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Kennacraig-Port Ellen

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Destination(s) 🇬🇧 Hebrides, 🇬🇧 Scotland, 🇬🇧 United Kingdom
Duration 2h 12 mins.
Operated by CalMac Ferries
Sailings Up to 3 times p/day
Distance 30 miles, 48 km
2p+Car+Return in our estimation £ 51

The Kennacraig-Port Ellen route can be booked through CalMac Ferries. On other times of the day, the ferry sails to Port Askaig as well.

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Ferry to Port Ellen and Kennacraig

Port Ellen, also known for Whiskey, is a town in the south of Islay. There is a ferry from Port Askaig which is located on the Kintyre Peninsula. A good alternative for this route is the Kennacraig-Port Askaig ferry.

  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to departure for vehicles and 10 minutes for foot passengers.
  • To guarantee travel, Operator CalMac strongly advises all passengers to make a reservation prior to travel – even if you're a foot passenger.
  • Tickets can be purchased online

Route Map

The map shows the route of the Kennacraig-Port Ellen ferry.

Tickets and Booking

Ferry tickets on this route can be booked through Caledonian Macbrayne Ferries. When the ferries depart and what the routes are, very much depends on the season and the crowds. In quieter periods the ferries sometimes make a stopover. The exact itineraries can be found on the CalMac website. Summer timetables will come into effect after March 30th.


Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Kennacraig and Port Ellen is currently operated by: CalMac Ferries.

How long does the Kennacraig-Port Ellen crossing take?

The travel time of the Kennacraig-Port Ellen ferry is around: 2h 12 minutes. Please arrive early at the harbor 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 Kennacraig-Port Ellen ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Kennacraig to Port Ellen (or the ferry from Port Ellen to Kennacraig) Up to 3 times p/day. Depending on the season, the amount of people on the ferry and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable/ferry schedule.

What is the distance between Kennacraig and Port Ellen?

The distance between Kennacraig and Port Ellen is approximately 30 miles or 48 km.
Kennacraig-Port Ellen

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