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

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

Train, bus, ferry  •  21 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Arbroath
  2. Take the bus from Arbroath, Bus Station to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 1) 222
  3. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal Cm9

$257 - $359

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  22 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Glasgow
  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

$75 - $94

5 alternative options

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Islay  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Islay (ILY) LHR - ILY

$159 - $351

Train to Bristol, fly to Islay  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Islay (ILY) BRS - ILY

$179 - $642

Fly Southampton to Glasgow, bus, ferry  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Glasgow (GLA) SOU - GLA
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal (Kennacraig Ferry Terminal)
  3. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal

$90 - $281

Fly Southampton to Islay  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Islay (ILY) SOU - ILY

$167 - $791

Fly Southampton to Edinburgh, bus, ferry  •  11 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Edinburgh (EDI) SOU - EDI
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal (Kennacraig Ferry Terminal)
  4. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal

$101 - $296

Questions & Answers

The distance between Southampton and Isle of Islay is 394 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Isle of Islay without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 21 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 21 h 10 min to get from Southampton to Isle of Islay, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from London Heathrow Airport to Islay Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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British Airways, KLM, Aer Lingus and Loganair offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Islay Airport.

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There are 20+ hotels available in Isle of Islay. Prices start at $124 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Isle of Islay.
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  • Distance: 393.9 miles
  • Duration: 21 h 10 min

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

Flybe, Loganair and two other airlines fly from Southampton to Isle of Islay 3 times a day.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
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
Flights from Bristol to Islay via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Bristol to Islay via Dublin, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Bristol to Islay via Amsterdam, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Southampton to Islay via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Southampton to Islay via Amsterdam, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Southampton to Islay via Manchester, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Southampton to Islay via Dublin, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London Heathrow to Islay via Amsterdam, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Bristol to Islay via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Bristol to Islay via Amsterdam, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Southampton to Islay via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Southampton to Islay via Amsterdam, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Southampton to Islay via Manchester, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Southampton to Islay via Dublin, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Arbroath
Ave. Duration
9 h 58 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$200 - $300
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$110 - $180
Anytime Single
$200 - $300
Off-Peak Single
$230 - $340
Train from Southampton Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Bus operators
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Arbroath, Bus Station to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 1)
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
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 Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
nationalexpress.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
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
$22 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal (Kennacraig Ferry Terminal)
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.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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