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Destination(s) šŸ‡¬šŸ‡§ Hebrides, šŸ‡¬šŸ‡§ Scotland, šŸ‡¬šŸ‡§ United Kingdom
Sailings Up to 3 times per week
Duration 2h 50 mins.
Distance 25 miles, 41 km
Operated by CalMac Ferries

Several times a week there is a ferry from Calmac to the Isle of Canna. The boat sails via one or more other islands in the area.

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Ferry to Canna and Mallaig

The isle of Canna is part of the Small Isles in the Scottish Hebrides. Canna is the furthest from the mainland west of Rum. The ferry from Mallaig to Canna therefore often makes a stopover at Rum, after which the ferry continues to Canna. So you can also take a ferry from Canna to Rum (or vice versa).

  • For this crossing, you need to call (or visit) the Calmac office in Mallaig.
  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to departure for vehicles and 20 minutes for foot passengers.
  • Vehicles must be in possession of the relevant island permit prior to travel.

Route Map

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

How long does the Mallaig-Canna crossing take?

The travel time of the Mallaig-Canna ferry is around: 2h 50 minutes. Please arrive early at the harbour 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-Canna ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Mallaig to Canna (or the ferry from Canna to Mallaig) up to 3 times a week. Depending on the season, 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 Mallaig and Canna?

The distance between Mallaig and Canna is approximately 25 miles or 41 km.