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There are 8 ways to get from Southampton to Isle of Islay by train, plane, bus or ferry

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

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Islay  •  7h 27m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Islay (ILY) LGW - ILY

$149 - $591

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  20h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Glasgow
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal 926
  3. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal Cm9

$63 - $82

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Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Islay  •  7h 45m

  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

$154 - $345

Fly Southampton to Glasgow, bus, ferry  •  10h 51m

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

$85 - $276

Fly Southampton to Islay  •  6h 3m

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

$162 - $786

Train, ferry via Wolverhampton  •  18h 23m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Wolverhampton
  2. Take the train from Wolverhampton to Haymarket
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Oban
  4. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal Cm9

$278 - $423

Train, ferry  •  18h 42m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Oban
  3. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal Cm9

$227 - $326

Train, ferry #2  •  19h 24m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Oban
  3. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal Cm9

$222 - $326

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Isle of Islay is to bus and ferry which costs £45 - £65 and takes 20h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Isle of Islay is to fly which costs £120 - £650 and takes 6h 3m.

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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 ferry which takes 18h 23m and costs £210 - £330.

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It takes approximately 7h 27m to get from Southampton to Isle of Islay, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from London Gatwick Airport to Islay Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 45m and has one stopover.

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British Airways, easyJet and Loganair offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Islay Airport.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Isle of Islay. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10m and costs £1 - £28.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Isle of Islay.
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  • Distance: 393.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 27m

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

Flybe, Loganair and Aer Lingus fly from Southampton to Isle of Islay twice daily.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London Gatwick to Islay via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Islay via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from London Gatwick to Islay via Geneva, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Islay via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Islay via Dublin, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Islay via Frankfurt, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Southampton to Islay via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Southampton to Islay via Dublin, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Islay via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from London Heathrow to Islay via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Southampton to Islay via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Train from Southampton Central to Wolverhampton
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Southampton Central to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $160
Anytime Single
$170 - $270
Off-Peak Single
$200 - $300
Train from Southampton Central to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $160
Anytime Single
$170 - $270
Off-Peak Single
$200 - $300
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Virgin West Coast Trains
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Oban
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Edinburgh to Oban
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $50
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.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
11h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
National Express
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
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk

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