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There are 3 ways to get from Port Ellen to Gatehouse of Fleet by ferry, bus, plane, car or train

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Ferry, bus  •  13h 24m

  1. Take the ferry from Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal to Kennacraig Ferry Terminal Cm9
  2. Take the bus from Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 926
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands X74
  4. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms 500

2 alternative options

Fly to Campbeltown, drive  •  21h 59m

  1. Fly from Islay (ILY) to Campbeltown (CAL) ILY - CAL
  2. Drive from Campbeltown to Gatehouse of Fleet

Fly to Glasgow, train, bus  •  7h 51m

  1. Fly from Islay (ILY) to Glasgow (GLA) ILY - GLA
  2. Take the train from Barrhead to Dumfries
  3. Take the bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms
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The cheapest way to get from Port Ellen to Gatehouse of Fleet is to ferry and bus which costs £35 - £55 and takes 13h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Port Ellen to Gatehouse of Fleet is to fly and train and bus which costs £80 - £220 and takes 7h 51m.

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The distance between Port Ellen and Gatehouse of Fleet is 95 miles.

The best way to get from Port Ellen to Gatehouse of Fleet without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 13h 24m and costs £35 - £55.

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It takes approximately 13h 24m to get from Port Ellen to Gatehouse of Fleet, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Islay Airport to Campbeltown Airport. The quickest flight takes 16h 20m and has one stopover.

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Loganair offers flights from Islay Airport to Campbeltown Airport.

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There are 61+ hotels available in Gatehouse of Fleet. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Port Ellen to Islay Airport is to line 451 bus which takes 11 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Port Ellen to Gatehouse of Fleet.
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  • Distance: 94.9 miles
  • Duration: 13h 24m

What companies run services between Port Ellen, Scotland and Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Port Ellen to Gatehouse of Fleet. 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 Kennacraig Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal, take the bus to Buchanan Bus Station, take the bus to Dumfries, Whitesands, then take the bus to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms. Alternatively, you can take the line 451 bus to Glenegedale, Islay Airport, take the walk to Islay airport, fly to Campbeltown, then take the drive to Gatehouse of Fleet.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Islay to Campbeltown via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £110
Flights from Islay to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £280
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Barrhead to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£16 - £50
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£16 - £23
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£35 - £50
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£19 - £27
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
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