry Terminal to Tobermory, Ledaig car park

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Ferry, taxi

  1. Take the ferry from Iona Ferry Terminal to Fionnphort Mull Ferry Terminal
  2. Take a taxi from Fionnphort Mull Ferry Terminal to Tobermory

Isle of Iona to Tobermory by ferry and bus

The journey time between Isle of Iona and Tobermory is around 4h 53m and covers a distance of around 59 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 43m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 40m. Operated by Caledonian MacBrayne and West Coast Motors, the Isle of Iona to Tobermory service departs from Iona Ferry Terminal and arrives in Tobermory, Ledaig car park. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 10m
Layover time:
2h 43m
Total time:
4h 53m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 40m
Journey distance:
59 miles
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
£9
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:10
Last service departs at:
07:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Isle of Iona to Tobermory ferry and bus schedules

Isle of Iona → Tobermory
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tobermory is 111.

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

The social distance requirement in Tobermory is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 25 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Isle of Iona to Tobermory is to ferry and bus and line 495 bus which costs £9 - £15 and takes 4h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Isle of Iona to Tobermory is to ferry and taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 1h 23m.

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The distance between Isle of Iona and Tobermory is 24 miles.

The best way to get from Isle of Iona to Tobermory without a car is to ferry and bus and line 495 bus which takes 4h 10m and costs £9 - £15.

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It takes approximately 4h 10m to get from Isle of Iona 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 Isle of Iona to Tobermory.
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  • Distance: 24.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 10m

What companies run services between Isle of Iona, Scotland and Tobermory, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Isle of Iona to Tobermory. However, you can take the ferry to Fionnphort Mull Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Fionnphort, Ferry Terminal, take the bus to Craignure, Ferry Terminal, then take the line 495 bus to Tobermory, Ledaig car park. Alternatively, you can take the ferry to Fionnphort Mull Ferry Terminal then take the taxi to Tobermory.

Bus operators
West Coast Motors
Phone
01586 552319
Email
enquiries@westcoastmotors.co.uk
Website
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Bus from Fionnphort, Ferry Terminal to Craignure, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
West Coast Motors
Bus from Craignure, Ferry Terminal to Tobermory, Ledaig car park
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
West Coast Motors
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Fionnphort Mull Ferry Terminal to Tobermory
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Estimated price
£100 - £120

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