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Destination(s) 🇬🇧 Outer Hebrides, 🇬🇧 Scotland, 🇬🇧 United Kingdom
Distance 31 miles, 50 km
Duration 1h 45 mins.
Operated by CalMac Ferries
Sailings Up to 2 times per day
2p+Car+Return in our estimation £ 48

North Uist can be reached by the Uig Lochmaddy ferry. Uig is the most suitable port to reach this island, as the distance by sea is relatively short.

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Ferry to Lochmaddy and Uig

If you want to travel to North Uist, you can drive to Uig and take a ferry to Lochmaddy. The Uig-Lochmaddy ferry brings you in 1 hour and 45 minutes to North Uist. At the CalMac’s website, you can buy tickets in advance.

  • Check-in is 45 minutes prior to departure for vehicles and 30 minutes for foot passengers.

Route Map

The map shows the route of the Lochmaddy-Uig 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 Lochmaddy and Uig is currently operated by: CalMac Ferries.

How long does the Lochmaddy-Uig crossing take?

The travel time of the Lochmaddy-Uig ferry is around: 1h 45 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 Lochmaddy-Uig ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Lochmaddy to Uig (or the ferry from Uig to Lochmaddy) Up to 2 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 Lochmaddy and Uig?

The distance between Lochmaddy and Uig is approximately 31 miles or 50 km.