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Destination(s) 🇬🇧 Hebrides, 🇬🇧 Scotland, 🇬🇧 United Kingdom
Distance 5 Miles, 8 km
Duration 30 minutes
Operated by CalMac Ferries
Sailings Up to 8 times per day
2p+Car+Return in our estimation £ 17

Although Armadale can also be reached by road, it takes quite a bit of driving to get there. CalMac’s Mallaig-Armadale ferry prevents this.

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Ferry to Armadale and Mallaig

If you're coming from the south (e.g. via the A830), this crossing can be a pleasant way to get to Skye. Otherwise, you must make a long detour to the bridge near Kyle of Lochalsh. The ferry from Mallaig to Armadale is a popular connection to the Hebrides, of which Skye is one of the Islands.

The CalMac ferry takes you from Mallaig to Armadale (or vice versa) in about 30 minutes.

  • Check-in is 20 minutes prior to departure for vehicles and 10 minutes for foot passengers.

Route Map

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

How long does the Mallaig-Armadale crossing take?

The travel time of the Mallaig-Armadale ferry is around: 30 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 Mallaig-Armadale ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Mallaig to Armadale (or the ferry from Armadale to Mallaig) Up to 8 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 Mallaig and Armadale?

The distance between Mallaig and Armadale is approximately 5 miles or 8 km.


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