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Destination(s) 🇬🇧 Hebrides, 🇬🇧 Scotland, 🇬🇧 United Kingdom
Sailings Up to 30 times per day
Distance 1 km, 1 mile
Duration 10 mins.
Operated by Glenelg-Skye Ferry
2p+Car+Return in our estimation £ 18

Travel to Skye on the “Glenachulish”, the last manually operated turntable ferry in existence! This ferry is quite an experience and a fun alternative for the bridge.

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Glenelg Kylerhea strait ferry

Ferry to Skye and Glenelg

Although the bridge to the Isle of Skye is not terribly far away (40 minutes drive), we recommend taking this Glenelg-Skye ferry! It is a pretty special ferry whose top rotates so that you can drive on it. With a bit of luck, you will also see otters, seals or dolphins/whales.

The ferry is a bit more expensive than other ferries in the region, but it is worth it for those who do not want to travel to the bridge.

  • The ferry sails seven days a week between 10 am and 6 pm (10 am to 7 pm in June, July, and August). Every 20 minutes or as required.
  • The road to the Glenelg-Skye ferry is a bit challenging for some. You drive on small mountain roads. Take 30 minutes for this route to the departure point.
  • Unfortunately, this ferry does not run during the winter.

Route Map

The map shows the route of the Glenelg-Skye ferry.

Tickets and Booking

Tickets can be purchased at the ferry.

Car with up to 4 passengers£18.00 / £25.00 return
Minibusesfrom £25.00
Motorbike£10.00 / £15.00 return
Foot passenger£3.00 / £5.00 return
Bicycle (and cyclist)£4.00 / return


Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry is currently operated by Glenelg Skye Ferry.

How long does the Glenelg Skye crossing take?

The travel time of the ferry is around 10 minutes. Please arrive early at the pier and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is communicated on the website of the ferry operator.

How often does the Glenelg-Skye ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry almost every 20 minutes during the summer season. Depending on the time of the year, 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 Glenelg and Skye?

The distance of this ferry crossing is only 0.3 miles/500 meters