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Destination(s) šŸ‡¬šŸ‡§ Hebrides, šŸ‡¬šŸ‡§ Scotland, šŸ‡¬šŸ‡§ United Kingdom
Sailings Once per week
Duration 2.5 hours
Distance 16 miles, 26 km
Operated by Arisaig Marine

The Isle of Rum is part of the ‘Small Islands’ and can be reached by ferry from Arisaig. The ferry is operated by Arisaig Marina.

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Ferry to Rum and Arisaig

Arisaig Marina sails once a week from Arisaig to Rum. The ferry first goes to Eigg and after a 15-minute stop, it continues to Rum. In total, the crossing takes about 2.5 hours.

It is possible that the crossing takes a little longer. The skipper likes to slow down when beautiful animal species are spotted such as whales, dolphins or unique birds.

  • You will depart Rum at 2:45 PM and return to Arisaig at 5:30 PM.
  • The distance travelled by the ferry is somewhat longer because the boat first sails via Eigg.

Route Map

The map shows the route of the Arisaig-Rum ferry (via Eigg).

Tickets and Booking

Ferry tickets on this route can be booked with Arisaig Marine Ferries. This is a small ferry company that sails during the peak season.

Alternative ferry crossings

A ferry route nearby that could also be interesting is the Mallaig-Rum Ferry operated by CalMac.

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The Isle of Rum can be reached by ferry from Mallaig. This crossing is operated by CalMac and takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Destination(s) šŸ‡¬šŸ‡§ Hebrides, šŸ‡¬šŸ‡§ Scotland, šŸ‡¬šŸ‡§ United Kingdom
Sailings Up to 4 times per week
Duration 1h 45 mins.
Distance 17 Miles, 27 km
Operated by CalMac Ferries


Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The Arisaig-Rum ferry is operated by:
Arisaig Marine Ferries.

How long does the Arisaig - Rum crossing take?

The travel time of the Arisaig-Rum ferry is approximately 2.5 hours. Please arrive early at the harbour and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

How often does the Arisaig-Rum ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Arisaig to Rum once per week. Depending on the season, the number of people on the ferry and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable/ferry schedule.

What is the distance between Arisaig and Rum?

The distance between Mallaig and Rum is approximately 16 miles or 26 km.