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Bus, ferry  •  8h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Stirling, Bus Station to Oban, Station Road 266
  2. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal Cm9

£21 - £27

2 alternative options

Train, bus, ferry  •  9h 8m

  1. Take the train from Stirling to Glasgow Queen Street
  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

£32 - £53

Train, fly  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the train from Stirling to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Islay (ILY) GLA - ILY

£66 - £187

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The cheapest way to get from Stirling to Islay is to bus and ferry which costs £21 - £28 and takes 8h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Stirling to Islay is to train and fly which costs £65 - £190 and takes 4h 54m.

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The distance between Stirling and Islay is 91 miles.

The best way to get from Stirling to Islay without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 8h 31m and costs £21 - £28.

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It takes approximately 8h 31m to get from Stirling to Islay, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Islay Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Loganair offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Islay Airport.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Islay. Prices start at £75 per night.

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  • Distance: 90.8 miles
  • Duration: 8h 31m

What companies run services between Stirling, Scotland and Islay, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Stirling to Islay. However, you can take the bus to Oban, Station Road, take the walk to Oban Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Port Askaig, Ferry Terminal, then take the line 451 bus to Bridgend, Hotel. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Stirling to Isle of Islay via Glasgow Queen Street, Buchanan Bus Station, Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal, Kennacraig Ferry Terminal, Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal, and Port Askaig, Ferry Terminal in around 9h 8m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Islay
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £230
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stirling to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £19
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£14 - £19
Train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
Bus operators
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Stirling, Bus Station to Oban, Station Road
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£12 - £17
Website
Fishers Tours of Dundee
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
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£19 - £27
Website
Scottish Citylink
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
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£9 - £11
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£9 - £11
Car
£50 - £60
Ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£6 - £7
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£6 - £7
Car
£30 - £34

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