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
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.
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