There are 7 ways to get from London to Isle of Islay by plane, train, bus, ferry or night train

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

Recommended option

Fly from London City  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Islay (ILY) LCY - ILY

$149 - $430

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  16 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow M11 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal (Kennacraig Ferry Terminal) 926
  3. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal Cm9

$65 - $127

5 alternative options

Fly from London Heathrow  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Islay (ILY) LHR - ILY

$132 - $302

Train Virgin West Coast Trains, bus, ferry  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the bus from Anniesland Cross (Ancaster Drive) to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal (Kennacraig Ferry Terminal) 926
  3. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal Cm9

$265 - $400

Train LNER, bus, ferry  •  14 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Stirling
  2. Take the bus from Stirling, Bus Station (Bus Station Layby) to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) 266
  3. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal Cm9

$107 - $141

Train, ferry  •  14 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Dalmuir to Oban
  3. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal Cm9

$272 - $407

Night train, bus, ferry  •  16 h 57 min

  1. Take the night train from London Euston to Stirling
  2. Take the bus from Stirling, Bus Station (Bus Station Layby) to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) 266
  3. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal Cm9

$97 - $124

Questions & Answers

The distance between London and Isle of Islay is 389 miles.

The best way to get from London to Isle of Islay without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 12 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 1 min to get from London to Isle of Islay, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from London City Airport to Islay Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Aer Lingus, Flybe, British Airways and Loganair offer flights from London City Airport to Islay Airport.

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There are 20+ hotels available in Isle of Islay. Prices start at $123 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from London to Isle of Islay.
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  • Distance: 389.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 1 min

What companies run services between London, England and Isle of Islay, Scotland?

British Airways, Loganair and two other airlines fly from London to Isle of Islay 5 times a day.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Islay via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from London City to Islay via Dublin, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from London City to Islay via Belfast City, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Islay via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Islay via Dublin, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from London Heathrow to Islay via Amsterdam, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London City to Islay via Belfast City, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Islay via Amsterdam, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dalmuir to Oban
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $30
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from London Euston to Stirling
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$199
Sleeper Seat
$55 - $80
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Anniesland Cross (Ancaster Drive) to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal (Kennacraig Ferry Terminal)
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal (Kennacraig Ferry Terminal)
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Stirling, Bus Station (Bus Station Layby) to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3)
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
Phone
+44 (0)1475 650 397
Email
enquiries@calmac.co.uk
Website
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk

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