There are 2 ways to get from Oban to Isle of Islay by ferry or bus

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Ferry  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal Cm9

$15 - $19

1 alternative option

Bus, ferry  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Oban, Station Road (Bank of Scotland) to Ardrishaig, Argyll Arms Hotel 423 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal Cm9

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Oban to Isle of Islay is to ferry which costs £11 - £15 and takes 5 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oban to Isle of Islay is to ferry which costs £11 - £15 and takes 5 h 3 min.

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The distance between Oban and Isle of Islay is 53 miles.

The best way to get from Oban to Isle of Islay without a car is to ferry which takes 5 h 3 min and costs £11 - £15.

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It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from Oban to Isle of Islay, including transfers.

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The nearest airport to Isle of Islay is Islay (ILY) Airport which is 7.1 miles away. Other nearby airports include Derry (LDY) (63.2 miles), Glasgow/Prestwick (PIK) (66.7 miles), Glasgow (GLA) (70.7 miles) and Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) (78.1 miles).

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There are 19+ hotels available in Isle of Islay. Prices start at $115 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Oban to Isle of Islay.
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  • Distance: 52.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 3 min

What companies run services between Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland and Isle of Islay, Scotland?

Caledonian MacBrayne operates a ferry from Oban to Isle of Islay once daily. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min.

Bus operators
West Coast Motors
Phone
01586 552319
Email
enquiries@westcoastmotors.co.uk
Website
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Bus from Oban, Station Road (Bank of Scotland) to Ardrishaig, Argyll Arms Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
Phone
+44 (0)1475 650 397
Email
enquiries@calmac.co.uk
Website
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
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

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